My extended family visited over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend and with a party of 8, I wanted to make sure we had a reservation for brunch before our noon snow tubing appointment at Soldier Hollow in Midway. As an aside, advanced reservations are a must for tubing and it is an excellent activity for visiting young children.
I decided on the Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant, an old-style European chateau located near Wasatch Mountain State Park. Purchased in 1999 by Utah natives John and Marva Warnock, the Blue Boar Inn is a bed & breakfast, but the restaurant is open to the public. My husband, Larry, and I did a few “stay-cations” at the Blue Boar Inn when we first moved to Utah, and we loved it. However, I had honestly not been there in at least 12 years and hoped it was still good.
To say I was blown away by our brunch is an understatement. The restaurant was not noisy or overcrowded. Our table for 8 was ready for us when we arrived. The restaurant looks like it materialized from a Grimm’s fairy tale. The young ladies who served us were efficient and polite.
Brunch entrees are priced at $20.00-$26.00. This is no Sunday buffet, but a 5-course, all-inclusive meal delivered to the table. Coffee, tea, & juices are included. Brunch started off with an assortment of baked mini muffins and breads. Next, was a delightful honey lavender panna cotta with berries. The panna cotta was about the size of a silver dollar; it was large enough to enjoy but small enough not to dampen the appetite. Course number 3 was a crepe Suzette. It was light and delicious.
Finally, our main courses arrived. I chose the smoked salmon omelet. It was perfectly cooked, with tons of salmon inside and served with roasted potatoes. My son and husband had the eggs benedict and said they were great. My daughter, ever the adventurer, opted for the scotch eggs. These are soft-boiled eggs crusted with panko and sausage and served with an arugula salad. The serving was so generous, she couldn’t finish it. My stepson opted for steak and eggs, which he enjoyed. The little ones were able to order a la carte French toast.
The atmosphere was lively, yet quiet enough for us to hear one another at a large table. By the time we finished our entrees, we were all pretty full. But I wanted to try the strawberry shortcake, which was the final course. We asked our server to bring us just a couple for the entire table. Like all the other courses, it did not disappoint, with homemade whipped cream and ripe strawberries.
For the full Sunday brunch menu, click here.
I don’t know why it has been so long since we dined at the Blue Boar Inn. I can tell you I will be back soon! This is yet another treasure in the town of Midway.