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Mark Your Calendar: July 2013

As ever this month, there are more great events in SLC than you can shake a proverbial stick at. In the first of a recurring article, here are our event picks for the month ahead.

binner wine dinner smallPago Bastille Day Dinner

While there aren’t many bastilles to storm locally, come July 14th in SLC, there is an extra special wine dinner that promises a storm of flavor. Head down to Pago on this historic day, and you will be able to sample an expertly crafted menu, focused on the Alsace region of France.

Why Alsace in particular? Well, the dinner features the wines of Audrey and Christian Binner, whom according to Pago sommelier Evan Lewandowski “are quietly and humbly turning the Alsace wine scene on its ear. In a region that has long been praised for its dedication to organics and now, biodynamic farming practices, this husband and wife team have become beacons of hope”. High praise indeed. And with suitably mouth watering dishes like Choucroute Garnie et Abricot Trois Fois (Sugarhouse farms bone in pork roast, fresh sausage, belly, new potato, apricot) the cuisine should match the wine.

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frida dark logoFrida Bistro

A few days later on July 17th, Frida Bistro hosts a dinner with a tantalizing menu. Amiably supported by Vida Tequila, come and sample gourmet Mexican fare with fine tequila and Mexican wines. If dishes such as Camarones Aguachile (cured shrimp with lime, jalapeño, habanero) or Chile en Nogada (shredded Beef, fruit and nuts stuffed in a poblano pepper with walnut cream sauce) get your pulse racing, you’ll want to buy tickets to this great event ASAP – $60 gets you a five course dinner and drink pairings.

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slc pop logoSLC POP

Finally, SLC POP, Salt Lake’s modernist ad hoc restaurant, is back this month with a trio of dinners on July 6th, 13th and 20th. Of particular note is the return of chef Mark Burtis, who spent three months working at Noma, touted as the world’s finest restaurant by some. Mark returns from his stint at the Denmark hotspot, just in time for the July 13th dinner. But hey international travel is tiring right? Maybe, give him till the 20th to see what he brought back from his journey.

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