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Events: Ransom, Slow Food, Oktoberfest

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Ransom Wine And Spirits

There are still seats available for the Finca Ransom Wine And Spirits Dinner we already wrote about last week. If you can’t make the event this Monday 18th, Tad Seestadt of Ransom will be making two other appearances the following day.

First, stop by The Farm Restaurant at Canyons Resort – home to some of Utah’s finest cocktails under the expert guidance of Stefan Brutsch. On August 19th 4-6PM The Farm are hosting Ransom Wines and Spirits for ‘Drinks and Bits’ featuring $6 feature craft cocktails.

In the evening, down in SLC (still August 19th) join Tad Seestadt for an evening at Pallet. Starting at 6.30PM this Utah icon of cocktail culture will be offering a special pairing menu along with three original Ransom Cocktails; the Maid Marion, the Italian Shoestring and in an homage to the Master, “the 76 Dodge”.

Slow Food

On Sunday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m. Meditrina Small Plates and Wine Bar will host a special Sunday supper on their patio exclusively for Slow Food Utah. The delicious menu features fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. Optional wine pairings will be offered; Meditrina will also donate 20% of the proceeds to Slow Food Utah.

The menu for the evening is as follows:

* Amuse bouche
* Heirloom tomato, Shepherd’s chevre, lavender vinaigrette, basil oil
* Sorghum-glazed Ballard Farms pork tenderloin, Utah corn, roasted turnips, cider-braised kale
* Millcreek Chocolate vino torte, apricot chili preserves

Also keep September 21st clear in your diary. This is the planned date for the 10th installment of the yearly ‘Feast Of The Five Senses Dinner’ – a great celebration of Utah’s best and boldest – not to mention a great fundraiser for Slow Food Utah too. Once the location, menu and finer details are formally announced, we will let you know. We will also have a run down of last years meal too, so you know what to expect.


Finally, after all the kerfuffle about will they or won’t they (with the beer) for this years Oktoberfest – the event has now kicked off. And yes, there will be beer. Is it even conceivable they wouldn’t?

The decades old event runs Aug. 16 – Oct. 12, every Saturday – Sunday, 12PM – 6PM. The event attracts over 60,000 visitors, and admission to the Oktoberfest festival is as ever free. Just be sure to have a wallet full of cash for that glorious beer.

You can find the full program for the event here in printable format.

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