Harvest

 

Scored myself a heck of a Groupon deal last Saturday when I took my family down to the Museum of Natural History, and then to lunch at Harvest Restaurant.  For $35 we got entrance to the museum, and then a $50 dollar gift card to the restaurant.

The dining room

The dining room

When our hostess showed us to the table, my kids were impressed with how fancy everything was.  Check out Wilbur the pig in the upper right hand corner of this picture.  All the walls on the inside are hand painted in “trompe l’oeil” fashion.  (Don’t ask me what that means, I took it from the Thanksgiving Point website)  While my kids were amazed at the decorations and style of the inside of Harvest, I had a different thought going through my mind like “I sure hope that this $50 dollar gift card is going to cover me!”  The answer was ‘Easily’.  Harvest has the feel of a fancy 4 star restaurant with the service and quality of food, which was delicious, but I was able to get soup, salad, two kids meals, two entrees, and a desert, along with drinks all for the $50 price tag.

Sweet Potato Soup with Pumpkin seeds

Sweet Potato Soup with Pumpkin seeds

I like to get a soup before my meal, and also so I can share with my 10 month old son.  I almost didn’t want to share anything at all, because the soup was fantastic.  As I took out small spoonfuls for Levi, his mouth couldn’t have been open any wider.  He was pretty excited for each bite of this stuff.  Another thing I liked was the size of the cup.  It was more like a bowl, so there was enough for Levi, my wife, and myself to get some soup.  Loved it!

Turkey Avocado Sandwich

Turkey Avocado Sandwich

This turkey avocado sandwich is as good as you are going to get anywhere.  All the right ingredients are here from fresh lettuce, to red onion, tomato, bacon, and of course the avocado and turkey.  I really liked how they cut the avocado.  I love avocado on my sandwiches, but at the same time i don’t want to get a huge chunk of it at once.  Harvest sliced them thin, and that is sometimes easier said than done with avocados.  The sandwich was lightly panini grilled and served warm.  Also came with a bed of fries, that were delicious!

Caeser Salad

Caesar Salad

This caesar salad was very well done.  Long hearts of romaine lettuce with huge parmesan cheese shavings and sun-dried tomatoes and croutons.  The salad looked and tasted great.  I was curious about some of their other salads on the menu.  They have some fruity salads that sounded really good like the candied walnuts, dried pear, gorgonzola, served with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette.

Chicken Pot pie

Turkey Pot pie

This turkey pot pie looked and tasted so good, I wept tears of joy.  They serve it to you on a napkin while the pot pie is still in the skillet.  The flaky crust on top is so flaky and golden, that it was mind-boggling.  These are definitely not your $0.59 cent frozen pot pies, that got you through college.  This was comfort food at its best.  I don’t think it is possible to look at this picture and not get immediately hungry.

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

We were all so stuffed by the end of the day, that we had to get our dessert to go.  And believe me I was hell-bent on getting dessert.  My three favorite desserts are cheesecake, pecan praline bread pudding, and carrot cake, so when I saw this item on there, I had to order.  (Also because I felt I was still under my $50 gift card budget, so I had to make sure I ordered enough)  The cake was amazing and it even passed the Luke test.  I have an extremely picky son.  Sometimes we have to force him to take a bite of something, and the test is whether or not he will ask for a second bite.  Well Luke asked for 2 additional bites on this one, so there you have it.  Legendary cake.  Probably the second best carrot cake I’ve had in Utah behind this place.

Just when I think I’ve been to all the good restaurants in Salt Lake City.  (I’ve reviewed over 100 of them) I continue to find gems like Harvest Restaurant.  The location is great too, because there is a Megaplex movie theatre, dinosaur museum, and animal farm, close by.  Also close by are Cabella’s and the new outlet mall at Traverse Mountain.  Lehi sure is turning into a great place to visit.  Harvest is great place to take your family, or enjoy a romantic evening.

 

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