This past Halloween, and for the first time in years, I broke with tradition and did not greet the children with a random skit at my door as I gave them their candy. This means that I did not make my traditional caramel apples, dipped in homemade granola, served with my freshly brewed hot apple cider.
Each Halloween this is the treat the adults get when they are willing to brave the elements in their SUVs!
After an incredible week of sickness, very little sleep, hospital visits, and never ending work, I was ready for a break!
My big break came when my Hubby made reservations for us to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary at a Sundance Restaurant. We dined at The Foundry Grill. The FGR is one of two restaurant options when you eat at Sundance Resort. I usually prefer the FGR over The Tree Room because of its recognizable food and cozy atmosphere.
I ordered the Braised Short Rib and Dave ordered Shrimp and Scallop Scampi. We started off with a little soup and Caesar salad, accompanied with bread and butter. I also ordered a Virgin Margarita. Dave , liking the sour stuff, attempted once again to get a glass of real live cranberry juice (he always does this).
I asked the waiter for a sample of both soups. If you have ever been anywhere to eat with me I do this often, and many restaurants are more than happy to accommodate. Our fancy waiter looked perplexed and he said “I’ll check”.
The drinks came first . My virgin margarita tasted like pure salt and Dave’s”pure cranberry”, well… not so pure, lots of sugar. The waiter tried to tell me that margaritas taste salty until you move the straw around. I tried that, and nope….still salty. I guess if it had some booze in it, I may not have noticed that I was drinking something which reminded me of the Great Salt Lake.
Okay, so the drinks were not our favorite…
Soon after the waiter contacted Robert Redford, President Obama, or someone in charge, he consented to bring me my samples of soup. I chose the tortilla soup.
On a scale from 1 to 10, I’d give it about a 6. It was luke warm and kind of bland. Nothing much to rave about. Dave’s caesar salad….the thing that comes to mind would be tiny fish. I say this because the salad was tiny and a bit heavy on the anchovies, which are usually blended into standard caesar dressing. I like a good fish every now and again, just not in my salad. Both the Salad and the soup needed a bit more salt. Hmmmm, I know… maybe it was placed in my margarita by accident.
Lastly, our main course arrived and it was nothing short of spectacular! Both entrees were as delicious as they were beautiful. From our first savory bites, to our last… Divine darling, just divine…
For dessert (my favorite food group),we shared a slice of apple pie. Take it from me, when eating at an upper scale grill restaurant, stick with the French sounding desserts, that way you will not be expecting your Grandmas Apple Pie… It was dry, but thankfully the smooth vanilla bean ice cream saved this pie from a most certain death.
The atmosphere was cozy, as we celebratedthe evening by a toasty fire. The Service was, eeehhh, just okay.
Dave and I were dressed more casually than others around us. I was becoming envious as our waiter seemed to fawn over those dining and ordering fine wine & cocktails, and….. not asking to sample the soup.
So here’s my humble opinion:
Service- Precise, yet aloof.. very distant, and lacking personality.
Taste- Fantastic, as long as you stick to the main course.
Price- On the midline ($ 32) for the portion size. Mostly worth it!
Recommendation- Yes if you dress expensively, order wine, and drive up in a Lamborghini.
The FGR caters well to the upper eschalons of society, which we are not. However, you may be. So, why not give them a try?
Have you eaten at Sundance’s Foundry Grill Room? What do you think?