Events: Tastemakers and Savor The Summit 2016

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Tastemakers 2016 – Now in its sixth year, this two day event curated by Salt Lake Magazine is back again for 2016. The event, held June 2nd and 3rd (5-10 p.m. each night) delivers a food and wine adventure into the heart of Salt Lake City. In fact there are really two different events rolled into one to be precise. $30 secures you a passport that offers access to both the tasting Pavillion and also a progressive self guided tasting Stroll around several SLC restaurants. At the time of press, slated Pavillion restaurants include: Drafts, Edge Steakhouse, Carvers, Culinary Crafts, The Farm, GR Kitchen, La Caille, Pink Elephant, Redstone Olive Oil, Rodizio Grill, Ritual Chocolate, Salsa Fresh, Stoneground, Texas De Brazil. Stroll restaurants currently include: Caffe Molise, J. Wong’s, Market Street, New Yorker, Ruth’s Chris, Spencer’s, Squatters. A cash bar with wine and beer selections is available both nights at the Pavillion. The passport is stamped after each sampling and is also valid for both nights of the event. With that in mind, a popular way to enjoy Tastemakers is to take in the Pavillion at the Gallivan Center one evening, followed by a Stroll around Salt Lake’s streets on the other (a suggested stroll guide is on the SL Mag mobile site). For $15 a night it’s not a terrible investment for two nights of food based fun. You might also want to consider splurging on VIP access for $85 per person. This includes the passport as above but also adds VIP lounge access (also at the Gallivan Center), exclusive VIP tastings and 5 complimentary drink tickets. The VIP tent currently lists the following businesses: Del Mar Al Lago, Harbor, La Caille, Laziz, Meditrina, Proper Brewing Co, Provisions, Sugar House Distillery, Vida Tequila, The Wild Rose. Tickets are on sale right now. The event usually sells out. Here are some shots from the 2014 event provided by SL Mag: tastemakers 2014
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Tastemakers in 2014: La Bonne Vie, Grand America
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Tastemakers in 2014
Tastemakers in 2014 Del Mar Al Lago
Tastemakers in 2014: Del Mar Al Lago
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Tastemakers in 2014
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Tastemakers in 2014: Frida Bistro
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Tastemakers in 2014
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Tastemakers in 2014
Tastemakers in 2014 Wasatch and Squatters Beers
Tastemakers in 2014: Wasatch and Squatters Beers
Tastemakers in 2014 Wines
Tastemakers in 2014
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Tastemakers in 2014: Joffees Coffees
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Tastemakers in 2014: Gallivan Avenue
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Tastemakers in 2014: VIP lounge
Savor The Summit 2016 – June 18th sees Park City’s biggest dinner party return to Main Street. Hundreds of residents and visitors come together at the ‘Grande Table’ down the center of Main Street, where more than two dozen Park City restaurants offer a wide range of dinner and drinks. Menu prices start at $75 per person and go up from there into some lofty numbers. Each particular restaurant has its own unique menu, table setup on Main, and approach to beverages; some include wine/beer/cocktail pairings with the base price, others charge an optional extra. Check both the link below and also the individual restaurants for more precise details. This years restaurants taking part include: Bangkok Thai on Main, Bistro 412, Buona Vita, The Bridge Café, Bodega on Main, Butcher’s Chop House, Café Terigo, Chimayo, Cisero’s, Cuisine Unlimited, The Egyptian Theater, Flanagan’s, Fletcher’s , Flying Sumo, Handle, High West, Purple Sage, Reefs, Riverhorse on Main, Shabu, Tavern, Tupelo, Wasatch Brew Pub and Zoom. To review each restaurant’s offering and availability (the event sells out, and sells out fast) check the Park City Restaurant Associations site at www.parkcityrestaurants.com/savor-the-summit Last year I attended the event as a guest of the Zoom restaurant and had an enjoyable day and evening in Park City. Two tips though: If you’re coming from SLC head out a smidge early to secure parking in Park City and get the lay of the land. It’s fun to wander Main Street and check out all the various setups, and *cough* maybe grab an aperitif or two. Also, layer up – while its more than likely to be all glorious summer sun when you arrive, as soon as sunset kicks in, it’s chillier up there than you might expect. Here are some shots I took of the evening in 2015 to give you an idea of the event:
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Savor The Summit in 2015
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Savor The Summit in 2015
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Savor The Summit, Handle in 2015
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Savor The Summit, Zoom in 2015
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Savor The Summit, Chimayo in 2015
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Savor The Summit 2015: Starting meal at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Shared charcuterie course at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Time for a Moscow Mule at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Amuse trio at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Grilled shrimp appetizer at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Intermezzo at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Beef short rib at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Poached halibut at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Grilled peach tart at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Chocolate dome at Zoom
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Savor The Summit 2015: Chocolate dome at Zoom, I know you wanted to see what was in there
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Savor The Summit 2015 winding down
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Savor The Summit 2015: Light entertainment
Disclosure: I was an invited media guest at Savor The Summit in 2015. In 2016 I am also an invited media guest of both events.
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2 COMMENTS

  1. Thanks for sharing this. Savor the Summit is such a cool, unique
    event! I’ve not been to Tastemakers before , but now that I’ve read about it, I’m going to check it out. That’s a pretty good price for two days of tasting and sampling.

  2. That’s what I thought too Val, $15 for a night at the Pavillion and $15 for the Stroll – that’s one of the cheapest couple nights out I can think of.

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