StanzaWednesday August 1st is the date for this downtown Italian eateries next wine dinner. The four course menu by Jonathan LeBlanc will be paired with selections from Vosca, Dolfo and Roncus. Call for reservations, price is $85 per person with the evening commencing at 6.30 p.m. prompt. Menu as follows: * Vosca Chardonnay DOC upon arrival Course One * Bruleed melon, prosciutto & burrata, frisee salad, Cavalli balsamic * Dolfo Rose 2016 Course Two * Tiger prawn risotto rucola, heirloom tomato, Pecorino * Dolfo Pinot Noir 2012 Intermezzo * Cassis sorbet Course Three * Rack of lamb, orzo, mint pistachio pesto, cucumber crème fraiche, oven roasted Campari tomato * Dolfo Merlot 2013 Course Four * Lemon ricotta cheesecake, roasted stone fruit, local wildflower honey, candied walnuts * Roncus Ribolla Gialla 454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 746-4441 stanzaslc.com
Avenues ProperIf craft spirits are more your fancy, check out this unique meet up of two of my favorite local businesses: Avenues Proper and Waterpocket Distillery. This particular collaboration is the next event in AP’s series of Patio Dinners, held later in the night outdoors. The fun menu is as follows: * Robbers Roost / Notom Amaro cocktail * Spicy cornbread with honey peach glaze, Robbers Roost whiskey butter * Waterpocket Blanco Rum * Scallop ceviche with ginger gremolata, candied oranges, chiffonade mint * Oread Herbal Liqueur * Herbed spiced duck breast with toasted saffron meringue, Chinese 5-spice, blood orange gastrique * Cocoa & Rum Liqueur * Cocoa braised short rib with mole negro, raspberry red eye gravy * Coffee & Rum Liqueur * Caramel swirled cascara ice cream August 8th is the date for this unique dinner, starting at 8 p.m. Cost is $75: $50 for food and $25 for pairings. Call the restaurant directly for reservations. 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (385) 227-8628 avenuesproper.com
BGRThe following evening (August 9th) in Sugar House – the focus is beer. At BGR’s Summer Slider And Local Beer Pairing event you can sample several creative sliders, each paired with a local craft brew. Cost is just $25 per person and includes: 3 sliders, 3 beer pairings (4 oz) and 3 Sides. Menu as follows: * Wellington slider * Epic Los Locos * Korean BBQ slider * Wasatch Apricot Hefeweizen * Ahi tuna slider * Limited release of Shades Of Pale Mojito beer (this beer was limited release and is already sold out all over town. That means the olnly place you can taste it is here) * Sides: grilled asparagus, sweet potato fries, garlic fries Guests must be 21+ to attend and you must bring your photo ID, no exceptions. This event should be a fun and affordable way to check out this great new addition to the Sugar House area. 1202 E Wilmington Ave, Ste 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 487-6301 bgrtheburgerjoint.com/locations-menus/saltlake-ut/
Celebrate The BountyThis years Celebrate The Bounty event is taking a different tack for 2018, in more ways than one. The celebration of all things local is back on Thursday September 13th, this year in the historic Eagle Building – the upcoming new home to Caffe Molise and BTG Wine Bar. Moreover the event itself is taking a new approach by pairing Utah eateries with Utah distilleries to collaborate on a killer cocktail / tasting combo – each using their favorite local products. Restaurants signed up so far so far include: The Rest The Dispensary Cafe Trio Zest Caffe Molise Hearth Joining them with creative cocktails are: Dented Brick Distillery Honest Johns Bitters Salt City Vodka New World Distillery Kid Curry Spirits Ogden’s Own Sugar House Distillery Celebrate the Bounty is Local First Utah’s annual fundraiser and is the place for Salt Lake City’s foodies, localvores and locally-minded consumers to come together and explore spectacular offerings from Utah’s finest locally owned restaurants and now distilleries! Tickets will go on sale shortly at: https://localfirst.org/campaigns/annual-fundraiser Eagle Building 404 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Tacofest 2018Finally – a quick mention of this fun event coming back again on August 11th. This all ages event features multiple taco venders from around Utah, participating in three contests: The Best Traditional Taco, The Best Veggie Taco, and The Best Creative Taco awards. Last year, with the help of everyone involved, Tacofest raised $7,500 for Meals On Wheels – feeding over 1,000 MOW recipients! 2018 hoeps to be even bigger and better with food vendors as follows: Jurassic Street Tacos El Calor Restaurant Asadero Rio Sonora Chronic Tacos Maize Food Truck Tacontento Fajita Grill Nene Sammy Taco Truck The House of Rob Sauce Taco Cartel El Mini Taco Tacos Lamanitas Cost is just $5 for adults, Kidds under 13 are free. The venue will be at Centro Civico Mexicano, the same as last years inaugural event. Tickets are available online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tacofest-2018-in-support-of-meals-on-wheels-tickets-41667836621
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.