Communal Restaurant


Yesterday while attending a tasting at the newly opened Communal, I decided that chefs Colton Soelberg and Joseph Mcrae are pretty much my favorite local foodie heroes. The dynamic, kind, and sensationally talented team met while cooking at Sundance and have added to their catalog various experiences at top notch restaurants from San Francisco to New York along the way. Luckily for the Utah crowd, they've decided to land, plant, and expand their horizons in Utah Valley and I couldn't be happier.

First they opened one of my favorite restaurants in the area, the gourmet and sensational Pizzeria 712 which I have been super impressed by. (see previous posts here) Now, opening last Friday comes the comfort food rivaling sister restaurant, Communal. Even more exciting -- a catering company is forthcoming, along with thoughts and visions for other various projects in the area.

At Communal, Colton and Joseph continue to embrace their keen respect for local farmers and ingredients while enhancing their ability to dissect food to the most pure form with depth of rustic flavors being highlighted. Their delicious cuisine accompanied by a stylish and cozy atmosphere including concrete counter tops, beautifully stained wooden floors, crisp white dishes and fantastically edited modern art elevate this place to the next level. All of these elements make me hopeful that this upward mobility in culinary options is only just the beginning in Utah Valley. Locals, and visitors, you now have another exceptional choice in the area with the cozy sophistication of Communal. Go try it out and tell me what you think, and you should really try the butterscotch pot de creme, it is phenomenal!

{Location : 100 N University Ave, Provo, UT
Open : 5-10pm Tuesday through Saturday (lunch coming soon)
Dinner menu prices : $5-19
Website }

(See additional images here)


kanmuri said...

Wow! It looks like a great restaurant!

Brittany said...

sounds great! i'm headed to Utah next week and i'm excited to try both restaurants!

Jamie said...

mmmmm. I need plates like that...simple elegance.

Brit said...

Mmm, looks very delicious! And beautifully presented!

made sweet said...

i just heard about this place and i'm so excited to try it!

destined to design said...

my mouth is watering from those food photos -- and the interiors are fantastic too! wish it was in LA.

Petit Elefant said...

wish i could have made it, darn it for too much travel these days.

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