Events: Tomato Days, Wagner Wine Dinner April 18, 2017August 9, 2016 by Stuart Melling Even Stevens Sandwiches – PLTTomato Days – If you don’t like tomatoes – I honestly know folks who don’t – turn away now. From August 15th until September 15th, prepare for a fresh-tomato onslaught of nigh biblical proportions. First up, keep an eye on the Tomato Dine-Around. Participating restaurants will be using the best of the Summer crop to produce top notch tomato dishes. Each of the eight restaurants are stellar and include:3 Cups Avenues Bistro Eva Even Stevens Sandwiches Les Madeleines Meditrina Roots Cafe Tin Angel CafeIf you’re slightly suspicious of vegetables as I tend to be, rest assured, there will be plenty of creativity on offer. Pictured above for example, Even Steven’s Sandwiches PLT (Porchetta, Lettuce, Tomato) with crispy Creminelli Italian pork roast, arugula and heirloom tomato relish, served on ciabatta. Available now through September 15th. During the dine-around order any tomato-themed dish and 30% of the proceeds go to Wasatch Community Garden initiatives; who support 22 community gardens across the state plus run workshops and school youth programs too.If you’ve still not had you’re fill by mid September, check out the Tomato Sandwich Party (yes that’s really a thing) on Saturday September 10th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. At the completely free event, you can enjoy delicious heirloom tomato & pesto sandwiches. The event is Wasatch Community Garden’s way of saying thanks to the community that has provided support for over 27 years and just so happens to kick off Eat Local Week too.Grateful Tomato Garden 800 S 600 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 359-2658 Spencer’s. Alaskan king salmon, black currant compote, farmer’s market veg @ Elk Cove wine dinner in JulySpencer’s For Steaks And Chops – The next luxurious wine dinner at Spencer’s will be held August 26th from 6.30 p.m.The evening seeks to showcase the flexibility of the Wagner family of wines – think Caymus, Mer Soleil, Emmolo. With that in mind chef Michael Pleines’ menu for the night includes smoked chicken leg, wild boar and even kangaroo. A full menu can be found here. Despite the exotic, safari-like nature of the line up, expect Spencer’s private dining room (maximum of 24 guests) and ultra smooth service team to ensure a decadent evening. Wine reps should be on hand too, to talk in detail about the eclectic selection. Here are a few more shots from the previous dinner, where Spencer’s hosted the wonderful Elk Cove Vineyard:Spencer’s. Country style pork terrine, white peach chutney, frisee, toasted almonds @ Elk Cove wine dinnerSpencer’s. Duck confit, black cherry gastrique, marscapone, moullard spuma, duck chicharron, potato dauphinoise @ Elk Cove wine dinner.Spencers. Braised venison, smoked bacon, venison jus, vanilla polenta charred veg @ Elk cove wine dinnerHilton Salt Lake City Center 255 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 238-4748 www.spencersforsteaksandchops.comStuart MellingHi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC and The Utah Review; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake. I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of too many big words I don’t understand. What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate” “I thought he was older” “I don’t share his feelings” Signup to our free newsletter and never miss a single update. We will send you an email just once per week with every story from the last seven days. You can signup for free here. This article may contain content provided by one of our paid partners. These are some of the best businesses in Utah. The current businesses we work with include: BGR Bourbon House BTG Wine Bar Caffe Molise Cafe Niche Current Fish & Oyster Feldman's Deli Kyoto Log Haven Oasis Cafe SLC Eatery Stanza Italian Bistro Taqueria 27 Whiskey Street White Horse For a list of all our past relationships see our historical partnerships.