Under Current – This Saturday, Amari will be the focus of the next educational event at Under Current in downtown SLC. From 4.00-5.30 p.m. (May 21) this Italian herbal liquor will be poured, sampled and savored. As with past events, Amy Eldredge and Jimmy Santangelo will lead the class which explores various styles and tasting notes.
Guests will begin with the “Toronto” cocktail, made with Fernet Branca, rye and simple syrup with an orange twist. Then they will explore nuances of Amari selections: Santa Maria, Averna, Zucca, Ramazotti, Cynar and Montenegro amari. To close out the event, the “Paper Plane” cocktail, made with lemon, Aperol, Amaro Nonino and bourbon, will be served.
“Amari were originally created as medicinal tonics, and have historically been used as such. Amari are all very different in flavor profiles, and often production,” said Eldredge. “Due to the cocktail resurgence this product has re-gained popularity, yet many people aren’t familiar with the various styles.”
Cost to attend is $55. RSVP by calling (801) 574-2556 or emailing Aeldredge7@gmail.com.
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Sugar House Pub Crawl – Also this Saturday (May 21) and nonetheless refreshing is the second annual pub crawl, returning to bars across Sugar House.
Running, or should I say crawling, from noon until 5 p.m. attendees are invited to celebrate American Craft Beer Week via 10 of Sugar House’s best watering holes. Participants can stop by any of the participating locations to grab a “passport” which then must be stamped by all 10 pubs to be entered into a prize drawing.
Completed passports are to be delivered to Monument Plaza by 5.00 p.m. to qualify for the drawing. Prizes include 2 tickets to the Idaho Brew Fest (including lodging), brewmaster dinners, gift cards and other great items. This years crawl will benefit the Sugar House Boys & Girls Club with a portion of the funds raised used to purchase much needed educational classroom supplies.
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (excluding the prize away which will take place at 5 p.m.) there will be live entertainment from local rock group, Quiet Oaks. Stops include:
The Tap Room
The Annex by Epic Brewing
Wasatch Brew Pub
The Bar in Sugarhouse
Trolley Wing Company
Gastronomic SLC is a proud local partner of Undercurrent.
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