Salt Lake is already a great place to taste flavours from around the globe. However next week, SLC diners will have even more opportunities than normal, to sample a number of diverse dishes from far flung countries. A special week long event will run from Monday June 14th through till Sunday June 20th. Utah refugees from a wide range of foreign countries will teach chefs how to prepare a traditional dish from their homeland. These entrées will then be offered as nightly specials at local SLC restaurants.
A portion of the sales from each entree will also be donated to the Utah Refugee Coalition and its Pathways to Self Sufficiency program. The week long event comes prior to national Refugee Day on June 20th. 11 different Salt Lake restaurants will be participating in the event.
Participating restaurants (and their adopted cuisine) are as follows:
Café Trio – Burma
Café Madrid – Bhutan
Liberty Heights Fresh – Iran
Log Haven – Somalia
Lugano – Iraq
Metropolitan – Northern Sudan
Oasis Cafe – Bhutan
Sage’s Café – Ethiopia
Squatters – To be announced
Tony Caputo’s Market and Deli– Eastern European
Wabi Sabi Japanese Fusion & Sushi – Burma
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate”, “I thought he was older”, “I don’t share his feelings”.
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