Pencil the evenings of May 19th and 20th into your diary. Over the two nights, Salt Lake magazine will be throwing a festival of food, with their first annual Tastemakers Salt Lake City – the magazine’s premier food & wine event.
Tastemakers Salt Lake City is a two-day ‘strolling food event’, featuring restaurants from across the state. Attendees will be able to sample tastes from participating restaurants in the pavilion, as well as walk to other nearby participating restaurants for samples.
Attendees will receive a passport for the event, which will be stamped at each restaurant. The passports are valid for both nights of the event and will be redeemable for exclusive discounts and coupons at participating restaurants throughout the summer. Instructions and a stroll area map will be included in the passport.
The stroll begins at the Tastemakers Pavilion, located in the parking lot next to Squatters at 147 W. 300 South. The tasting area will include food and beverage samples, entertainment, an auto display by Strong Audi and giveaways.
Tickets for the event can be purchased online at www.saltlakemagazine.com, $20 for a food tasting from each restaurant and an additional $10 for beer and wine samples in the tasting area. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Utah Food Bank and Utah Head Start. The event will take place May 19 and 20 from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Participating Restaurants include: Benihana, Blue Lemon, Caffe Molise, Caffe Niche, Christopher’s Prime Steak House & Grill, Easy Street Brasserie, Gracie’s, J. Wong’s, Market Street, Martine Cafe, Meditrina, Metropolitan, Naked Fish, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Squatters, Talisker on Main, Downtown Farmer’s Market.
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