Avenues Bistro On 3rd – The next date to mark in your diary should be this coming Monday – August 24th. One of the city’s most celebrated neighborhood eateries will be hosting a wine dinner packed with both local producers and seasonal produce. Francis Fecteau of Libation Inc. will be on hand pouring and talking wine, which is as good as any guarantee that what’s in the glass will be as good as what’s on the plate. Menu is as follows:
* Garrotxa Catalonian goat mill cheese, house made bread
* Matthiason rose
* House made mozzarella, Avenues Bistro basil and tomatoes, Creminelli pancetta, Olea EVOO, Antica Italia balsamic
* Cleto chiarli lambrusco di grasparossa
* Ballard Farm pork medallion, fennel whipped potatoes, braised shallot red wine and beet gastrique
* W.H. Smith pinot noir 2012
* Back alley apple tarte tatin, Solstice chocolate
* Vietti moscato
Cost is $50 for food and $25 for the optional wine pairings.
564 3rd Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Copper Moose Farms – Five chefs, five wines, five hours, and um, yes that was a tenuous lead in and I have no more. On Saturday, August 29th head to Park City’s Copper Moose Farms for a one of a kind meal under the stars.
The event begins with an opening summer cocktail by Just Organic Juices followed by appetizers from Copper Moose, Red Bicycle Breadworks, Beehive Cheese and Laziz Middle Eastern Spreads. From there guests are invited to wander the farm while enjoying Copper Moose’s self-guided tour before heading under the tent, where the chefs and wine experts will present their harvest-inspired creations.
Copper Moose is committed to reconnecting people with food that can be grown in the Park City area. The farm harvests seasonal produce, herbs and flowers using crop rotation, cover crops, compost, organic soil amendments, biodynamic methods and, in winter, a 2,400-square-foot passive solar greenhouse.
“This is a true celebration of everything local here in Park City,” said farm manager, Daisy Fair. “Park City is home to some of the best chefs and best food in the world — it’s high time we showcased the ingredients we can grow locally, responsibly and sustainably here, too.”
The three-acre farm will host the dinner from 6 to 11 p.m. with tickets priced $180.
Copper Moose Farm Inc.
Old Ranch Road, Park City, Utah 84098
International Wine & Food Society – Finally, one to keep an eye on, The Salt Lake City Branch of the International Wine & Food Society recently announced that their next event would be held with SLC POP on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
The slightly wordy ‘IWFS of SLC Fall Wine Dinner’ kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with a cost of $110.00 per person. “This dinner will be prepared by Chef Katie Weinner, owner of SLC POP and Season 12 finalist on Food Network’s Top Chef,” said branch president Mindy Mason Gautreau, who will be working with Chef Katie to pair the perfect wines. More details as we receive them.
Red Moose Coffee Company
1693 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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