An Evening with the Utah Symphony

I’ll admit it.  I hid the chocolate. It’s not like I needed to because there were also two pieces of lemon cake right on top of the gourmet picnic basket I carried to our blanket on the lawn at the Opera Hits concert with the Utah Symphony.  I just wanted the chocolate raspberry truffle tartlets all to myself.

You can come right out and say that’s selfish and I must be an awful person. It is all true – I can’t deny it.  But I have to say if you’d seen the desserts in the Deer Valley gourmet picnic basket, you would have done the same thing or at least thought about it.  I simply couldn’t help myself.

Food is important especially when you are enjoying an outdoor venue. I remember a few years ago, I went camping by the beach in Bodega Bay, California with my brother and sister-in-law. They invited their neighbor who brought two cans of tuna as her culinary contribution to our weekend.  I am dead serious. By the way, she also sat in my chair the entire time and I had to sit on the ice chest (but I am not the least bit bitter.)  When enjoying the outdoors, you don’t want the ordinary. You want something special.

On the lawn listening to the operatic voices of angels – the sopranos, the tenors and the opera choir backed by the full symphony orchestra, we had that something special. My husband and I lingered and enjoyed the bottle of Pinot Noir with our Brie, apples, grapes, crusty baguettes, and antipasto before feasting on a salmon steak and filet as well as the amazing lemon cake.  What a great night.

Later when we got home, he dug through the basket, found the chocolate tartlets and said, “Look, I found these for you.  You can have them both.”

“Chocolate raspberry tarts? Oh I love them. Thank you, Honey.  That is so sweet of you,” was my shy reply. He obviously didn’t know someone had hidden them in the bottom and he clearly is a better person than me.

Come on though. Wouldn’t you have done the same thing?

2 Responses

  1. Looks like a wonderful time!!!

  2. Nancy Anderson says:

    It really was. I’d never heard the symphony in an outdoor concert and I am now a raving fan.

    Nancy

Leave your Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Facebook Feed

Deer Valley Resort added a new photo.

Today's #DeerValleyMoment
... See MoreSee Less

Todays #DeerValleyMoment

Stuart Fishman, Eva Crawford-Currie and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Gulia Q. Hausemiss this view

7 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Martha BurlesonLove this! Love Park city!!!

3 hours ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Mention this post and receive one free item with the purchase of another item of equal or lesser value at The Brass Tag, located in the Lodges at Deer Valley Resort.

*Offer valid through December 1, 2017 excludes alcohol and gratuity.
... See MoreSee Less

Mention this post and receive one free item with the purchase of another item of equal or lesser value at The Brass Tag, located in the Lodges at Deer Valley Resort.

*Offer valid through December 1, 2017 excludes alcohol and gratuity.

Joanne Keeling, Perry Needham and 21 others like this

View previous comments

Victoria MarieI ❣️ Deer Valley!!

6 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Kevin N Cheri SnyderLooking good Ryan Estel!

5 hours ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

@jushwha riding the bridge on Tidal Wave at Deer Valley Resort. |
Video Credit: @jammonjones | #DeerValleyMoment
... See MoreSee Less

Laurie Lovato Backus, Niky Goudreau and 23 others like this

View previous comments

Will C WoodardSierra Watters

14 hours ago

1 Reply

Avatar

Matt LazanichTyler Pirruccio

1 day ago
Avatar

Samuel CallTrey Turley 😍😍😍

20 hours ago   ·  1
Avatar

Clare MacArthurCalum MacArthur

1 day ago   ·  1
Avatar

Jacob JohnsonTyler Wasden

1 day ago
Avatar

Comment on Facebook

Twitter Feed @Deer_Valley