La Caille is a French restaurant nestled in the foothills of Little Cottonwood Canyon. It is designed to look like an 18th century chateau with extensive grounds and a beautiful ambiance inside. The food is pretty good, too.
Going to La Caille for dinner is the main reason I stayed in French Club every year in high school!
When I taught at Kearns Jr. High the French teacher asked me to be a chaperon for his visit to La Caille. I ended up seated at a table composed entirely of unruly boys. I decided to quiz them on their French vocabulary, namely food and eating utensils. I was in a silly mood and the waitresses at La Caille wear uniforms that are unbelievably low-cut so I told the boys that a French word they should know was decolletage which basically means cleavage. I know! Completely inappropriate! As the waitress leaned in to refill my glass, one of the boys, in an unusually loud voice, asked, "Ms. Johnson what was that French word for boobs again?" Yeah. What is the French word for embarrassed?
Last week I was a chaperon for a group of Hunter High students and it was so much fun. I loved seeing them all dressed up and witnessing their excitement at being in such a fancy place!
It just tastes like garlic butter but it has the consistency and texture of rubber. The kids really enjoyed using the utensil for getting the snail out of the shell.
The kids were confused about why we were getting sorbet at the beginning of the meal so I told them it was to cleanse their palate after eating such strong flavors. They loved that! The sorbet was incredibly delicious!
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Ice Cream wrapped in a Sweet Pastry
After dinner I walked around the grounds. I definitely prefer going to La Caille in the spring when all of the wildflowers are in bloom (or during the winter when it is decorated for Christmas) but it was still beautiful.
If you are local I recommend paying a visit to La Caille. It is a bit pricey but it is a beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion. Just be careful around the peacocks! They are feisty!