MeditrinaThe next tasting event at Meditrina focuses on local craft cider maker – Mountain West. Held on June 27th (6.30 p.m. onwards) the event features four light bites each with a cider pairing. Cost is just $25 for food and $25 for cider; $10 from every ticket will also be donated to Souther Utah Wilderness Alliance this time around as well. Menu for the evening as follows: Taste one * Smashed cucumber salad, thai chiles, peanuts, dried shrimp * Mountain West 7 Mile Taste two * Local greens, house ricotta, crispy whipped peach, truffle dijon vinaigrette * Mountain West Desolation Taste three * Scallion pancake, cured Utah trout, fast-pickled fennel, dukkah * Mountain West Desolation Taste four * Whey-braised pork shoulder, vanilla, black eyed pea salad, cracklin * Mountain West Stillwater Reservations can be made via calling the restaurant direct. Also keep your eyes peeled on the Meditrina Facebook page for several ongoing events. Most notable is their new combo cooking/dining educational evenings, hosted with owner Jen Gilroy herself. With just eight spots for the first intimate event, the night sold out in seconds. Keep your eyes peeled for the next in the series. 165 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 485-2055 meditrinaslc.com
SnowbasinThis Friday night (June 15th), Snowbasin resort is hosting a diverse “Brewmaster’s Dinner” at Earl’s Lodge. Starting at 6.30 p.m. enjoy a four course meal paired with a variety of some of Utah’s best brews. Both the chef and the represented brewers will be on hand to answer any and all questions. The event is 21+ only and is priced $80 all inclusive (or just $50 without beer pairings). Menu as follows: Social * Smoked duck bánh mì sliders * Sweet corn fritters with raspberry jalapeno jelly * Red Rock citrus pale ale & Moab dead horse amber ale First course * Spicy pork belly mac and cheese topped with truffle parmesan gratin * Red Rock white rainbow white ipa Second course * Arugula panzanella salad with a cold poached egg and lemon black pepper vinaigrette * Moab red rye ipa Third course * Korean style lamb ribs served with char-grilled fennel-orange slaw and asian rice * Red Rock citra pils Dessert * Beer poached apple strudel with cheddar cheese ice cream * Moab black raven oatmeal stout 3925 Snow Basin Rd, Huntsville, UT 84317 (801) 620-1000 https://www.snowbasin.com/events/detail/dining-discovery-brewmasters-dinner
Avenues ProperAnother brew dinner coming up is the uber-popular cellar dinner series from Avenues Proper; these monthly events showcase special cellared Utah brews, and sell out every single time. Get in early to guarantee your seats. The next treasure trove from AP’s cellar will be poured on June 27th and will be as follows (food pairings TBA): Uinta Brewing 2017 Croggy Brett Saison (btw this year’s took gold at #naba2018!) Proper Brewing Co 2017 Litha Imperial Saison 2 Row Brewing 2016 Sour Saison Strap Tank Brewing Co. 2017 Barrel Aged Saison Cost is $55 inclusive for food and beer pairings, call restaurant directly for reservations. 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (385) 227-8628 avenuesproper.com
Manoli’sPeter and Michael Grisley of P.R. Grisley join the team at Manoli’s on June 21st for a wine pairing meal that features varietals from Spain and Portugal. A whopping 6 course menu comes with suitable selections and is priced $55 for food and $40 for wine. Menu as follows: Dako Belgium endive, olive radish caponata, paximadi, manouri cheese Covela – avesso / vinho verde Psari Phyllo wrapped ocean trout, charred leek puree, cherry pea salad, creme fraiche Ondalan blanco – viura / rioja Solomos Raw marinated wild king salmon, butter lettuce, peppadew mint vinaigrette, avocado, pistachios Vina hermosa rose – tempranillio / rioja Katharismo Seasonal sorbet Sheftalia Grilled house Cypriot sausage, caul fat, mojo pico, seared plantain, Greek yogurt Els Nanos Collita – tempranillo / Spain Glyka Brown butter walnut torte, honey caramel, buttermilk lemon sherbet Lustau vermut – sweet vermouth / jerez 402 E Harvey Milk Blvd, #2, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 532-3760 manolison9th.com
BTG Wine BarBTG’s next wine dinner features the Wagner family of wines as shown above: Conundrum, Emmolo, Mer Soleil and Caymus respectively – every one usually a sure fire hit. On June 26th sommelier Louis Koppel will be pouring five of Wagner’s wines alongside a four course menu from chef Fred Moesinger. Price is $40 for food and $50 for wine. The evening starts at 7.00 p.m. prompt. 63 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 359-2814 btgwinebar.com
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.