by PCSC ARTS
Riverhorse on Main is rated among the top restaurants in the nation and has earned a long list of dining award accolades. In the kitchen is an inventive genius who experiments with bold flavors and quality ingredients that reflect the season and his creativity. Seth Adams is the Executive Chef and Co-owner of Riverhorse on Main, best described as “an upscale eclectic American restaurant,” located in the heart of Old Town Park City, Utah. Chef Adams keeps his guests happy by consistently delivering long-standing, crowd-pleasing menu favorites, as well as featuring new, cutting-edge creations. His passion and creativity burn bright in the kitchen, but he also enjoys spending time in the dining area getting to know his guests and listening to what they have to say – all while local musicians keep things humming in the background.
Accolades of Chef Seth Adams and Restaurant:
First Utah restaurant to receive the prestigious DiRōNA Award dedicated to excellence in dining and has upheld the honor every year since 1995 • Forbes Travel Guide four-star rating every year since 2000 • AAA Four Diamond Award • Rated Best Park City Restaurant by City Weekly 2019 • Vacation Roost’s Top Choice Award • Named #1 Best Park City Restaurant by blogger Female Foodie • Open Table Diner’s Choice Award in 2016 • Grand Award Wine Spectator 2019 • Voted Best Romantic Restaurant by Park City’s Best, Park Record 2019 • Host of the James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner sixth consecutive year on March 31, 2020
FAVORITE TASTE ADVENTURES FROM THE INVENTIVE RESTAURATEUR
1. AS EXECUTIVE CHEF AND CO-OWNER OF ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST DISTINGUISHED RESTAURANTS IN PARK CITY, WHAT ARE SOME KEY FACTORS THAT HAVE ATTRIBUTED TO THE LONGEVITY AND SUCCESS OF YOUR RESTAURANT?
A major factor is in the consistency – in the staff, the service, and the food. There are some signature dishes on the menu and if I remove those dishes, then my neck will be slashed like the local Rainbow Trout with a pistachio nut crust and pomegranate & fennel salsa; the Trio of Wild Game which includes North American Buffalo, venison and elk with a port reduction and Oregon huckleberry; and the Riverhorse classic Macadamia Nut Crusted Alaskan Halibut. Earning a few restaurant awards keeps them coming (and coming back) too.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN SUMMIT COUNTY AND WHY?
Riverhorse Provisions – I go there all the time (with a laugh)! It’s great for picking up snacks and the kid’s lunches.
Shabu – it’s a family-owned Asian restaurant and they are family friends. We (my wife and I) also like to support the locals.
Powder Restaurant at the Waldorf Astoria – it’s close to home and love that there is a valet (makes things easier with kids).
Yuta at The Lodge at Blue Sky – a new favorite. It just opened and has a nice tuna appetizer and short rib dish.
Deer Valley Grocery Café – besides the good food, there’s a lot to keep the kids entertained outside with the ducks and paddle boarding on the lake.
3. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE COUNTY?
I like to go to Woodland Biscuit Company in Woodland, UT for breakfast. The State Road Restaurant & Tavern at High Star Ranch has a pretty awesome brunch and a nice patio to enjoy it on. It’s also a good spot to go to before or after the day’s adventure in the Unitas. And, Roadside Diner in Oakley – that place will take you back in time!
4. DESCRIBE YOUR CULINARY GUILTY PLEASURE?
5. WHAT DISH OR MEAL AROUND SUMMIT COUNTY ARE YOU MOST ENVIOUS OF? WHY?
Red Bicycle Breadworks. I wish I could make bread that good. I just don’t have the space. I’m also envious of their ovens.