Upcoming Foodie Events

santa giustina logoHope you’re hungry. There are a plateful of fantastic foodie events on the upcoming calendar. Here are some of our picks for the best in the weeks ahead.

Summer Sommelier Series

Pago’s 2014 Summer Sommelier Series of focused wine dinners kicks off on April 24th featuring cuisine inspired by Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region.

The event features wine from Azienda Agricola Santa Giustina, one of the areas most idyllic estates. In addition to the effervescent Pago somm Evan Lewandowski, wine maker Gaia Bucciarelli will also be on hand to talk about her wines. These events held on Pago‘s patio are a real treat and not to missed.

The dinner costs $65 for the five course menu with wine pairings. Tax and tip is additional. See a full menu here.

hellsbackbone ice cream socialHells Backbone Grill Ice Cream Social

A few days later on April 27th, join Harmons City Creek as they taste some of the famous recipes from the Hells Backbone Grill Cook Book – With A Measure of Grace. While there, have your book signed by the authors and enjoy some of the best ice-cream in town. Tickets are $35 and space is limited – be sure to reserve.

Cooking Korean Food

After all that indulging, it’s probably time for something educational. Who are we kidding – it’s time for more indulging. Hit up The Salt Lake Culinary Center on April 26th and the amazing Vanessa Chang will be on hand to teach you the culinary tricks of the foodie worlds current crush: Korean cuisine.

The class is $84 and is part pf the U of U Lifelong Learning program. The three hour class covers essential dishes like bulgogi and kimchee while also addressing essential pantry items and techniques, not to mention the best resources locally for Korean cooking. To top it off, the class ends with a complete meal too – bargain.

dish from savory salt lakeSavory Salt Lake

Savory Salt Lake returns for its third year, raising funds to support local NPR station KUER 90.1. The event on May 9th (6.30pm to 10.30pm) features more than ten local restaurants, cooking off to delight the crowd and a panel of celebrity judges alike. Beverages for this years event are courtesy of Ogden’s Own Distillery.

New for 2014 is a secondary desserts competition, pitting the likes of Chocolot, Eva’s Bakery, Les Madeleines and more against each other in a deliciously sweet battle.

Two tickets to the event held at downtown’s chic Leonardo come complimentary with a $365 donation to KUER’s fundraising drive.

About Stuart Melling

My high school English teacher once told me I was the most arrogant young man she had ever met. Food criticism seemed like a natural leap. Stuart is largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words he doesn't understand. Stuart is also a member of the Association of Food Journalists.

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