If you’re dreading the holiday season and the inevitable know it alls who want to preach how to cook the perfect turkey – maybe its time to escape over the next few weeks at one of these looking wine and beer events.
Nov 24th: Finca’s 2nd annual craft beer dinner. Join Wasatch Beer, Red Rock, Epic and Uinta at Finca for their year craft beer dinner. One not to miss.
Dec 1st: Epic Beer Brunch. Hit up Sugarhouse’s latest restaurant, The Annex By Epic Brewery for this intriguing looking five course brunch paired with Epic beer.
Dec 4th: Small Plates Big Glass. Martine Cafe’s chef Tom Grant will be creating three small plates to pair with three glasses of wine from Argiolas estate.
I recently received the following update email from fellow blogger – SLC Foodie. Her latest project aims to showcase some of Utah’s finest homegrown products. If you’re scratching your head for a foodie gift idea this holiday season, you might want to check it out. Here’s the info:
“We’ve been holding on to this one for a while waiting for the right time to release it. It’s called Gather. And now is the time. (You could just bypass this explanation and go straight to the goods – Gather by SLC Foodie.)
We go out and gather the best food and such happening in Utah and we bring it under one roof and put it into one box just for you. Then, on the first day of the season (the solstices and equinoxes), we’ll be throwing parties (gatherings, if you will) to give you what we’ve gathered.
You could never on your own get the items in these boxes for the price you’d be paying us. That alone makes it worth the price. The value of the box is not just what’s in the box, but how you get the box.
These parties are more than just gatherings to pick up a box. These parties celebrate Utah and its producers and chefs and artists. All of it. In one gathering.”
With the onset of winter and the recent opening of Utah’s ski resorts, executive chef Nathan Powers of Bambara, has created a “Snowstorm” lunch special to benefit the Utah Avalanche Center. From Monday, Dec. 2 through Friday, Dec. 6, Bambara will donate one dollar to the center for each three-course ‘Powers’ Lunch’ special purchased.
“I love Utah for the unsurpassed mountain recreation here. I think it’s important that we give back and support the organizations that help us to safely enjoy our passion for winter sports,” said Chef Powers. “We’re vested in the safety of our guests, and The Utah Avalanche Center provides critical avalanche and mountain weather information to help people make life-and-death decisions in the backcountry.
Powers’ daily three-course lunch special, priced at $13, includes a choice of organic greens or cup of the daily soup selection, one of three entrée selections and one of chef Powers’ special house-made warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies. Entrée selections include: a house-ground 9 oz. burger with slowly grilled onions, horseradish crème fraîche and white cheddar cheese; a smoked turkey wrap with smoky bacon, dill havarti cheese, sundried cranberry jam, herbed potato chips; or the chef’s special of the day.
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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.