A couple of exceptionally busy weeks has slowed the pace of the site a tad. My inbox has started to overflow with upcoming events here in SLC. Here are a few of the more notable ones for your dining pleasure…
Lobster sale! Over the July 4th Weekend (July 2,3,4,5) all Market Street fish markets will have a great deal on Lobster; both whole cooked or live Maine Lobsters will only be $10.99/each (regularly $18/ea). A limited supply exists so consider calling ahead to place orders (10am-9pm Daily).
Market Street fish markets
Cottonwood – 2985 East 6580 South – (801) 942-8862
South Jordan – 10702 South River Front Parkway (700 West) – (801) 302-2271
University – 260 South 1300 East – (801) 583-8808
Over at Bambara, Executive Chef Nathan Powers will be running the second in a series of his new quarterly cooking demo series, “Discover, Gather, Cook” on Saturday, July 10 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Classes are in the form of live demonstration from Bambara’s exhibition kitchen and include a late lunch. This summer’s class will focus on organic summer squashes, melons and tomatoes from local sustainable, organic gardener Jane Jensen. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Cost for the classes is $55 each and $5 for each participant will go to Water for Wildlife. The cost does not include tax, alcoholic beverages or gratuity. RSVP for the class by calling (801) 363-5454.
202 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-2001
Halibut is fresh and plentiful over at the Mandarin Restaurant in Bountiful right now. Check out these pictures of their latest catch:
Now through September, the Mandarin will receive fresh whole Alaskan Halibut for it’s menu items. The fish range in weight from 60 to 80 pounds. Chef Zhen Wei Liu (Ray), uses a 3 inch Chinese cleaver to masterfully cut the halibut for wok prepared menu items, specials and prized soup stock.
Regular menu items ($13.99) include Szechwan Halibut, Halibut with Garlic Sauce, Lychee Halibut
and Tropical Thai Halibut. While some noteworthy specials (12oz $15.99) include Cashew Nut Crusted Halibut-Coconut Lemon Lime Curry Canton Style Halibut with Hot Sesame Oil, Fresh Ginger and Scallions.
348 East 900 North, Bountiful
Finally over at Tuscany, Summer is being welcomed by a new ‘Garden Patio Grill Night’. Every Wednesday night this summer Chef Adam Vickers will be serving a mouth-watering Italian barbecue menu on the garden patio. The new menu includes a choice of:
Cedar Plank Salmon with Arugula and Cherry Tomatoes ($24.00)
Herb Roasted Chicken Breast with Fingerling Potatoes ($26.00)
Grilled Waygu Burger with Tuscan Garlic Fries ($22.00)
Creminelli Fine Italian Sausage and Roasted Summer Vegetables ($23.00)
each served with an option of one side item including Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Pasta Salad, Caesar Salad and Grilled Zucchini.
2832 East 6200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-2372
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