Faustina * – The chic downtown SLC eatery will reprise their ever popular fall beer dinner with Epic Brewing on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:00 p.m. Epic’s brewmaster Kevin Crompton will be on hand to educate diners about Epic Brewing fundamentals and the distinctions of each selection – along with tasting notes for beers complementing Chef de Cuisine Joe Kemp’s special beer-centric menu creations. “I decided to include beer in each of the menu items for the evening,” said Joe Kemp, chef de cuisine. “We had so much fun tasting and then concocting my offerings for the evening!”
The cost for the dinner is $40 for the four-course menu and $20 for the beer pairings. Faustina’s four-course dinner menu includes:
* Beggars Purse of Smoked Chicken, Brie, Roasted Walnuts, Caramelized Apples and Fruit Compote
* Paired with Brainless on Raspberries
* Beer Three Cheese Soup with Local White Cheddar, Provolone, Queso Fresco and Chive Oil
* Paired with Intermountain Wheat Beer
* Braised Short Rib with Butternut Squash Risotto, Crispy Leeks, Wild Mushrooms, Maple Ginger Aus Jus
* Paired with Fest Devious Marzen
* Chocolate Brownie Bar with Peanut Butter Mousse, Sea Salt Brittle, Bourbon Caramel, Banana Crème Anglaise
* Paired with Double Skull Dopplebock
454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Park City Dine About – The second annual Park City Area Restaurant Association “Dine About” kicks off in fine fashion this week. The 12-day extravaganza runs from Wednesday, Oct. 1, to Sunday, Oct. 12 and features affordable two-course lunches and three-course dinners.
The bargain pricing offers lunch for just $5 or $10 per person and $15 or $30 per person for dinner. Also, why not make a night of it and stay over in Park City (or maybe a staycation) by taking advantage of the “Extend Your Stay: Dine and Play” lodging offer. Select properties are offering 10-30 percent discounts during Dine About. Visit www.ParkCityLodging.com/dinedeal for details. The 30 restaurants are taking part in this year’s Dine About include:
501 on Main
Bangkok Thai on Main
Deer Valley Grocery ~ Café
Grub Steak Restaurant
Lespri Prime Steak Sushi Bar
Powder at Waldorf Astoria
Red Rock Junction
Riverhorse on Main
Rock & Reilly’s
Silver Star Café
Squatters Roadhouse Grill
Wasatch Brew Pub
Gluten Free Expo – Finally, on October 11th the largest gluten-free consumer event to take place in the country will hit the South Towne Expo Center. Now in its 5th year, the event features everything from local restaurants & bakeries to national businesses with GF-centered products; there will also be a kids corner with bouncy houses and face painting, a “man lounge” with live football streaming, cooking demos, medical lectures, over 200 prizes in giveaways, coupons and more.
Tickets are priced at $8.00 (kids 8 and under are free) and the event runs 9am – 5pm. More details and tickets can be found at www.glutenfreeexpo.com.
* Gastronomic SLC is a proud local partner of Faustina.
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