by Steven Doyle
What started on shaky ground has settled into a perfectly fine repast that is at once comforting and refined. The Front Room at the Lumen Hotel, which is located just across Hillcrest from SMU in Park City, recently revealed a new menu created by executive chef Nick Amoriello, and it gave us a smile this week as we dined in the kitchen as invited guests. We dodged a few plates being rushed to tables as we clinked glasses of merlot and feasted away on tiny tastes of the full grown menu.
Here we sampled dishes created as throw backs to more refined diner fare such as shrimp and grits, roasted chicken and steak and eggs. Amoriello gathers up local ingredients from all the correct sources such as Neuske’s bacon which the chef sous vides as a simply wonderful addition to several salads. Continue reading