Manoli’s – Tomorrow night at 7.30 p.m. Manoli’s is teaming up with sommelier and owner of Bottleneck Wine And Spirits – Scott Cunningham. Price is $100 for a six course menu prepared with local ingredients – paired with boutique small batch wines ranging from Europe to California.
Dishes include tuna sashimi, smoked salmon, duck breast and more. A full menu can be found over on the full event listing.
402 Harvey Milk Blvd #2, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Bambara – Join Vine Lore and Bambara for an evening in Burgundy next week (September 7th) as Chef Nathan Powers’ presents his critically acclaimed cuisine paired with four world class wines.
Certified sommelier Jenna Chevigny will be in attendance to guide guests through the wines poured. And what wines too. Maison Albert Bichot is a 6th Generation family owned Burgundy house. Bichot owns 6 domaines (including 5 monopoles) throughout the most prestigious parts of Burgundy including Domaines in Chablis, Cotes de Nuits, Pommard, and Mercurey with specialized wine making teams at each Domaine led by Alain Serveau.
A reception kicks off at 6.30 p.m. with dinner starting proper at 7 p.m. More details can be found on the event listing here. A full menu will follow later here and on the event page itself. Check back later.
202 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Salt Lake Greek Festival 2016 – Back for its 41st year, comes one of SLC’s most anticipated Summer festivals. As ever the event includes music, dancing and a celebration of Greek cuisine that features more than thirty different traditional dishes.
You’ll find common staples like gyro and souvlaki but also lesser known dishes like stifado, kourambiedes and melomakarona. You can find every last one listed on the event page here.
The Greek festival runs September 9-11 and costs just three bucks to get through the doors.
279 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Alamexo – Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with chef Matt Lake and his team on September 16th. In fact, its also, National Guacamole Day so the crew are offering several extra special guacamoles, entrée specials and a specialty cocktail pairing with Mezcal and the fresh herb hoja santa.
The specials will be offered for dinner, one day only. Lake says, “Guacamole has been part of traditional Mexican cuisine since the time of the Aztecs. My personal favorite is the one with a full pound of succulent lobster meat folded in!” The guacamole specials are as follows:
Guacamole en molcajete, served with chips & salsa ($10.95)
Guacamole en fruits, Hass avocado and serrano chilies, mango, grapes & local stone fruits ($10.95)
Guacamole y chicharron con verde, Hass avocado mashed with salsa verde cruda & topped with crispy house cured pork chicharrones ($11.95)
Guacamole y langosta, classic Alamexo guacamole recipe with the addition of a one pound lobster ($22.95)
General Manger Susan Bouldin has also concocted a cocktail titled “Up in Smoke” for the occasion. This $10 cocktail pairs Wahaka Mezcal, lime, and hoja santa simple syrup with a chile molido rim. “Hoja santa is a dinner-plate sized herb often called the ‘root beer plant.’ With its pleasant herbal and flinty undertones of pepper and anise, it’s easy to like and it makes a fantastic pairing with Mezcal,” says Bouldin.
268 State St #110, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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