Cena Ristorante, located at The Chateaux Deer Valley, is opening later this week, and the kitchen is bustling with activity.
Executive Chef Chris Wellmon and his staff have been preparing for the May 4th reopening, the upcoming summer guests, and the creation of a new summer menu that starts May 24th. The new summer menu is sure to represent the culinary skill and craft of one of the finest kitchens in Deer Valley and Park City.
“The food tells the cooks’ stories,” Chef Wellmon said. “The food reflects the mentality of the kitchen.”
Chef Wellmon and team have been hard at work creating new summer dishes that are both locally-sourced and seasonally inspired, and sure to produce a community interest.
Finding the majority of his creative insight from well-known food blogs, Chef Wellmon seeks to create a seasonal menu of sophisticated Italian food that pushes the culinary envelope.
Don’t worry, the chef’s choice, Chicken Parmesan, and guest favorite, Cena Spaghetti & Meatballs, will both remain as regular menu items, as well as new creations that have been in the works for weeks as the team has perfected these dishes for the new menu.
Chef Wellmon and his team of excellent sous chefs and cooks begin the new menu process by brainstorming together. Once ideas are shared, the real fun begins. This developmental stage is when the chefs are at their best – drawing upon experience and having a willingness to risk as they create each new dish. Once the recipe is crafted, tested, and approved, the physical beauty of the dish is constructed until it is also perfected.
One such dish Chef Wellmon has creatively mastered is the Risotto Crab Cake. As an antipasto, this is sure to start your meal off right. Suggested by Chef Wellmon, the dish pairs well with arugula tossed with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and lemon wedges.
Chef Wellmon’s Risotto Crab Cakes:
Yields 10 two-ounce cakes
2 tbsp red pepper diced small
1 tsp garlic minced
1 tbsp shallots minced
8 oz Dungeness crab meat
¼ cup white wine
1 lemon zest each
1 tsp dijon mustard
½ tsp chili flakes
1 egg each
½ cup fresh focaccia bread minced
1 cup risotto cooked (preferably cooked with chicken stock without cheese)
¼ cup of olive oil
Sauté peppers, garlic, and shallots on medium heat until peppers are tender. Add white wine and continue to cook until the wine is reduced by more than half. Set aside and let cool. While the peppers, garlic, and shallots are cooling, add the remainder of the ingredients into a mixing bowl, then incorporate peppers, garlic, and shallots. Add all remaining ingredients and mix together. Be sure to not overmix. Portion crab mixture into 2-3 ounce cakes. Place on a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add the olive oil and cook cakes until golden brown on both sides.
Try this recipe at home or come in and allow us to cook this highlighted menu item for you. Call to make a reservation: (435) 940-2200. Along with the restaurant reopening May 4th, Cena will be offering a 2-for-1 dining option for those intrigued to try decadent dining.
Despite ski season coming to a close and mud season now in full effect, The Chateaux Deer Valley, along with Deer Valley and Park City, still provides plenty of reasons to come and enjoy this world-renowned mountain paradise nestled high in the Wasatch mountains.
Get a Free Night: Book 2 Nights and Get the 3rd Night Free!
With spring’s arrival, The Chateaux is offering a special on lodging for those who want to get away and experience this luxury Forbes Four-Star hotel. By booking three nights with us, you receive the third night free.
Having started 4/8/2019, this special offer runs through the spring season and extends into the summer and fall months too. Along with one’s accommodations for two, guests will receive a complimentary breakfast buffet at Cena Ristorante if they book from 5/3/2019 through 10/27/2019.
Whether you are celebrating a special occasion or simply needing a couple nights away, there’s no better time to book than now.
Book online or call (877) 288-2978 with booking code 3RDFREE.
Indulge in an Authentic 3-Course Italian Dinner
In a city known for fine dining and sophisticated food arrangements, Cena Ristorante sits among eating establishments who would be identified as favorite destinations for world-travelers, foodies, and locals seeking an excellent dining experience out on the town.
Starting 5/3/2019 through 10/27/2019, the acclaimed Cena Ristorante & Lounge will favor its guests with a delectable dining package that includes:
-3-Course dinner for two
-Daily breakfast for two
-Lodging accommodations for two
Headed by Executive Chef Chris Wellmon, the menu at this Italian-inspired eatery offers up a plethora of pallet-popping cuisine for every season. Settle in, have a glass of wine, and begin with items like the Lamb Arancini or Beet Mezzaluna from the Antipasti & Crostini section of the menu.
For your second and third courses, this decadent menu presents the opportunity to indulge in options such as Veal Bolognese & Tagliatelle or Grilled Branzino. Each a culinary masterpiece with smells sure to take you to the streets of Italy.
Whatever the cause for your visit, the Cena Ristorante & Lounge provides the perfect location for an intimate meal. Book this special dining offer online or call (877) 288-2978 with booking code DINE.
We look forward to serving you soon!
Once upon a time, this world-class ski destination was a booming mining town. Today over 1,200 miles of mining tunnels lie under and through the mountains that surround the city, reminders of the great mining era. Discover the incredible history of Park City’s iconic past in adventurous ways with a number of fascinating tours and exhibitions.
Visit the Park City Museum
The Park City Museum is home to exhibits that chart Park City's enthralling history from mining town to how it evolved over time into a popular resort destination for all seasons. The museum is situated in a historic building that was once both the town's City Hall and Utah's Territorial Jail – which you can still visit in the basement.
Try a Walking Tour of Historic Main Street
Sixty-four of the buildings in Park City – many located along its charming Main Street – are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Starting from Park City Museum, you can take a guided walking tours at 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday, from June 18th through August 31. Explore the town as you learn about its impressive history, architecture, and landmarks.
Take a Free Ski Mining Tour
Experience a free historic mining tour, Silver To Slopes, departing from the Park City Mountain Village daily at 10:00 am and at 1:00pm near the top of Bonanza Express chairlift. This guided, intermediate-level ski tour explores Park City Mountain with an expert guide to explore historic mining buildings and hidden relics strewn across the resort. Learn our local history and find out how this city has grown from a silver mining camp to an international winter sports destination.
Hike Your Way Through History
Spend three to four hours hiking your way over the moderately strenuous and absolutely gorgeous landscape while learning all about the area’s storied mining history. Hikes leave near the base of the Sterling Express chairlift at Silver Lake Lodge at 8:30 am on June 23, July 21, August 18, September 22, and October 20. Reservations are required, so make sure to sign up in advance!
Pair Mines with Wines
What could be better than pairing your history with delicious wine? This three-hour tour presents six historic Park City locations, each enjoyed while sipping a specially chosen vintage. Start with a glass of sparkling wine at the Daly West Mine ruin, then hop on a luxury minibus to explore five more historic sites accompanied by five more wines, including the Miner’s Hospital and Park City’s former Red-Light District along Deer Valley Drive. Snacks are provided between stops during the ride in the minibus. Cheers!
The Chateaux Deer Valley offers the ideal accommodations for couples, groups, and families. Whether you are planning to be here for the history, skiing, or one of the many other year-round attractions, book your next stay with us today!