Bleu Bistro On June 6th (6pm-9pm) Lamplighter Square’s newest restaurant is featuring Kiler Grove Wines paired with a special four course meal. Cost is $25 for food and $25 for wine. Reservations can be made via (801)583 8331 with the menu as follows:
1615 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Silver Fork Lodge – On Wednesday, June 10th (6:30pm) enjoy a 5-course dinner paired with Wagner Family wines. In 1971 Charlie Wagner and his wife Lorna Belle Glos Wagner started on their journey to start a family vineyard. A year later Caymus Vineyards was born and the Wagners produced their first vintage, consisting of 240 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon. Since then, Caymus vineyards has remained 100% family owned and has focused their efforts in the production of quality Cabernet Sauvignon. Caymus is now a part of the “Wagner Family of Wines” which features other labels and outstanding varietals.
Francis Fecteau of Libations and a representative from Caymus will be on hand to talk about the wines and answer questions. Cost is $85 per person (or $30 without wine).
11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon, Brighton, Utah 84121
(801) 533 9977
SLC POP – If you saw chef Katie Weinner on the last season of Top Chef and wanted to check out her skills in person, you’re in luck this June. On June 6th and 20th Weinner’s ephemeral SLC POP will be pitching up up at Red Moose Coffee for dinner. The vibrant spring menu features rhubarb, fresh chickpeas, roses and lamb; with many ingredients harvested from local Frog Bench Farms.
The Red Moose dinners will each showcase a five-course seasonal menu complete with all the ‘bells and whistles’ of the SLC POP experience. Do note, certain dietary restrictions might not be accommodated, so do check with the folks in advance if you have queries. Tickets are priced $75 per person and are available online.
Red Moose Coffee
1693 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Park City Food & Wine Classic – Now returning for for its eleventh straight year from July 9 to 12, and featuring more than two dozen food and wine tastings, seminars, bike rides, hikes, fishing excursions and more — all led by world-renowned experts. At least five new seminars will join the roster of events for this year classic.
“This event blends the absolute best of Park City: outstanding food and drinks, and world-class outdoors,” said Jason Ornstein, owner of Team Player Productions, which organizes the Food & Wine Classic. “There are experiences for every sense — taste, smell, sight, touch. I can’t think of a better way to spend a long summer weekend. We’ve got all the makings of a truly memorable weekend. Whether you love active get-up-and-go vacations or complete and total relaxation — or even a bit of both — our seminars and their leaders will make sure you have the experience of a lifetime.”
Ticket prices range from $50 to $225, and can be purchased by visiting the classic’s website, www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com. Be sure to note that tickets to most events sell out quickly. Some of the new events this year include:
Better Off Red Luncheon
Friday, July 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fletchers on Main, $95
Attention all red wine lovers! Join Fletchers on Main executive chef Scott Boberek and master sommelier Ron Mumford as they share sensational small plates expertly paired with a red wines from around the world. You won’t want to miss this exceptional food and wine experience.
Moonshine In The Mountains
Friday, July 10, from 12 to 2:30 p.m.
Distillery at Blue Sky Ranch, $95
Food and wine pairings have been the rage for years, but why does wine get to have all the fun? Everything goes well with whiskey – especially if it’s from High West. Join proprietor and head distiller David Perkins for an afternoon at High West’s new distillery and refectory at Blue Sky Ranch. Sample single malts, bourbons, rye whiskeys and “bou-ryes,” each paired with a sensational small plate crafted by the culinary team at High West. Then after the luncheon, enjoy a VIP tour of High West’s new state of the art whiskey facility.
Friday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Victory Ranch, $175
Rising above the scenic Upper Provo River and Woodland Valley with views of the Jordanelle Reservoir and Uinta Mountains, Victory Ranch is one of Utah’s most celebrated private golf courses. Rated the No. 2 course in Utah by Golf Digest, the 400-foot elevation change will test your game while the dramatic scenery tests your focus. After your round, enjoy the 19th hole with a lunch and wine tasting with Jack Gregor of Francis Ford Coppola Winery on the patio of the clubhouse.
Pedal & Pour
Saturday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
St. Regis Deer Valley, $95
Jump on and clip-in for this unique event combining two of Park City’s top world-class activities: biking and dining. Led by mountain bike enthusiast and executive chef Chip McMullin, the ride will follow Park City and Deer Valley’s premier single-track terrain, with trails available for either expert- or intermediate-level riders. After the ride, enjoy a showcased lunch by Chef Chip at J&G Grill, complemented with wines from Michael David Winery and winemaker Scott Ferry.
Brunch Brunch Baby
Sunday, July 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Salt Lake Culinary Center, $95
The classic comes to a close with this interactive brunch experience. Whether you love to cook – or simply love to eat – brunch is the order of the day and cooking skills are no obstacle. The culinary center’s chef instructors will lead guests through a hands-on cooking experience preparing brioche French toast with fresh berries and mascarpone, baked eggs with spinach, prosciutto and parmigiano-reggiano, and sweet potato-pork belly hash. Special cocktails will be provided by Wine Academy of Utah owner and sommelier James Santangelo.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the People’s Health Clinic, a nonprofit that provides healthcare for uninsured individuals and families in Utah’s Summit and Wasatch counties. Last year, the classic raised more than $30,000 for the clinic. In all, Team Player Productions has raised more than $1.4 million for local charities.
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.
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