Talisker on Main
The restaurant is owned by the Toronto-based real estate company of the same name, which won a bidding war over Vail Resort Company in 2008 to buy the Canyons, one of the three ski mountains in the Park City area. As part of its takeover, Talisker wooed John Murcko away from his position as head corporate chef of a five-restaurant group he had run for years in Park City. Murcko is a soft-spoken man with intense blue eyes. Although he oversees all of the food for Talisker's properties, Murcko has poured everything he learned and loved about restaurants into Talisker on Main. It's small and intimate, has an extensive wine list (and a lauded sommelier), and seeks perfection down to the smallest detail. Murcko personally tested 32 combinations of ketchup before arriving at the one he liked best.The open kitchen is helmed by local star chef John Murcko.