Events: SL Mag cocktail contest, FoFS 2016, Winos For Rhinos, Riedel April 18, 2017October 4, 2016 by Stuart Melling Pallet: 237 Beetknik cocktail from 2015 contestSalt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest – The drinks have been downed and the votes are in, now it’s time to pick a winner. And, er, drink a bit more. This Sunday, join Salt Lake Magazine and a whos who of local mixology at Pierpoint Place as the month long Farm To Glass cocktail contest is sent off with a night long toast.The winner of the contest will be announced amidst a night of cocktails, music and snacks from Creminelli’s, Nicholas & Company and Cakes de Fleur. Last years event (pictures here) was a blast and well worth the entrance fee.This year should be no different, the $25 advance ticket fee is well worth it ($35 day of event). The party runs 6.30 – 9.00 p.m. (October 9th) and guests will have the opportunity to taste every creation. If you’re not imbibing, designated driver tickets are $15 per person too.Tickets can be purchased online here.163 Pierpont Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 598-4444feast of five senses 2015 dining roomFeast Of The Five Senses 2016 – The following Sunday (16th), it’s party time again. This time the celebration is all things local, as Slow Food Utah host their annual fundraiser at Westminster College. In addition to our full preview of Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 I’ve also seen a sneak peek at the menu and its starting to shape up.While I’ve been sworn to secrecy about the whole order of proceedings, I can just mention I’m especially looking forward to Jerry Liedtke’s (Tin Angel Cafe) entree: Mountain West Ruby hard cider braised Jones Creek short ribs, collard greens, sweet potato mashers with candied pecans, oyster mushroom chasseur gravy. Dayyumm.The full confirmed lists of chefs, restaurants and booze makers for the night is as follow:Adam Kreisel – Chaia Cucina Oscar Ortega – Muir Gourmet Carl Rubadue – Saucey Skillet Peter Korth – PJK’s Creamery Jerry Liedtke – Tin Angel Tom Grant – Blended Table Amber Billingsley – Amour Cafe Philip Grubisa – Beltex Meats Tyler Stokes – Provisions James Plant – Bon Appetit Stuart Stein – Culinary Arts Institute, UVU Lavanya Mahate – Biscotts Pastry and Chai Mariah Christensen – Harmons Specialty Cheese Wine by Francis Fecteau of Libation LLC Beer by Red Rock Brewing Craft Cocktail by Manoli’s and High West Distillery Coffee by Caffe IbisTickets cost $100 ($25 more for beer, wine and cocktail pairings) and can be bought online now.Jewett Center for the Performing Arts 1840 South 1300 East Salt Lake City, 84105 http://slowfoodutah.orgWinos For Wildlife – If you can’t wait till Sunday to flex your philanthropic muscles, the preceding evening (Saturday, October 15th) is this years Winos For Wildlife event, supporting Hogle Zoo.The concept is fairly simple: drink wine, save wildlife! The “Safari chic” conservation fundraiser is held at the historic Alta Club where guests will enjoy a unique wine tasting/tapas event held in conjunction with an art and photography auction. Explore five wines in a blind tasting representing vintners from around the globe as well as small bite food pairings prepared by executive chef Don Heidel – who will be crafting “bold flavors in the spirit of African safari cuisine”. Tickets are priced $75/person prior to October 15th, $85/person at the door. More info can be found over at www.hoglezoo.org/winosforwildlife100 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 322-1081 Riedel Wine Dinner – Finally, and looking ahead to November, an interesting event that caught my eye. Over at the Salt Lake Culinary Center on November 15th (6-8 p.m.) is a wine pairing event with a difference.Join Riedel (of superior glassware fame) ambassador Doug Reed for an evening with a twist. Reed will demonstrate the relationship between the shape of a wine glass and the drinker’s perception and enjoyment of different varietals. Attendees will experience first-hand the ways in which the appropriate stemware fully delivers the bouquet, taste, balance, and finish of a wine to the senses, and will leave the evening with their own four-glass Riedel tasting kit, valued at $120. A delicious and amazing dinner will be served too. The cost? $99.2233 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84115 (801) 464-0113 https://www.saltlakeculinarycenter.com/riedel-wine-tasting-and-dinner/Disclosure: we have been, and continue to be, invited media guests of SL Mag and Slow Food Utah.Stuart 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. 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