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We are honored to announce that The Lion House Pantry, The Garden Restaurant and The Roof Restaurant won Best of State 2013 in specific Dining Categories!
The Lion House Pantry – Informal American Dining
“In 1964, the Lion House was recognized as a National Historic Landmark, listed in the Register of Historic Places. Secretary of Interior, Stuart Udall praised the house as a monument to the achievements of the Mormon Pioneers. (…) Because history is a great part of the Lion House Pantry, so is the devotion and contribution of our chefs and staff to keep the traditions alive. (…)The restaurant is a distinctive place where the chefs and employees contribute with family recipes and everything is made from scratch; soups are prepared everyday, fresh rolls, baked goods, etc. The roast beef is a traditional recipe used from the beginning of the Pantry’s existence – almost 45 years. The Pantry also has the exclusive Brigham Young’s Sarsaparilla, a soft drink made from sarsaparilla plant similar to root beer, that he claimed to be his favorite drink.(…)”
The Garden Restaurant – Casual American Dining
“The Garden Restaurant has a rich legacy dating back to 1914, four years after the completion of the prestigious Hotel Utah.(…)This year, The Garden Restaurant celebrates 20 years with the reopening of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It continues to resemble the grandeur that The Starlight Gardens created some 98 years ago. (…) In 2012, The Garden added distinguished items to its Mediterranean inspired American cuisine menu. Among those, long-standing signature items to The Garden Restaurant still remain on the menu, including the famous Fried Pickles.”
This the 4th year in a row that The Garden Restaurant wins Best of State in this category!
The Roof Restaurant – Fine Dining Buffet
“The Roof Restaurant holds an elegant history in conjunction with the majestic Hotel Utah. In 1914, the extravagant Roof Gardens restaurant was opened atop the hotel, which offered immaculate views of the Salt Lake Temple and Salt Lake Valley.(…) Today, The Roof Restaurant is located in one of the interior seating sections of the old Roof Gardens. This particular section of the Roof Gardens was focused around small curved booths, which are still one of the distinct attractions of the current Roof Restaurant.(…) In December 2012, The Roof Restaurant received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Restaurant Association, which is given to restaurant operations that have been in business for more than 50 years. (…) Our in-house Pastry Chefs create our award-winning array of specialty desserts exclusively for The Roof Restaurant. Each evening more than twenty different desserts are displayed at two Dessert Stations located in the center of the restaurant. (…) Executive Chef Mauricio and his staff prepare domestic and international cuisines that change each night. The Roof Restaurant takes special care to make sure every guest’s needs are met.”
As many of you may remember, the sweet motion picture Charly was a wonderful love story that touched the hearts of so many people. We love this movie and feel a special connection to it as one of our restaurants, The Roof Restaurant, had the privilege of being featured in one of the sweet scenes of this movie. Now, 10 years later, Charly is back! On August 10, 2012, prepare to be swept away for a second time with all new scenes and a whole lot more Charly fun!
Charly, Ten Years Later
In the pantheon of motion picture releases, occasionally comes a movie that just won’t let go of you. These films resonate with their audiences on different levels and in different ways, but resonate they do to the point where they become part of the tapestry of the lives of those who have seen them. Charly is one such film.
Originally released in 2002, it is now poised for an encore celebration. With legions of fans worldwide, Charly was not only wildly popular at the box office during its initial release, it continues to be one of the all time best selling home video releases in its genre. From book to screen to video, Charly has stood the test of time and amassed a faithful fan base that will now have the opportunity to see it again on the big screen.
The filmmakers teamed up to make Charly with the clear intent to create the best film possible. They were relentless in being true to Jack Weyland’s story and to the fans who loved it so much. The result was a film that not only satisfied the original author, it was an immediate hit with the public and they showed their support by going back to see it time and time again.
Ten Years On
Through the ensuing years after Charly’s release, and after many requests from the audience to bring it back to the big screen, the decision was made to rerelease the film on its tenth anniversary. Upon revisiting the movie in anticipation of the encore presentation, it was decided that besides digitally remastering the film, new material would be created that the filmmakers didn’t have the budget, the opportunity or the creative insight (at the time) to achieve.
West Ridge Academy, a non profit organization that helps troubled youth, joined the reissue effort as the above the title sponsor to bring its considerable reputation to bear on getting the word out to the community. For its support, a percentage of the revenue generated through the rerelease of Charly will go back to West Ridge Academy.
The 10th Anniversary Encore release will feature many new “moments” that will surely entertain the audience. The film that audiences will see beginning in August will not just be the original work dusted off and reshown. It will be an updated and enhanced version without loosing a single nuance of the original. Moviegoers are in for a special experience when the lights go down and the curtain goes up on Charly, ten years later.
For more information visit www.CharlyEncore.com
Meet the film’s title sponsor at www.WestRidgeAcademy.com
Did you know The Roof Restaurant has some delicious Gluten Free buffet items? We do our very best to cater to everyone’s dietary needs. Check out the link below for a great story from one of our guests expressing her thoughts about the gluten free items. Thank you, Christina!
The Garden Restaurant will be open from 11:00am to 10:00pm, with dinner hours starting at 4:00pm.
The Nauvoo Café will be open from 8:00am to 10:00pm.
The Lion House Pantry will be open from 11:00am to 10:00pm
Additionally, boxed lunches will be available in The Empire Room (adjacent to the Nauvoo Café) and at the Lion House in the Parlor (main floor entering in the front doors) on a first-come first-serve basis from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Pot Pies will be served from the Empire Room from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Boxed lunches include a sandwich, chips, fruit (an apple or banana), cookie, and a drink.