Events: Avenues Proper, Bambara, Meet Your Maker

Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - radish salad
Bambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – radish salad
Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - roasted apricots
Bambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – roasted apricots
Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - scallop ceviche
Bambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – scallop ceviche
Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - wild boar and mole tacos
Bambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – wild boar and mole tacos
Bambara - Wasatch Summer beer dinner - dark chocolate torte
Bambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – dark chocolate torte


Those delicious looking pictures you ask? They’re from Bambara’s first beer pairing dinner of the year, just over a month ago now. Devised and executed by the talented (sous chef) Jerry Pacheco, the dinner represented something of a more relaxed break for the restaurant.

If you missed the first event, don’t worry, the team are back for seconds; this time teaming up with local brewery Shades Of Pale. September 14th is the date for your calendar and the evening is once again impeccably priced at just $65; $40 for food, $25 for beer. The menu for the next pairing event is as follows:

* Bayley hazen bleu, prosciutto, melon, basil,
* Cerberus Belgian Quadrupel

* Pickled plum, jicama, mizen, ginger vinaigrette
* Plum Berliner Weisse

* Bagna cauda lavosh, bottarga, cucumber
* Kveik Golden Sour

* Camarones a la diabla, prawns, rice crisps, baby squash
* Aphrodite Belgian Blonde

* Espresso stout tiramisu
* Sweet Dreams Imperial Porter

202 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-5454

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Avenues Proper patio at night

Avenues Proper

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but patio season is almost over. Your favorite sunny spot is about to be covered in snow. Therein, al fresco fans should check out the last patio dinner of the year at Avenues Proper and bask in the last of the Summer sun on September 12th.

Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and is priced at $70 per person; $40 dinner, $30 spirits pairings. Guests will enjoy a four course menu paired with selections from local distillers, New World Distillery. Call (385) 227-8628 for reservations, menu as follows:

* Figs and gorgonzola, watercress, smoked walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette
* Agave vodka martini

* Thai red curry, charred peppers, purple potatoes, baby carrots, cilantro, lime
* Rabbit & Grass Blanco / Wasatch blossom margarita

* Lamb skewers, pearl onion, tzatziki, lemon herb rice
* Oomaw gin

* Apple spice cake
* Rabbit & Grass Reposado

376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(385) 227-8628

Regent Street and McCarthy plaza (Salt Lake Magazine)
Regent Street and McCarthy plaza (Salt Lake Magazine)

Meet Your Maker

This centerpiece event for the upcoming Salt Lake Food And Wine Festival is shaping up to look like something really special.

The open air event held on September 15th seeks to showcase the best of local. Heritage breed lamb, beef, pork, trout and seasonal veg are set to be the stars of a wide ranging, locally-focused tasting menu. At the time of writing the following chefs and restaurants are signed on, with possibly more to come:

Copper Onion – Amanda McGraw
Fireside – Mike Richey
Manoli’s – Manoli Katsanevas
Pago – Phelix Gardner
Pretty Bird – Viet Pham
Takashi – Takashi Gibo
Table X – Nick Fahs
Tin Angel – Jerry Liedtke

Joining them will be Proper Brewing and Squatters pouring the sudsy stuff with Dented Brick, Beehive Distillery
Sugarhouse Distillery and Vida Tequila serving libations in the VIP cocktail area. If wine is your thing, I’m told there will be 10 tables featuring some 80 wines from around the world drawing on the portfolios of all the local brokers you know and love – Vine Lore, Libation etc.

Final details are still being worked out, I’ll bring you more info as we receive it. Tickets are on sale now, priced $100-$135. Here’s Scott Evans from Pago with a few more details:

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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.

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