Forage is a unique, modern eatery serving delectable fourteen-course meals utilizing an array of techniques from very talented chefs. Though the menu is rotational, past appetizer and small plate options have included black current leaf and frozen tomato, diver scallops with sunchoke puree, Yukon gold potato risotto with pickled garlic and fresh water spot prawn roasted with Indian spices. Forage's popular entrée dishes have included cinnamon smoked duck with root vegetables, anise-scented elk tenderloin, goat with fava beans and green tomatoes and duck egg pierogi. The inventive and decadent meal continues with dessert, such as the carrot cake and salted caramel coolant and the pine nut cake with whipped chocolate.
To say Forage is a foodie's dream come true is too simple. The mix of whimsy and discipline displayed by the chefs helps diners taste the full potential of ingredients.
I am sad to see this restaurant closing. I hope they are able to provide a similar experience in their next venture.
A most fabulous dining EXPERIENCE. Too bad they are closing this venue....hope to follow them to what ever their next offering ends up as.
I don't know why I had never gone here before, and am sad to hear it is closing, but I am hopeful it is a temporary hold. I love the food and the concept, and we should all take time out every now and then for 3+ hour dinners with someone special.
Great progression on food. Excellent flavor without going overboard on molecular gastronomy...
Such a memorable experience. The food was amazing.
Who thought herb infused broth could change your life! If you enjoy this format of dining, don't miss this gem. I have had truly great food all over the planet, and this has to rate in the top 10 meals of all time.
Only went to this restaurant because I had some gift certificates. REAL glad I didn't pay for it out of my own pocket. Way over priced. Except for the fresh baked bread, nothing was something that I would crave and have to go there again for. Some of it was downright weird.
If you have more money than you now what to do with, and have absolutely nothing better to do, then by all means try this place. Otherwise, you can eat at any number of great places 10 times over for what one meal here costs.
The food was unbelievable and after 14 courses my girlfriend and I were full. Although the food was amazing I was probably most impressed by their customer service. It was my girlfriend's birthday and as soon as we walked in the food they told her happy birthday, even the chef came out and said it, and even the preprinted menus said happy birthday at the top. This experience is one I'll be sure to try and do again in the future.
I got the 16-course tasting menu, which is the only choice for food, for $89 and the $21 non-alcoholic drink pairing. The food and drink started coming. I was by myself and would have appreciated a faster pace. I was there for a bit shy of three hours, which is faster than they told me to expect.
I thought some of the courses were very good and many were interesting combinations but there were also quite a few that I thought were just OK. The main entree was lamb and it was really chewy. The drink pairings were interesting but the portion size was about two or three ounces. Even with the five or six drinks it wasn't a lot to drink.
Even though I wasn't that excited by my meal I suspect it's the best restaurant in town and I thought the prices were fair for what you received.
The food was super interesting and beautifully served. The flavors were great. We very much enjoyed our meal. The downside was that it took more than 3 hrs. - longer than the 2.5 hrs. they mentioned it would be. I thought that I'd fall asleep before we were finished. Not sure they could cook faster.
The tasting menu took over four hours, and we had to ask the kitchen to increase the speed at which the courses were brought out. A few of the courses were memorable, but many were unimpressive. The waitstaff was very nice and professional, but generally I felt the restaurant was overpriced. Waiting for as long as we did between 15 or 17, whatever it was, courses was torturous.
We go to Forage every time we visit Salt Lake and the food this time was the best yet. Each dish was unexpected in ingredients but they all worked. The wine list was excellent and not exorbitantly priced. Food, wine, service and ambience were all superb. The quality is Michelin star.
Amazing place! Disappointed and surprised that it closed but I'm really glad I got to eat there twice.
The leak, pork course was amazing, as were all the others. Found out that that night it had not been offered in all the years it had been opened - completely new! It was the highlight of the evening. It's an art form and I loved the creative process! Loved this place!
Chef Bowman Brown is amazing. Easily the best food in SLC, and better than you would find in most places in Philly, Chicago and NYC. Do not go if you are not adventurous.
Each of the 15 lovingly prepared, beautifully presented small bite courses was an intriguing and original blend of flavors and textures. The rich goose broth starter was poured into our cups through a bouquet of fresh herbs to infuse their volatile oils. Tiny rolls of beet leather concentrated the beet flavor, which was set off by a filling of liver mousse. Sturgeon was accented with roe and sour pear. Wine pairings were well chosen. The simple black and white decor accented by art pieces allowed the food to be the focus. This is a top quality restaurant with a passion for what they do, yet friendly and unpretentious. Be sure to experience this adventure in dining.
As this was a 15(?) course meal, we understood that it would be a time consuming event; however, four hours was way way way too much time. Each course is impeccably put together and very creative, but the running average was between 15-20 minutes in between each course. With each course being 1-3 bites a piece, that meant you were sitting there for a very long time waiting in between courses. Furthermore, I did the wine pairing with the dinner. All of the wines were paired very well, but the problem was that each wine pour was meant to last you through 2 courses. In addition the pours were about a half glass, so you were meant to make a half glass of wine last for roughly 40 minutes. We ended up having to order an additional glass of wine towards the end because the waiting in between was a little ridiculous.
I'm sorry for coming off a bit harsh as we did enjoy the overall experience, but the waiting was really bad. The service was excellent, as was the creativity and ambiance, however they severely need to work on the speed in between courses.
This place is delicious and innovative. We loved the presentation of the food, the ambiance, and the service. Splurging on the wine tasting to accompany the tasting menu is also worth it. Can't wait to try this place again during a new season.
Such an amazing dining experience. It will challenge your palate to try things that personally I have not tried before. The service is beyond on point and the chefs are amazingly talented.
I recently moved to SLC from Portland, OR and have been searching for a restaurant that I felt was GREAT! Well I finally found it at Forage! Not only was it the best meal I've had in this city, it's one of the best I've had in any city, including New York and San Francisco.