Unbeatable Beets at Pago SLC

September 1, 2011 No comments

I love beets, but I know I am in the minority.  Pago in Salt Lake City prepares a wonderful salad called Cinnamon beets+nut crunch, yogurt, truffled honey and greens.   It could turn you into a beet lover. 

Cinnamon Beets + nut crunch, yogurt, truffled honey, greens

Cinnamon Beets + nut crunch, yogurt, truffled honey, greens

If you absolutely don’t want to try beets, there are many other delicious options, including the Market Salad or the Caprese.

Caprese + hand pulled mozzarella, boquerones, heirloom tomatoes, croutons, herb vinaigrette

Caprese + hand pulled mozzarella, boquerones, heirloom tomatoes, croutons, herb vinaigrette

 

Market Salad at Pago SLC

Market Salad at Pago SLC

 

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gary and I were invited to visit Pago by our good friend, Teresa Beck, a Salt Lake City local.  Once again, we were delighted to experience casual, fine dining in Salt Lake City. 
The main course options were as  interesting as the salads with selections like Moroccan Fried Chicken or Quail Panzanella.  Teresa and I opted for the Ahi Tuna, prepared rare, with green beans, eggplant, and a lemon basil beurre de nage with preserved lemon.  Gary selected the “New York” Pork with a chimichurri, greens and natural sauce. 
Ahi Tuna Special at Pago SLC

Ahi Tuna Special at Pago SLC

We had the opportunity to talk to Chef Mike Richey about the menu and about his experience as chef since the opening of Pago in May of 2009.  They focus on supporting all the local artisans whenever possible for everything from vegetables to chocolates and cheeses.  We can’t wait to make a repeat appearance at Pago.
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