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Splurge spots • editor picks

Published June 28, 2013 8:15 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Winner

Forage • The 16-course tasting menu at this Salt Lake City restaurant costs about $90 a person, not including tax and tip. But that's a bargain, as it is much cheaper than paying for an airline ticket and hotel in San Francisco, New York or some other well-known culinary city. That's where you would have to go to get the kind of meal prepared by chef and co-owner Bowman Brown. Ingredients are mostly local and often foraged from the wild. And before these items reach the plate, their taste and texture are carefully contemplated and then handcrafted into an edible piece of art. Dining at Forage isn't just another meal — it's an experience worthy of a splurge.

First runner-up

Takashi • One of the best places for sushi thanks to the chef's attention to detail, including quality ingredients.

Second runner-up

Log Haven • (See People's Choice.)