Good Eats in Salt Lake City

Bambara Chef Nathan Powers Kitchen 600

Should today’s Mega Millionaire(s) decide they want to celebrate in style they’ll find plenty of options in Salt Lake City.

Hire a private jet and hurry over to the Bambara Bistro set in a transformed historic bank lobby in the heart of downtown.

The above photo is Executive Chef Nathan Powers, named the Best Utah Chef in 2010. Not only is he one of the culinary industry’s best he balances his passion for food with his love of bike racing, seen here, as he lifts his vintage Colnago in a winning pose. Both biking and cooking are effortless talents for this energetic super star.

The best seats in the house are closest to the open-style exhibition kitchen but I like the space near the grand arched windows. Here diners can privately people-watch on the busy intersection of Main and 200 South.

No visit to Salt Lake City would be complete without a lunch or dinner at this quintessential hot spot.