Splurge spots • editor picks
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.
Takashi • One of the best places for sushi thanks to the chef's attention to detail, including quality ingredients.
Log Haven • (See People's Choice.)