Twisted Fern is a restaurant in Park City, Utah that is true to its name. It offers wholesome, natural food that is minimally processed. They support those who have special dietary needs, such as vegetarians, vegans, those who eat gluten free and more. If you have any questions about any of the dishes, you will find that the wait staff will bend over backwards to accommodate your needs.
Meet the Owner
Owner and chef of Twisted Fern, Adam Ross, has spent a lifetime creating fresh and nourishing foods. He began his journey as an 8-year old, attempting to bake alongside his mother in her bakery in Naples, New York. Due to (unfair!) laws that said 8-year-old boys couldn’t bake for people, Adam started his own little enterprise and called it Adam’s Dog Biscuits. After a time, Ross graduated to actual cooking for actual humans!
At Twisted Fern, Adam blends his love of cuisine with his dedication to sustainability and mindful living. Adam mixes his enthusiasm and talent in the kitchen with his strong belief that food should come directly from plants and animals, with minimal processing. The dishes served at Twisted Fern frequently resemble works of art. He designs menu dishes with an ease and humility that taste even better than they look.
Location and Parking
Twisted Fern is located on Snow Creek Drive in Park City, Utah. From the exterior, you would have no idea how beautifully decorated this restaurant is. It’s in a small little strip mall, but it’s on the end, which allows the Twisted Fern restaurant to offer guests a spacious outdoor seating area. Now what this seating area provides is a lovely view of some wide open green space, which just adds to the nature-first, Twisted Fern experience.
There’s tons of parking right in the lot right in front of Twisted Fern, so you’ll never have to worry about not finding a space. There’s also some flat open space next to the parking lot. It’s grassy with a few trees for shade, so you can let the kiddos run off some of their energy before arriving for your dinner reservation at Twisted Fern.
Inside the al fresco area, which is made cozy by an open-slat, wooden rail fence, is a tree that grows in the center of the patio. It’s a genius touch, because the tree offers natural shade. The tree has been decorated with small white fairy lights, which creates a very magical little atmosphere at night. There’s ample seating space outdoors, and there are also lights strung from overhead shade sails. On cold winter nights, diners appreciate the cool heating elements that blows heat to all corners of the patio.
The interior of Twisted Fern feels surprisingly expansive, considering the limited floor space. The overall environment is subdued, but in a contented way. This is where you bring a date whom you want to impress, or your dearest friends and family members. The service is fantastic! Even if you’ve never come here before, you’ll be welcomed like an old friend. The best thing is that, even though you’ll feel like you’re dining on exquisite gourmet food, you’ll be dining on whole foods prepared lovingly, foods that will nourish your soul as well as your body.
What’s Good on the Menu
Chef Adam Ross plans his menus around seasonally-available foods from local purveyors. His family even operates their own vegetable garden, and when some ingredients aren’t available elsewhere, they come straight from their garden to table. Because the menus rely so much on what’s available, they often vary. There’s a kid’s menu with a few simple choices, but Chef Ross doesn’t force mac and cheese on anyone. Kids can enjoy a cheddar cheese burger, chicken fingers with fries, or butter noodles with veggies.
Starters include new takes on fried brussels sprouts, served with apple fresno hot sauce, in a garlic lime emulsion. There’s also a Spanish octopus starter that features blackened octopus, antipasto and black sesame brittle. You won’t be disappointed with that one.
For dinner, try the Colorado bison Babette, served with black pepper fries and a garlic scape chimichurri sauce. You’ll love the fully stocked bar, where you can have nearly every spirit imaginable. Plus, a vast selection of locally brewed beers and ales!