Is one of your new year resolutions to pick up a new skill, perhaps something in the kitchen? Caputo’s Market and Deli are continuing to offer a range of rewarding classes and focused tasting sessions at both their downtown location and 15th and 15th location. Click either of those links for specific dates and information.
The tastings, which cover anything from fine chocolate to cheese and meats are a real treat, going into fantastic detail and depth.
Caputo’s Market & Deli
314 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Wine dinner at Franck’s
This coming Monday (01/24/11 @ 7PM) Franck’s in Holladay is hosting a special evening of food and wine with one of the stars of the wine industry, John Larchet. John is the proprietor of World Wide Wine Headquarters and The Australian Premium Wine Collection. Chef Franck Peisse, Chef Adam Vickers, and sous chef Robert Perkins will be preparing a special menu to pair with some of John’s wines from around the world. The menu is as follows
Amuse Bouche: brioche French toast with foie gras torchon and maple celery root cream
– N.V. Monte Vicor Cava, Spain
1st course: poached prawns with leek confit, shaved baby artichoke, grapes and crispy leeks
– 2009 Isabel Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
2nd cours: 10-hour-braised boneless pork shank with glazed carrots, Japanese eggplant, and pears with a pear-pistachio sauce Vierge
– 2007 Celler Malandro “Malandro” , Monsant, Spain
3rd cours: sous-vide muscovy duck breast with polenta, baby bok choy, blue cheese foam and red wine juniper reduction.
– 2007 Altivo Reserva Malbec, Mendoza ,Argentina
4th course: lemon and orange mousse with candied blood orange suprêmes
– 2008 Elderton Botrytis Semillon, Barossa, Australia
Reservations are highly recommended and are being accepted at (801) 274-6264. The charge for the four-course meal is $35 and ala carte wine pairings $40. Price does not include tax or gratuity.
6263 Holladay Blvd, Holladay, UT 84121-5934
Beer pairing dinner at Zucca Trattoria
On a slightly different tack, and on the following day (01/25/11 @ 7PM) Ogden’s Zucca Trattoria will be hosting a meal in collaboration with Uinta Brewing Co. The 6 course meal will be paired with a variety of Uinta’s best beers. Chef Scanu and Uinta brew master Joe Mastrorocco will also be giving tips for pairing your favorite Uinta brews with meals you prepare at home.
Offerings such as Grilled Pork Tenderloin “Sous Vide” with Pumpkin–Gorgonzola Mousseline, Caramelized Roasted Fennel Sauce and Liquorice Dust paired with Uinta King’s Peak are sure to be remembered. Call (801) 475-7077 for reservations. Food is priced at $40, with the optional beer tasting at $18. Tax & gratuity not included.
1479 E. 5600 S. South Ogden, UT
(801) 475 7077
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.