Taste Of The WasatchReserved tickets are almost gone for this weekends culinary event of the year. If you’re planning to head to this years Taste Of The Wasatch – act fast – reserved tickets will likely be gone before the weekend’s start. Remember, reserved ticket holders get early access (an extra hour of tasting without the GA crowds), shaded reserved seating and more often than not a few extra secret treats and surprises. Here’s the full and final menu for this Sunday’s (August 5th) smorgasbord – feel free to print that off too and mark off the dishes as you taste them. I guarantee you’ll lose track of them once you’re on the ground sampling. Tickets for the big day can be bought online at: https://tasteofthewasatch.org/attend-the-event UDPATE: Just confirmed is the Lucky 52 “opportunity drawing” coming back for the second year in 2018. ToTW sells 52 playing cards at $75 per card. There are no limits on how many cards can be purchased by one person. Each card represents one “opportunity” to draw (pick/choose) one bottle of wine from a very special selection. Each bottle is bagged so the label cannot be seen until bag is open after purchase. You might get a $14 bottle of wine (only 1 of those) or a bottle worth almost $200! Some of the wines you might be lucky enough to snag and their retail prices are as follows: 1991 Beringer Napa Valley Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $146 1993 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley $140 1994 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $140 1990 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon $162 1992 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon $190 1992 Dalla Valle $161 1994 Ferrari-Carano Tre’sor Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $97 1992 Hess Collection Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon $125 1996 Pahlmeyer Blend Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot $99 1993 Silverado Limited Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon $117 1993 Turley Hayne Vineyard Petit Syrah $95 Once all 52 cards are gone, that’s it. Card payments preferred.
ClosuresElement Bistro Disappointing news to report, mentioned on Facebook earlier in the month – the shuttering of Cottonwood Height’s Element Bistro. This from their FB page:
Hello everyone, chef Brett DeHart here. I just wanted everyone to know that I have left the partnership of Element. In lieu of my departure they have closed their doors temporarily and plan as I understand to reopen a concept in August. Stay tuned to find out. Figured it should be announced so you guys don’t make the trip to find a note on the door. Cheers to all and thanks for supporting my food.Hopefully the business manages to successfully reboot soon – the restaurant had been receiving great reviews and press for their wine bar concept in a part of the valley sorely missing that offering. Al’s Cafe Also closing shop via a FB post, this Farmington based Filipino restaurant:
To all my customers. My deepest apologies for the lack of communication. Al’s Cafe will close permanently. Soon will have my mobile kitchen going and Mexipino Al’s Cafe will go mobile. It was a pleasure operating this restaurant but unfortunately I need to go a on a different direction at this time. I met some wonderful people along the way and I will miss you guys I prayed over this decision and I’m a firm believer that God will guide me on my journey.
Best Of The BeehiveIf you haven’t picked up the August edition of Salt Lake Magazine, this month’s bonus reason is to hear some of my babbling on Utah’s best chocolate chip cookies. Those up for judging included: Ruby Snap The Rose Establishment Suss Cookie Co Cassie’s Cookie Chip Cookies The Koekie Co Goodly Cookies Buds Along with four other foodies,
Other itemsFreshies defends worlds best lobster roll http://www.kpcw.org/post/freshies-lobster-defend-worlds-best-lobster-roll-title Bohemien Brewery gets new owners https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/07/26/midvales-bohemian-brewery/
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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.