Events: WTF!, Avenues Proper, SLC Festival Cafe, Franck’s
WTF! – Wait, that particular abbreviation isn’t quite what you might think. This particular WTF stands for Wine, Theater, Food. On Saturday Jan. 17th (6:30 – 10:30) join Vine Lore* as they host a special fundraiser for local performing arts group SB Dance.
Food will be provided from some of SLC’s hottest restaurants including Provisions, Mazza, Taco Taco, Zest, Whiskey Street, Oasis Cafe, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Cyty Byrd Cafe; libations for the evening look extra delicious too, curated as they are by the folks at Vine Lore. Drinks for the night include:
Takashi – “Sexy Beast” signature cocktail: Jack Rabbit Gin, St. Germaine, grapefruit juice, ginger-cardamom syrup, and house-made grenadine
Oyster Bay- Sauvignon Blanc
Poseidon Vineyards – Chardonnay
Rutherford Ranch – Sauvignon Blanc
Adelsheim – Willamette Valley, Pinot Noir
Parazo de Roriz – Portugese Red Blend
Primarius – Pinot Noir
True Myth – Cabernet Sauvignon
Epic Brewing – Hand crafted lagers & ales
Tickets for the fabulous party at the Rose Wagner Theater are priced $60 per person and can be purchased via ArtTix. SB Dance (aka Strange Beast Dance Circus) is an award winning arts group known for a surprising range of innovations. A 501 (c) (3) non-profit since 1998, SB Dance is a resident organization of the Rose Wagner Center.
Avenues Proper – Stay tuned for more details on a unique tasting event at Avenues Proper. As we’ve mentioned before, Avenues Proper keeps a beer cellar, from which several small samples were first released in December 2014.
The restaurant has now reached the point where they can offer a true vertical tasting dinner of cellared brews. For their very first event they have chosen Elder Brett from Epic Brewing. On Wednesday, February 25th Avenues Proper will host a very limited 3 course event, showcasing EPIC’s Elder Brett #2, #3, and #5. These beers, while all the same recipe, have very distinct qualities due to aging. Each beer will be paired with a small plate designed specifically for that vintage.
This will be a reservation only event limited to about 22 people, and will include the head brewer of EPIC, Kevin Crompton, as well as his old apprentice Rio Connelly (current Avenues Proper brewer) to talk about the nuances of each vintage. Chef Justin Soelberg will also be there to discuss the food pairings. More details to follow as we receive them!
376 8th Avenue, Suite C, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
www.avenuesproper.comSLC Festival Cafe – Back by popular demand, Visit Salt Lake is again supporting the Salt Lake City Sundance Festival Café in downtown Salt Lake January 23-31. After its first go-around last year, Sicilia Pizza Kitchen will host the event once more.
The Café will offer live music on Sunday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. and all other evenings from 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. There is no entrance fee and it’s open to the public, but seating is limited. Conveniently located between the two main Salt Lake Festival theatre venues of Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and Broadway Centre Cinemas, the Café is the perfect place for filmmakers and festival goers to relax and discuss the films.
“The Café is a perfect place to continue your conversations after a film and the extended hours will be popular with the later crowd,” said Michael Mack, V.P. of Services for Visit Salt Lake.
The Cafe will be open Sundays until 9 p.m., Monday through Wednesday until 10 p.m., until 11 p.m. on Thursday and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Sicilia Pizza Kitchen’s menu of appetizers, subs, salads, gourmet pizzas and calzones complements a full roster of bottle and draft beers and liquors.
35 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
www.siciliapizza.netFranck’s – Head to Franck’s on Sunday January, 25th for their first wine dinner of 2015. The event will feature the wines of the Moet-Hennessey portfolio – a name synonymous with quality champagne and cognac.
Doug Brockert from Moet-Hennessey & Jeff Carter from Southern Wine and Spirits will be in attendance to talk
with guests on all pairings while chefs Robert Perkins and Adam Vickers have created a four course menu to accent the tastings. Menu is as follows:
Smoked sea scallop, crab custard, wasabi caramel corn
2006 Moet & Chandon grand vintage, Champagne, France
Steamed sable fish, Thai fish broth, herb-ginger salad
2013 Cloudy Bay, sauvignon blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand
Grilled duroc pork tenderloin, textures of root vegetables, chimichurri
2011 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva, cabernet sauvignon, Mendoza, Argentina
Sous-vide lamb loin, roasted lamb shoulder & chickpea stew, grilled radicchio treviso
2009 Numanthia, Toro, Spain
Dinner begins at 7pm and is priced at $90 per person ($50 wine / $40 food ala carte).
6263 South Holladay Boulevard, Holladay, UT 84121
* Gastronomic SLC is a proud local partner of Vine Lore.
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