Menu watch – August 2018

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Mimosa on the patio for brunch at Caffe Niche
Mimosa on the patio for brunch at Caffe Niche

Cafe Niche

Café Niche’s chef Andy Morrison’s Summer specials are a great way to beat the heat. These rotating three-course dinner menus are served nightly, Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. with offerings changing weekly in August. Cost per person is $30, dinners start with a choice of daily soup or Niche salad and end with dessert choices of affogato – espresso, daily gelato and a house made cookie or house made sorbet.

August 17-23
Bouillabaisse scallops, mahi mahi, shrimp, leeks, onions, tomatoes, celery, potatoes and fennel-saffron broth, served with grilled bread and saffron-garlic aioli

August 24-30
Zucchini and ricotta flatbread with basil, roasted tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil

August 31 – September 6
Lamb Sliders, mini lamb burgers with pickled red onion, Feta cheese, pickled parsley, harissa and arugula

779 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 433-3380
caffeniche.com

Tupelo - compressed watermelon salad on Summer menu (Tupelo)
Tupelo – compressed watermelon salad on Summer menu (Tupelo)

Tupelo

New for Summer at this Park City favorite is a special 7 Bites for $7 Menu offered in the bar and lounge area, Sunday – Monday, 5.30 p.m through 7.30 p.m. Note the bar area is 21+

$7 bites menu”

* Deviled eggs

* Sue’s Maine mussels, garlic, herbs, grilled evoo bread

* Smoked salmon toast, local radish, house pickles, hard boiled egg

* Compressed melon and beet salad, feta, pickled rind, mint

* Market greens salad, sugar peas, lemon dressing, smoked parmesan

* Braised beef cheeks, fresh corn grits, grilled broccoli rabe, baked tomatoes

* Garlic roasted mushroom toast, grilled sourdough, ramps, rosemary, ricotta

$7 libations menu:

* Dry creek vineyards, fume blanc (dry creek, CA)

* Columbia crest, cabernet sauvignon (columbia valley, WA)

* Scaia rosata (veneto, Italy)

* Whiskey lemonade (benchmark bourbon, lemonade, thyme)

* Ain’t-cho margarita (lunazul blanco, ancho reyes liqueur, lemon & lime, salt)

508 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
(435) 615-7700
tupeloparkcity.com

Grappa - patio
Grappa – patio

Bill White Restaurants

During the Summer, a trio of the group’s restaurants are still offering their value night deals as follows. Bargains range from $2 tacos through $5 glasses of wine:

Grappa Mondays – menu

Windy Ridge Cafe Tuesdays – menu

Ghidotti Thursdays – menu

Bill White Farms is also still offering its seasonal farm stand with fresh eggs and plants; Fridays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Manoli's - cherry sorbet topped with luxardo syrup and Solstice chocolate (Maonlis)
Manoli’s – cherry sorbet topped with luxardo syrup and Solstice chocolate (Maonlis)
Manoli's - corn on Summer menu
Manoli’s – corn on Summer menu

Manoli’s

Mentioned on Facebook – a new menu for the season at this Greek hot spot:

We are excited to debut our summer seasonal menu tonight that features produce from local Utah farms. We are also featuring a cherry sorbet topped with luxardo syrup and Solstice Chocolate’s Wasatch blend.

402 E Harvey Milk Blvd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 532-3760
manolison9th.com

Zaferan Cafe - beef koobideh
Zaferan Cafe in Cottonwood Heights – beef koobideh from ala carte menu

Zaferan Cafe

I’m not certain how long the restaurant has offered this, but I’ve only just spotted it myself, so I’m calling it a new menu item! Zaferan Cafe in Cottonwood is offering a lunch buffet, Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. The cost is $13.99 and includes a selection of items.

7835 Highland Dr, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
(801) 944-6234
zaferancafeut.com

CYTBYRD

Mentioned over on Facebook – a new Summer time menu at this downtown breakfast and lunch spot. New all day breakfast items include steak and eggs and chimichurri tofu scramble. New heartier entrees include 72-Hr sous vide short ribs and vegan strawberry kiwi tacos and our. CTYBYRD also offers a menu with items for a range of diets including gluten free, keto, and vegan.

Washington Square 450 S 200 E (3.59 mi)
(801) 535-6102
cytybyrd.com

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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.

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