Caputo’s Market And Deli
One of the first stops on my Christmas shopping list every year is Caputo’s. While I can’t eat pate and salami day in day out – I more than make up for it during the holidays with a splurge-o-rama at Caputo’s. Amongst the gourmet chocolate, cheeses, meats and other groceries I asked Yelena Caputo to give me the low down on what’s hot at Caputo’s this holiday season – here’s the scoop:
“* A new line of chocolate gift collections, that have already been a big hit online: I’m a big fan of the American Standouts Sampler. We also have the Madagascar, Venezuela, Ultimate Dark, and I’ll be sneaking an Ultimate Milk in there by the end of this week, too. All new collections have an option of a custom branded wooden crate, also made locally by Heritage Workshop. Moreover, there is free Shipping on all chocolate through Dec. 31 on www.caputosdeli.com
A new line of gift collections in general, also doing well online: The highlights are the Local Standouts Collection, Italian Standouts Collection and the Caputo’s Grand Collection.
As far as holiday foods, we just received the popular and beautiful Tres Marie panettone and pandoro; always a big hit! We just updated our Stocking Stuffers Station too”.
A new cooking and tasting class schedule, includes our Whiskey Series and Intro to Fine Chocolate, our most popular classes.Also excited about our Wine Series, in collaboration with Francis Fecteau, with classes like Wine 101, Winter Reds, etc. A Gift Certificate to our classes is very popular and makes for a perfect gift”.
314 W. 300 S. Salt Lake City, UT
Monday-Saturday: 9am-7pm | Sunday: 10am-5pm
Caputo’s 15th & 15th
1516 S. 1500 E. Salt Lake City, UT
Monday-Saturday: 8am-7pm | Sunday: 8am-5pm
Caputo’s U of U
215 S. Central Campus Drive Salt Lake City, UT
Monday-Thursday: 7am-3pm | Friday: 7am-2pm | Closed Saturday and Sunday
It’s not just Caputo’s that offers great educational experiences. If that special someone in your life is looking to master a particular cuisine or hone a specific skill, choices abound.
Salt Lake Culinary Center: Formerly the Viking Cooking School, SLCC offer a wide variety of hands-on culinary experiences for people of all skill levels. Get to grips with everything from basic knife skills ($59) through to mastering French classics like coq au vin from Provencale ($99).
Marguerite Henderson (pictured left): Restaurateur, caterer to presidents, best selling cook book author, named one of SLC’s ’30 Women Visionaries’ by Utah Business Magazine, and maybe just maybe, the expert who will guide you or your giftee through delicious classes such as:
* Pan Seared Guinness Marinated Flank Steaks and Onion Ring Sandwiches with Roasted Winter Vegetable Medley Israeli Couscous
* Greek Lamb Meatballs in Spicy Tomato Sauce over Saffron Rice
* Alsace Roasted Pork Tenderloins with Sautéed Cabbage, Onions and Spaetzle
Harmon’s Cooking School: More than just a grocer, Harmon’s latest stores (Harmons Bangerter Crossing, Harmons Station Park, Harmons City Creek and Harmons Emigration Market) offer a range of cooking classes at great prices. Here’s an upcoming example class:
Harmons City Creek on January 10th, 2014 for just $49
Imagine you’re ambling across Madrid’s Plaza Major. Suddenly you’re famished. No worries, amigos–the nearby tapas bars all serve Spain’s finest Mediterranean small bites. Can’t get to Madrid tonight? Good news – it’s Tapas Night at Harmons Cooking School. Optional Spanish wine pairing, non-alcoholic beverages available.
Who doesn’t love digging into a whole heap of amazing goodies? Gift baskets are particularly rife at this time of year – here are some of the best collections that piqued our interest:
Squatters: Give your beer lovin’ friends what they really want, wrapped and ready gift baskets are available at Squatters in Salt Lake and Park City and at the UBC. $100 baskets contain 12 assorted beers, 2 pub glasses, growler, keychain bottle opener and a $50 gift card. $50 basket contains 6 assorted beers, 2 pub glasses and a $20 gift card.
Liberty Heights: ‘The Locavore’ is for fans of all things local or to share your Utah pride, available in three sizes. Options to include Amour Spreads jams, Chapul energy bars, Slideridge or Clifford Family Farms wildflower honey, chocolates from Food of the Gods, Amano Chocolates, Millcreek Cacao Roasters, or Solstice Chocolates, Kate’s Real Food bars, snacks from All Good Provisions and Pop Art Snacks, Middle Eastern spreads from Laziz, cheeses from Rockhill Creamery, Beehive Cheese, or Gold Creek Farms, Charming Beard Coffee, Camp Robber Marshmallows, Creminelli Salame, Solstice Spices and house-baked crostini and treats. $49, $99, or $149.
Gather By SLC Foodie: Take home a taste of SLC with these curated boxes, each containing specialty products that make Utahans proud. Gift boxes range from $44.99-$119.99 and on the first day of the season (the solstices and equinoxes), recipients receive their boxes at unique parties celebrating Utah, producers, chefs and artists.
Les Madeleines: Salt Lake’s premier bakery and cafe has some eye popping creations – all built to your own custom specifications. Check out our latest Les Madeleines giveaway for more information and a chance to win a holiday cheer basket.
Whether as a gift or simply to grace your own table, Penny Ann’s Cafe will once more be offering their spectacular pies for take out this holiday season.
This year Penny Ann’s has two holiday specials: eggnog cream and peppermint cream. These are in addition to the regular options of apple crumble, banana cream, coconut cream, lemon raspberry, chocolate mousse, chocolate peanut butter, key lime, coconut cashew white chocolate chip, pumpkin and sweet potato pie.
All pies are $17.00 with the exception of the sweet potato which is $19.00. Orders will be accepted until December 23rd, with the last day to pick up on the 24th by 4pm. The restaurant is closed on the 25th.
Penny Ann’s Cafe
1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
And then there’s always…
…the ever ubiquitous Amazon that stocks everything from gadgets to gourmet food. While the robot delivery ‘copters are some years off yet – Amazon’s one and two day delivery options are rock solid reliable when time is of the essence. Here are some ideas:
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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.