Avenues ProperJoin the AP team this Sunday evening (November 18th @ 6pm) for the second annual harvest dinner. Cost is $65 for food and $45 for wine pairings. The six course meal is by reservation only (385-227-8628) and the menu is looking particularly delicious: * La Luca Prosecco * Ginger Poached Pears, smoked gorgonzola mousse, toasted walnuts * Matchbook The Arsonist Chardonnay 2015 * Winter Squash Soup, coconut milk, prosciutto * Bodega Colome Torrontes 2016-17 * Pan Roasted Sea Bass, pea purée, black garlic * Cherry Pie Three Vineyards Pinot Noir * Seared Foie Gras, cherry gastrique, fried brussels sprout leaves * Roth Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 * Spice Crusted Duck Breast, plum sauce, baking spice * Chambers Rosewood Muscat * Brown Butter Rice Cake, spiced apples, vanilla bean ice cream 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (385) 227-8628 avenuesproper.com
PorchAnother wonderful looking menu is the wine dinner featuring the extra special Mer Soleil and Conundrum Wines of Wagner Family Wines. Starting at 7 p.m. on October 25th the four course menu for the evening is as follows: * Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay * Apple potato soup, curried walnuts * Mer Soleil Reserve Pinot Noir * Acorn squash, cherry cider gastrique, spiced pepitas, mint gremolata, mixed greens * Conundrum Red * Coq au vin “chicken and wine,” bacon, stewed mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, local honey-glazed carrots * Judd’s Hill Tardy Harvest Roussanne * Famous banana puddin’ Reservations required, call (801) 679-1066 for reservations. Cost is $40 for food and $30 for wine pairings. 11274 Kestrel Rise Rd G, South Jordan, UT 84009 (801) 679-1066 porchutah.com
Under Current BarUnder Current will be hosting two educational seminars this month. First up, manager Mike Fayad leads a “Wine 101” class on Saturday, October 20th at 2:30 p.m. He will review wine growing regions, grape varietals, basics of wine marketing and participants will taste six wines paired with charcuterie. Cost to attend is $65. RSVP by calling (801) 574-2556 or emailing email@example.com. Fortified wines (port, madeira and sherry) will be the focus on Saturday October 27th at 2:30 p.m. Led by Under Current Bar’s assistant manager Ryan Manning, the afternoon will focus on a wide variety of fortified wines including production, history and tasting notes. The event will feature two classic cocktails and six tastings, paired with bites from Alan Brines’ kitchen at Current Fish & Oyster. Cost to attend is $65. RSVP by calling (801) 574-2556 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. 279 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 574-2556 undercurrentbar.com
Feast Of The Five SensesLastly a quick reminder about this weekends Feast OF The Five Senses. Just in – news from Slow Food Utah on their small grants program and how proceeds from the event are used. During the past year the organization issued 13 awards in total, ranging in size from $300 to $2000. Recipients include family farms, community gardens, refugees, beekeepers and a summer day camp. Their grants will provide funding for irrigation equipment, beekeeping equipment, fencing supplies, fruit trees, water filtration, tools, a walk-in cooler, mycology workshop fees and more. Winners for 2018 are: Johnson Farms, Washington Elementary School, Evan Kenison, Cherry Creek Farms, Utah Conservation Corps Urban Community Farm, Cache Valley Refugees, Dogwood Plat, Box Elder Community Garden, Top Crops, Hand Sown Homegrown, Sunshine Family Farms, YMCA Taylorsville, and Katie Lawson. Slow Food Utah’s Microgrant Program is funded entirely by proceeds from the Feast of Five Senses – check out our full preview here and see you at the event this Sunday evening: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/09/13/feast-of-the-five-senses-2018/ This year’s sponsors include Creminelli Fine Meats, Caputo’s, Muir Copper Canyon Farms, Salsa Del Diablo (a former microgrant recipient now giving back), Beehive Cheese and Laziz Kitchen. The Feast is accompanied by a renowned silent auction, with many of the items related to Slow Food Utah’s mission. At the feast, winners will also be announced for the 2018 Snail Awards, the group’s annual tradition to honor those in our community who are dedicated to Slow Food principles and ardent supporters of Slow Food Utah. Categories for the Snail Awards include: Local Business Leader; Community Leader; Farmer/Producer; and Restaurant/Chef.
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