Salt Lake City-Romantic Food

Just received a call from a fellow speaker in route to Salt Lake City. They said they wanted to wish me a Happy New Year and since she knew I had several clients in SLC, she thought I might be able to refer her to a culinary delight. Well of course I can!
Less than half an hour from down town is one of my favorite restaurants on the planet.
Nestled in the foothills just east of town is a romantic little eatery called “Log Haven.”
This place has more awards than it has tables, but the attitudes and food are absolutely the best.
Check out the Log Haven website for the back-story, but this place was built as a mountain get-away in the early 1900’s and has a quite interesting past. The Ahi Tuna and BBQ Duck was wonderful and I’m told the crab cakes are to die for.
Romance, beauty, history, service and great food; what more can one ask for?
I’ve never met the owner, but the Chef was very congenial and attentive and it is obvious the Log Haven understands that in great customer service…you “Don’t Just Do It!”

Paradise Valley, AZ

Since I have traveled a great deal over the years, I have had the opportunity to dine at some of the finest restaurants in the world. People often ask for recommendations, and I literally have dozens of eateries to share. That being said, just last night a gentleman asked if I could recommend a restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ and I told him one of my most favorite culinary delights in the Southwest (maybe America) is El Chorro Lodge in Paradise Valley. Not far from Scottsdale, this 1930’s schoolhouse has been crafted into a cozy, beautiful and dare I say, romantic restaurant. Although it’s been a couple of years since I have been able to visit, I often refer people and have been assured the fragrant fires still burn in the outdoor dining area and the “sticky buns” remain a feature you won’t want to miss. If you ever in the Phoenix/ Scottsdale area, you must treat yourself to the El Chorro Lodge.
Now before you tell me your favorite restaurants…don’t. But if you have tried any that I share with you…let me know what you think.

In fine dining like in life…you “Don’t Just Do It”