Friday, May 9, 2014

Stoneground Kitchen

Stoneground Kitchen is located downtown in a second-story loft overlooking the architecturally acclaimed Salt Lake City Public Library.  The website describes: "Since opening in 2000, owner Bob McCarthy has been cooking up a dining experience that’s warm, welcoming and firmly planted in his Irish-Italian roots. He takes a simple approach to serving delicious food: always fresh and house-made."  The menu features rustic Italian recipes, thin crust pizzas, and fresh pastas.

Being our last night in Salt Lake City, we dined at yet another "hipster" restaurant.  The environment at Stoneground is cool and casual with a rustic/urban vibe.  Indie music plays over the speakers to set the upbeat mood.

We sat at a window table with a nice view of the curved architecture of the library and the snow-capped mountains in the background.

I ordered a glass of Chianti from Tuscany and started with a simple Side Salad topped with toasted pistachio, shaved garden vegetables, Romano, and a sherry vinaigrette.  The salad was a decent size and I enjoyed the hint of saltiness from the pistachio.

For my main entree, I chose the Chicken Parmesan.  Breaded chicken breast in a pomodoro sauce, was topped with mozzarella, and served with choice of pasta.  I asked for penne, but received a larger rigatoni.  No worries, as I love all pasta equally.  The sauce was surprisingly acidic with a hint of spice.  I was expecting something on the sweeter side, but this sauce was different and flavorful.

The food at Stoneground Kitchen was distinctly homey and satisfying.  Ingredients were fresh and high quality.  Overall, we had another great meal in Salt Lake City.

Total Rating: 4.28
Food: 4.5, Price: 4, Service: 3.5, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 5

What I ate:
Side Salad
toasted pistachio, shaved garden vegetables, Romano, sherry vinaigrette

Chicken Parmesan
breaded chicken breast, pomodoro, mozzarella, choice of pasta

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