Events: Porch, BTG, Super Bowl, Taste Of The Wasatch

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Porch - pre-Valentines day dinner
Porch – pre-Valentines day dinner

Porch – Join Daybreak’s finest and special guest/wine importer Brad Jensen for an early Valentines celebration. Porch is offering a self styled “seductive & sexy menu” and all before the baying-crowds of the 14th too. The decadent pairing dinner on Thursday, February 8th starts at 7 p.m. and costs just $45 for the four course menu with an extra $25 for wine pairings. A bargain! Menu as follows:

Course one
* Lobster bisque
* Alzania Blanco, ’14 Navarra

Course two
* Winter greens, pinenuts, La Peral blue cheese, pomegranate vinaigrette
* Sinforiano Rosado, ’16 Cigales

Course three
* Duo of pork, crispy belly, braised shank, sweet potato gnocchi, brussels sprouts, smoked beets
* Solar de Randez Reserva, ’10 Rioja

Course four
* Apple Betty, brown butter caramel, vanilla bean ice cream
* Taylor Fladgate Tawny Port, NV

Please call the restaurant for reservations, the event requires a credit card to hold the reservation.

1274 Kestrel Rise Rd G, South Jordan, UT 84009
(801) 679-1066
porchutah.com

BTG Wine Bar
BTG Wine Bar

BTG Wine Bar – On February 1st at 7 p.m. the 2018 series of wine dinners at BTG Wine Bar kicks off in style. Fans of the chic bar will no doubt want to check this out, this will be one of the very last dinners at the current location, as BTG and Caffe Molise look set to move location shortly. More on that in the coming week in our wrap up article for January.

Back to the event though, Francis Fecteau of Libation and BTG sommelier Louis Koppel will guide guests through 4 wines paired with 4 courses from Caffe Molise’s chef Fred Moesinger. The wines of the evening are from “Argentine Wine Specialist” Vino del Sol and features wines from Anko & Tapiz (Torrontes, Malbec, Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon). Cost is $25 for the wine and $35 for the four course menu of food.

63 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 359-2814
btgwinebar.com

Super Bowl from Cuisine Unlimited - pretzels, soup, meatballs
Super Bowl from Cuisine Unlimited – pretzels, soup, meatballs

Super Bowl Sunday – Maybe this year you’re in the mood for something a little more fancy that microwaved totino pizza bites? If so, you might to take advantage of this Super Bowl menu from local caterers Cuisine Unlimited. I won’t insert a joke about being the MVP of your party here, no, I won’t do that at all. Items available include:

* Trio of wings, Buffalo, bbq & spicy mango, $15.00/dozen
* Carrot & celery sticks, with blue cheese dipping sauce, $1.50/serving
* Bacon-wrapped potato bites with chipotle ranch, $6.50/dozen
* Beer cheese soup, with giant pretzels, $4.00/serving
* Vegetarian white bean chili, $3.00/serving
* Football-shaped meatballs, with sweet pepper sauce, $18.00/dozen
* Short rib sliders, with caramelized onions, $3.50 each
* Chicken & waffle sliders, with maple aioli, $3.00 each
* Bourbon butter pecan cupcakes, brown butter maple frosting, $3.50 each
* Team sugar cookies, $3.50 each

Order deadline is February 1st and pickup or delivery are available. No minimal order is required either. Read more and order online via: http://www.cuisineunlimited.com/superbowl

If you’d rather head out for the big game check out Proper Brewing’s Superb Owl party. There’s no cover charge, there will be door prizes for the first 20 people and there will be $10 pitchers and $3 Jameson shots; plus there’ll be free bingo and snacks too!

Stanza - lobster and gulf shrimp linguine
Stanza – nothing says I love you like lobster huh

Valentines Day – The valentines day menus are coming in thick and fast now. If you haven’t already booked a table for the day itself, you’d better act fast. Popular romantic venues such as Log Haven have already confirmed full bookings with us, weeks in advance! If you’re still looking for a special menu for the 14th we’ve been collating them all over at slcmenu.com – keep checking that page and as we receive/see more, we’ll add em to the list.

Taste Of The Wasatch 2015 finca paella
Taste Of The Wasatch 2015 – Finca serving a majestic paella
Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 - Stanza cuisine
Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 – Stanza cuisine
Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 - Riverhorse On Main cuisine
Taste Of The Wasatch 2016 – Riverhorse On Main cuisine

Taste Of The Wasatch – You might think it’s a little early in the calendar to be making plans for August, but recent foodie-news means you should consider this one ASAP. In the past week, it was confirmed that the extremely popular Park City Food & Wine Classic has been cancelled for 2018. That means the Summer foodie calendar will be that bit more empty this year – and events like Taste Of The Wasatch – will be sure to sell out much earlier as a result.

With that in mind, it’s worth noting tickets are now on sale for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018. GA is $110, reserved seating $150 and a table of 10 – $1400. The event is Sunday, August 5th and is in my very humble opinion – the highlight of the food and drink calendar in the year. Bar none. I’ll have a more in depth look at this year’s event as the date draws closer, but you can look back on previous years here:

2017: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2017/07/10/taste-wasatch-2017/
2016: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2016/07/06/taste-wasatch-2016/
2015: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2015/07/07/events-taste-of-the-wasatch-2015/

Suffices to say, its a four hour long party of food and wine – and every restaurant brings their A game. It’s a crazy killer deal for the price and worth every last penny. Every year the event seems to get better and better, and I know I’d be sad if I missed out. If you make one event this year, make it Taste Of The Wasatch – it’s that good. Buy a ticket for a personal treat, buy one for a birthday present, buy some for the tax write off – just buy them.

You can buy tickets now at: https://tasteofthewasatch.org/attend-the-event

Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you!  I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune.  I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.

I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade.   I’m largely fueled by Uinta Cutthroat, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand.  I ate all the pies.

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