Martine Cafe – This evening at 6:30 p.m. join Martine in welcoming Scott Slobin, CWS of The Winebow Group – Mundo Vino for ‘an evening in Spain’. For a paltry fee of just $18 enjoy an exclusive taste of three wines paired with bites by Chef Tom Grant. The three featured wineries are as follows:
Juve y Camps Cava: Family-owned winery located in San Sadurní d’Anoia, a small town in the northeastern Penedès region. Reserva de la Familia is the flagship cuvée of the estate winery. In the beginning days of their winemaking, the Juvé y Camps family had their own reserve of this Cava, and it is still the only Brut Nature that they make. Made from the free run juice of traditional varieties Macabeo, Xarel.lo and Parellada and a touch of Chardonnay, this is the Cava of choice of Spain’s royal family.
Finca Montepodroso Verdejo: Finca Montepedroso was founded in 2010 by La Familia Martínez Bujanda, a family-owned collection of wineries that dates back to 1889. This wine is made from 100% estate-grown Verdejo fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness. Finca Montepedroso is at once a fresh and intense wine, showcasing the true varietal character of the Verdejo grape.
Marques de Grinon Caliza – These wines are sourced from the prized Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard in Castilla-La Mancha. “Caliza” means limestone in Spanish, used in naming this wine so as to pay homage to the unique soil profile at this estate. The moderate layer of clay topsoil over rocky limestone leads to elegantly structured wines. Caliza is a blend of Syrah and Petit Verdot which are fermented in stainless steel followed by one year in new and second passage French oak.
22 E 100 S #200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Silver Fork Lodge OnWednesday May 20th at 6:30 pm head up Big Cottonwood Canyon for a five-course Spanish wine pairing dinner. Featuring some of the best Spanish wines in Utah; Francis Fecteau from Libations will be on hand to talk about the wines and answer questions therein. The menu for the evening is as follows:
* Vega Sindoa Chaparral ’11/12 paired with a cabrales phyllo cheese roll and a chorizo filled bacon wrapped date.
* Bodegas Avanthia Godello ’13 paired with a smooth and sweet white gazpacho
* Bodegas Volver Tarima ’13 paired with a squid and chorizo fresh tomato salad
* Volver Tinto La Mancha ’11/12 paired with an arroz con pollo with wild mushrooms
* Bodegas Atalaya Almansa ’10/11 paired with a creamy Spanish rice pudding
Cost is $50 per person ($25 food, $25 wine).
11332 E Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd, Brighton, UT 84121
Riverhorse On Main – The Celebrity Chef Tour returns to Riverhorse on Main this spring for an evening of food, wine and camaraderie. Award-winning chef Seth Adams will host James Beard Award Nominee Martin Rios, owner and executive chef of elegant Restaurant Martin in Santa Fe and long list nominee Charleen Badman, the owner and executive chef of Arizona’s beloved FnB, Bodega Market and AZ Wine Merchants; Gabe Kennedy, a globe-trotting chef who won ABC’s “The Taste” and has served as private chef to professional athletes, foreign dignitaries and the Clinton family. And two celebrated local Utah Chefs; Chefs Briar Handly and Katie Weinner.
A graduate of the New England Culinary Institute, local chef Briar Handly of Handly’s, new Park City restaurant Handle has attracted rave reviews, plus a write-up in the New York Times, will also be on hand. In addition, Katie Weinner, owner and executive chef for SLC POP will be in attendance. Originally a Minnesota native, Weinner’s goal for SLC POP is to merge the idea of modern fine dining and eclectic dinner parties. She thrives on working with exotic ingredients and spinning classic ingredients into something amazing.
Master coffee brewer Chef Bryan David Scott will also be on hand, brewing and serving Black Label and Paramount, two of the most exclusive coffees in the world. Duckhorn Vineyards, a premier Napa Valley producer of Bordeaux varietals, will be providing the wine. The evening takes place Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $175, and proceeds go toward the educational and programming arm of the James Beard Foundation. Buy tickets at http://www.jamesbeard.org/events/park-city-ut
Stroll Of Park City – Back by popular demand, the “Stroll of Park City” returns to Main Street on Friday, July 10, for the Park City Food & Wine Classic. One of the Classic’s signature events, the stroll takes patrons on a tour of beautiful historic Main Street and downtown to mingle, nibble and sip at a number of the great restaurants and local retailers. Each stroll stop presents a different selection of wines, craft beers, or spirits and delicious culinary bites, allowing patrons to acquaint themselves with the variety of enchanting establishments that Park City has to offer.
Because of the Stroll’s popularity, the Stroll hours have been extended, and it feature at least 17 stops to provide patrons with a more comprehensive tasting experience. The event is just one of dozens being offered at the classic. Tickets are now on sale on the classic’s website, www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com.
In rough order from the top of Main Street to the bottom, stops on the stroll include:
Wasatch Brew Pub
Bret Webster Images
Rock & Reilly’s
Riverhorse on Main
Fletcher’s on Main
Bangkok Thai on Main
Tavern at Main & Sky
Kimball Art Center
High West’s Library
Butcher’s Chop House & Bar
Town Lift Plaza
The event runs 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Glasses and tasting notes can be picked up as early as 2 p.m. on the lower deck of the Kimball Art Center. Cost is $95 and guests must be 21 or older and also have a ticket to enter. To buy tickets or for more information, visit www.parkcityfoodandwineclass.com. Proceeds benefit the People’s Health Clinic.
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