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Milly Chalet at Brighton, Utah Cheese Awards, 2-For-1 at Brass Tag

A new dining experience, Milly Chalet, at Brighton for the 2024 winter season. The Utah Cheese Awards opens to cheesemakers anywhere in the world. The Brass Tag is now offering at 2-for-1 entree special.


Milly Chalet Opens at Brighton

A new dining experience – Milly Chalet – has launched at Brighton Ski Resort for the 2024 winter season. It’s a new “sit down” revamped restaurant, which the folks at Brighton say promises “an elevated dining experience that is unlike anything Brighton Resort has offered. The updates encompass every facet of the establishment, from the ambiance to the menu, all in the pursuit of providing guests with a more refined and delectable dining adventure.”

At the helm in the Milly Chalet kitchen is Utah native and longtime local chef Jeff Sanich, who grew up skiing at Brighton. “Along with a passion for skiing, Jeffrey developed a passion for food early on spending his summers picking fresh vegetables, collecting fresh eggs and helping at his grandparents farm,” said a Brighton representative. “I am beyond excited and grateful for my life and career to come full circle with this opportunity at Brighton. Brighton is a very special place to me, and I look forward to bringing my passion and enthusiasm to the resort for years to come,” said Chef Jeff. 

Milly Chalet now features “sit down service with attentive staff members who are at the forefront of the new Milly Chalet experience, ensuring that every diner feels pampered and attended to throughout their visit. Complementing the refined cuisine, Milly Chalet now boasts a carefully curated selection of beverages. From artisanal cocktails to wines and craft beers, each sip is designed to enhance the overall dining experience. The restaurant has also undergone an aesthetic overhaul, incorporating chic design elements including new dinnerware and glasses. The ambiance now exudes sophistication, creating the perfect backdrop for an elevated dining experience. To streamline the dining process, Milly Chalet has implemented an advanced reservation system, ensuring that guests can secure their spots for a culinary journey without hassle. Reservations can be made at” 

Photo courtesy of Tomi Vadász on Unsplash

Utah Cheese Awards Goes Global

The Utah Cheese Awards, a seven-year-old cheese plate food contest based in Utah has decided to do away with its geographical constraints. In 2024 the contest will be open to cheesemakers and specialty food producers anywhere in the world. 

According to founder and organizer Steven Jerman, “The contest started out to judge just foods made in Utah, then in 2021 opened up to eight states, in the Intermountain West region. We’ve undoubtedly discovered what is good from Utah and nearby states, but we need more entrants. The contest works best and means more with a greater number of entrants,” show founder and director Steven R. Jerman explains. “One of my goals with the contest was longevity, so now is the time to invite more people to the party.”

“Opening the contest up to the world could bring in so much variety and excitement,” Jerman said. The contest has stayed afloat without a sponsor, relying on the entry fees of participants, which have limits; the generosity of our judges, who will love tasting a greater variety of products; and the consumers who attend our public events. We’d hope we could be the liaison to help them try new foods.”

“The contest will stay Utah-centric. Every Utah company will be able to enter one item for free, and the contest hopes that the locals (to which entry has become a tradition) will still want to be here. But to those in other parts of the country and around the world the contest will aim to show what a great market for their products Utah really is, and how the Utah food scene has something to say on an international level!” Jerman articulated.

2-For-1 Entree Specials at The Brass Tag

Throughout the month of January 2024, The Brass Tag restaurant at Deer Valley Resort invites guests to “Indulge in a classic Italian dining experience at The Brass Tag with our irresistible 2-for-1 special on entrees available throughout January! Bring a friend along to enjoy our creative dishes at an incredible value while unwinding after a day on the slopes.”

The Brass Tag offers appetizers such as Calamari Fritti, Brick Oven Garlic Bread, Bacon Wrapped Dates, and Brass Tag Artichoke Dip. Tempting entrees include Peking Duck Ragu, 3 Meat Bolognese Pasta, Creamy Hazelnut Pesto, Buffalo Chicken Pasta, and Tag Mac n’ Cheese. There’s also a selection of salads, desserts, and pizzas including a Smoked Margherita Pizza and Truffle Prosciutto Pizza. In addition, The Brass Tag features a full bar with Craft Cocktails, Beers, Ciders, Seltzers, Wines and more. 

The Brass Tag is located in the Lodges at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Base area and open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations are available online or by calling 435-645-6632. 

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