During our trip to Salt Lake City, this restaurant was on our "must-dine at" list from pre-arrival. I scored us reservations, which was great and probably not necessary since the restaurant was so near our hotel. To start, I ordered a glass of 2012 Honig Sauv Blanc from Napa Valley with refreshing notes of kiwi, grapefruit, and lemon grass. It was surprisingly very enjoyable, and had it not been a 'school night', I would have ordered a second glass.
For my main course, I ordered one of the daily specials - Manila Clams Pasta. Thick, wide noodle pasta called fettuce was served with roasted fennel, tomato, garlic, shallots, olive tapenade, and radish sprouts. The clams were meaty and very fresh. I loved the combination of the fennel with shallots and olives, which paired perfectly with my white wine. The noodles, however, were a bit undercooked and stuck together too much. Nevertheless, I happily cleaned my plate.
Overall, I enjoyed my meal at The Copper Onion. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, and great for groups. The menu reflected fresh, seasonal ingredients with global inspiration.
Total Rating: 4.28
Food: 4.5, Price: 4, Service: 4, Ambience: 3.5, Accessibility: 5
What I ate:
Manila Clams Pasta
fettuce, roasted fennel, tomato, garlic, shallots, olive tapenade, radish sprouts