Dining Around The World
Dining Around the World is a week-long culinary event where local restaurants, support refugees in Salt Lake City. Chefs create a special entrée inspired by a refugee community, which is featured in their restaurant the week of August 24th to August 31st.
Produce for the dishes is sourced from refugee farmers in the New Roots program and proceeds from every dish sold benefits the International Rescue Committee and the Utah Refugee Coalition.
Video: Jerry Liedtke of Tin Angel speaks passionately about the dining week, embracing new cultures and cuisine, and the inspiration behind his Bhutanese dish:
Caffe Niche (Congo)
779 E Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Squatters Pub & Brewery (Somalia)
147 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
The Tin Angel Cafe (Bhutan)
365 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
912 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Avenues Bistro on Third (Burma)
564 E 3rd Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
680 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Log Haven has won its tenth straight Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, an award reserved for restaurants that “offer an interesting and diverse selection of 100 or more wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant cuisine”. Log Haven’s General Manager/Wine Director Ian Campbell reported, “It’s a great honor to be recognized for our decade of dedication to presenting a well-rounded selection of wines that complement our cuisine. We’re excited to continue this legacy into the future by offering even more outstanding wines”.
Log Haven is not about to rest on its laurels, or in this case, its grape leaves. Campbell is constantly seeking new ways to enhance the restaurant’s acclaimed wine program, most recently when Log Haven hosted three of Oregon’s pioneering wineries this past July at the “Wild About Willamette” food and wine event. This sold-out tasting party was met with rave reviews, so local oenophiles should stay tuned for future features, collaborations and events Log Haven features specialty wine and cocktails each month to further broaden their expansive offerings of Old and New World wines. This month’s featured wine is Copain Winery’s 2011 Tous Ensemble Chardonnay, a medium bodied unoaked New World chardonnay with citrus aromas and flavors of pear and lemon that Campbell has chosen to complement Chef Dave Jones’ Lemon Poppy Seed Risotto and Panko Dusted Dungeness Crab Cakes.
6451 E Millcreek Canyon Rd Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Another recent aware winner is Heber Valley Artisan receiving three awards from the American Cheese Society’s annual competition in Madison, Wisconsin. The indepedanly owned and operated creasmery scooped:
Wasatch Back Jack
Category: Monterey Jack with flavor added — all milks
Category: Cheddar — aged up to 12 months — made from cow’s milk
Queso Fresco Verde
Category: Hispanic-style with flavor added — all milks
The American Cheese Society’s annual competition seeks out the highest quality in milk and cheese products in North America. This year’s competition was the largest yet, with almost 1,800 products submitted.
“With an onsite dairy, we are able to control and monitor the milk process, from the feed and care of the cows and quick delivery of the milk to the quality control and craftsmanship that make some of the best cheese in the country,” says Grant Kohler, owner of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. “We are proud of providing high-quality cheese to a discriminating audience.”
Heber Valley Artisan Cheese
920 North River Road, Midway, Utah
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