I’m no romance expert, but I’m sure people gaze adoringly into each other’s’ eyes at Fireside Dining at Empire or Seafood Buffet. But to my mind, the sure bet for a romantic night is The Mariposa. Consider it the Valentine’s Day dinner destination of romantic skier-types (and non-skier-types) alike.
It’s one of the few restaurants in Park City with underground parking—so, ladies, you can safely bust out the cute shoes for a night out.
Plus, every time I eat dinner at Mariposa, it feels like Valentine’s Day, or my anniversary. I’m not the only one who thinks of the warm candle-lit room with the crackling fireplace as Romance Central. I’ve witnessed a marriage proposal in that room.
And, frankly, you can check your brain at the door when you go to Mariposa—it’s impossible to make a bad choice on the menu. But the best part is, you don’t have to make a choice. There are two tasting menus—one vegetarian and one that’s decidedly carnivore-friendly—complete with flawless wine pairings. I have it on good authority that the restaurant manager and the sommelier have personally taken (more than) one for the team and opened bottle after bottle to make sure the pairings are just right.