In the heart of Salt Lake City lies a wealth of restaurants, café’s and coffee shops but this one place stood out during my recent visit: La Jolla Groves. As you walk into the restaurant the decor offers a glimpse of a French outdoor café, surrounded by lemon trees. With green foliage on the outer edges, decorative lighting hanging from the tree branches and nicely set tables with white cloths one cannot help but be relaxed as you are seated by the hostess.
The menu offers choices of homemade soups and fresh salads as well as entrees of fish, chicken, pastas and more.
On this trip I opted for the Cilantro Butter Crusted Salmon and a cup of the Mushroom Soup. The soup had an earthy flavor and a lightly roasted color from the mushrooms and was topped with delicate basil oil. This was fantastic. The salmon dish was visibly stunning and cooked perfectly. With a nice sear to the salmon and the flavorful cilantro butternut squash sauce, your dish explodes with texture and flavors. The Basmati rice and vegetables were all equally impressive as well.
If you are in the Salt Lake City area stop by La Jolla Groves restaurant and enjoy a fresh, reasonably priced dinner with a friendly and unpretentious staff.
Visit their website http://lajollagroves.com/