Hope you’re hungry. There are a plateful of fantastic foodie events on the upcoming calendar. Here are some of our picks for the best in the weeks ahead.
Summer Sommelier Series
Pago’s 2014 Summer Sommelier Series of focused wine dinners kicks off on April 24th featuring cuisine inspired by Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region.
The event features wine from Azienda Agricola Santa Giustina, one of the areas most idyllic estates. In addition to the effervescent Pago somm Evan Lewandowski, wine maker Gaia Bucciarelli will also be on hand to talk about her wines. These events held on Pago‘s patio are a real treat and not to missed.
The dinner costs $65 for the five course menu with wine pairings. Tax and tip is additional. See a full menu here.
Hells Backbone Grill Ice Cream Social
A few days later on April 27th, join Harmons City Creek as they taste some of the famous recipes from the Hells Backbone Grill Cook Book – With A Measure of Grace. While there, have your book signed by the authors and enjoy some of the best ice-cream in town. Tickets are $35 and space is limited – be sure to reserve.
Cooking Korean Food
After all that indulging, it’s probably time for something educational. Who are we kidding – it’s time for more indulging. Hit up The Salt Lake Culinary Center on April 26th and the amazing Vanessa Chang will be on hand to teach you the culinary tricks of the foodie worlds current crush: Korean cuisine.
The class is $84 and is part pf the U of U Lifelong Learning program. The three hour class covers essential dishes like bulgogi and kimchee while also addressing essential pantry items and techniques, not to mention the best resources locally for Korean cooking. To top it off, the class ends with a complete meal too – bargain.
Savory Salt Lake returns for its third year, raising funds to support local NPR station KUER 90.1. The event on May 9th (6.30pm to 10.30pm) features more than ten local restaurants, cooking off to delight the crowd and a panel of celebrity judges alike. Beverages for this years event are courtesy of Ogden’s Own Distillery.
New for 2014 is a secondary desserts competition, pitting the likes of Chocolot, Eva’s Bakery, Les Madeleines and more against each other in a deliciously sweet battle.
Two tickets to the event held at downtown’s chic Leonardo come complimentary with a $365 donation to KUER’s fundraising drive.
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate”, “I thought he was older”, “I don’t share his feelings”. Want to know more? This is why I am the way I am.
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3 thoughts on “Upcoming Foodie Events”
Stuart – thanks for posting about Savory Salt Lake. Just one thing…KUER 90.1 is the local NPR station, not PBS. Can you change?
Oops, momentary brain freeze, now updated Gayle.