Monday, March 17, 2008

How to Gain 5 Pounds in a Day

The Sundance eating experience: unbelieveable!

Sunday I had the pleasure of dining at Sundance Resort for both breakfast and dinner. Those were the only two meals I had that day. They were the only two I needed.

9:30 a.m. Brunch, buffet style, at the Foundry Grill. As soon as I sat down to the table with my plate full of food I thought, "Dang! I should have brought my camera so I could remember and show off all of this beautiful food!"

There was every type of food imaginable available to choose from:

Breakfast-type foods: cereals, muffins, pancakes, waffles, smoked-salmon eggs benedict (yum!), fruits (strawberries, grapes, pineapple, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries), yogurt, and eggs and omelets made to order.

Foods I wouldn't normally eat in the morning: pot roast with mushroom gravy (which ended up being my favorite), prime rib (so tender), roast leg of lamb, roasted vegetables, salads of every variety, guacamole, halibut, and ravioli.

Desserts (because you can't end any meal this fabulous without something sinful): cakes, cookies, tarts, chocolates, and, most importantly, cheesecakes.

The list could go on - this is just what I can remember. I had a hard time being selective. I wanted to try everything. And I would have, had my bulging belly let me.

Brunch lasted me all day. I was just starting to feel like I could eat again when it came time to meet Sling for dinner in the Tree Room.

6:00 p.m. Wow! The Tree Room... this is what it's like to eat! Each of us had three servers to take care of our every need. After you'd finished with each course of the meal, someone would come and switch out your silverware - whether you'd used it or not. My glass was constantly full. It was awesome service! But the food was better.

I started out with the Wild Game Tortellini. I'm not sure what was in it, but it was tasty! Next came a baby beet salad - soooo good. I wonder how someone came up with the interesting combination of flavors for a salad - sweet, tart, tangy - it was a dance on my tongue! Then came the main dish: Buffalo Tenderloin. So tender, so flavorful, so good. The meat was sitting on top of some arugula that had been cooked in a port wine reduction. There was also a bread pudding muffin and some spaghetti squash. All so yummy! For dessert I had the vanilla bean creme brulee. It had a hard coating of caramelized sugar - just like candy - and it was so smooth. Sling had the chocolate truffle cake. I think I enjoyed his cake just a little more than my creme brulee. It was a tall cake with a gooey chocolate center on a dried cherry sauce. I would have tried some of his ice cream too, but by this time I was too full.

If you've never had the opportunity to enjoy a meal at the Sundance Resort - please plan to spoil yourself at least once. It is so worth it!


Anonymous said...

Hey you!

RMR, Saturday at 1 p.m.

Be there!

We'll see who is worse at eating to be in racing shape.

Rio's Rider said...

Eating a bag of Cadbury Mini Eggs as we speak. Pre-race fuel. I'm pretty sure I've got you beat on the junky eating thing.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I had two slices of Key Lime Pie, three taco time meat burritos for lunch and two helping of extra yummy Hamburger Helper for dinner.

crazy4rammstein said...

I jsut read your Sat 15th post....are you still "off?" How about a long ride in Orem sometime just you and me?


crazy4rammstein said...


I don't like RMR.
It is scary.
I feel slow.
I feel like a fat chick cyclist.
It hurts.
I get lapped.
I feel like ass.
Did u c how well our teammates did on Sat? 5 in the top 10!

That should motivate you (and me)


Rio's Rider said...

I'm still off, but I'm coming around. A ride with you sounds good. I'm not much up for riding solo lately.

I did see how well the team did, but I still feel slow and scared. Stupid wreck really messed me up!!!!