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Summertime hits Utah restaurants

Bambara Goes Mobile

Bambara has gone mobile, taking Chef Nathan Powers’ New American Bistro fare on the road to guests’ homes and businesses. Bambara can bring breakfast, lunch or dinner to smaller groups under 50 people, and can handle larger receptions with aplomb too. Pictured left is Bambara’s ruby & golden beet salad featuring Local Goat Cheese, Roasted Hazelnuts, Arugula, Tangerine Vinaigrette ($12).

Executive Chef Nathan Powers cuisine embraces straightforward new American fare, including a wide variety of seafood and hearty game. “I have created some special menus to allow us to bring our most outstanding dishes with us,” said Powers. “The quality of the food will be very high, and will allow hosts to wow their guests without having to come to my place.”

Powers has been cooking with the culinary industry’s best in some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants for more than 20 years, including Jeremiah Towers’ Stars, Hawthorne Lane, and Mark Franz’s Farallon. “Now we have the perfect answer for when our guests are deciding on their own venue versus coming to Bambara,” said Ruth Driggs, Catering Manager. “We can bring Nathan’s award-winning cuisine and our stellar service staff directly to them!”

202 South Main Street Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-5454


Log Haven celebrates National Rainier Cherry Day

In celebration of National Rainier Cherry Day on July 11, Northwest Cherries has commissioned one iconic restaurant in each US state to create a unique menu offering featuring Rainier cherries. This famed cherry is regarded for its crisp bite and pale yellow flesh bursting with exceptional sweetness.

Here in Utah, Log Haven and executive chef David Jones have signed on to participate in this ‘Tree-to-Table’ campaign. Chef Jones will be offering guests a Rainier Cherry dish to celebrate National Cherry Day on July 11, during the peak of Rainier cherry season. Want to get in on the act too? Here’s Log Haven’s High West Manhattan recipe:

2 parts High West Double Rye
1 part  Lillet Rouge
1 port-marinated Rainier cherry.
Combine rye and Lillet in a shaker with ice, roll, strain into cocktail glass, garnish with cherry.

Log Haven
6451 East Millcreek Canyon Road Salt Lake City, UT 84109
(801) 272-8255


Pallet Summer Menu

Restaurants around town are updating their menus for the summer heat. At Pallet, Chef Buzz Willey will feature a “Game of the Week,” to include dishes of rabbit, quail, elk or other fresh meats native to the area. Additionally, many summer features will be complimented by fresh items found at the Downtown Farmer’s Market, which launched earlier this month and runs through October. A sampling of new features on the summer menu includes:

Bison Tartare – a stack of raw bison, arugula, black garlic balsamic and crostini topped with a fried quail egg

Seared Scallops – served with braised black rice veal demi, stone fruit and salted caramel
Hamachi – a serving of fresh yellowtail, lemon confit, pickled radish, braised red pearl onions and Spanish olives

Mediterranean Tofu – with mushrooms, olives, tomatoes and artichokes

Chilled Southern Toddy – Bourbon, High West peach vodka, lemon juice, lemongrass, honey, basil and ginger simple syrup

Citrus Cipra-Stura Fizz – citrus bitters, gin, lemon and lime juice, vanilla extract, orange flower water, cream and egg white

237 South 400 West Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 935-4431


Z’Tejas Summer Menu

Gateway favorite Z’Tejas is also joining in on the act with a buy one, get one half off deal – from their summer menu. The new menu includes 6 new dishes (BBQ Smoked Duck Tacos, $13.95, jumped off the page to me), a tequila berry dessert and two new cocktails – White Grape Cilantro Margarita anyone ($8.50)?

191 South Rio Grande, Salt Lake City
(801) 456-0450


Talisker on Main

And finally, congrats to local design firm – Denton House Design Studio – in being awarded an AIA Los Angeles 2012 Best Restaurant Design Jury Award.

Nine restaurant nominees were judged on function, ambience and visual impact by the 2012 jury: Evan Keliman, host of KCRW’s Good Food, Chef, Restaurateur and Author; Mark Rios, Architect and Principal of Rio Clementi Hale Studios; and Michael Voltaggio, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, Chef and Restaurateur. Three other jury winners in Los Angeles and New York City were crowned: A-Frame, Beachwood Cafe and La Birreria. Results were unveiled last Friday, June 22nd at the Dwell on Design Conference in Los Angeles.

Talisker on Main (interior space pictured at the start of this article) was completed in December 2009 and is located on historic Main Street in Park City, Utah.

Talisker On Main
515 Main Street Park City, UT 84060
(435) 658-5479


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