Events: WTF, Finca, Cafe Trio January 9, 2017 by Stuart Melling Mussels dish by Copper Onion at 2016 WTF event.WTF: Wine, Theatre, Food! – Following a door busting sell out in 2016, WTF is back for its second year. Mixing art, food and wine, WTF offers a night out with a selection of some of Salt Lake’s best eateries, craft spirits, and family-owned wineries. For this year’s event, food will be provided by Copper Kitchen, Frida Bistro, Laziz Kitchen, Pallet, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory / City Creek, The Dispensary, Trestle Tavern, Whiskey Street, Zest and a special table from Nicholas and Company. Some highlights from those include:Copper Onion * Bone marrow with a ramen broth shooterNicholas & Co. * Hand crafter cheese and Creminelli charcuterie tableWhiskey Street * Smoked duck toast with persimmons, spiced ricotta and hazelnuts * Egg n Chips with malt vinegar powder.Zest * Cashew-quinoa stuffed jalapeño poppers * Stuffed mushrooms * Brussels sproutsTrestle Tavern * Trestle pretzel with pilsner cheese sauce * Chicken paprikash salad served on rye toast.Frida Bistro * Pork garnacha, tamarind glaze, powdered pork rind, light saladExpect even more stellar selections on the night itself!Scenes from the 2016 WTF eventOn the beverage side of things, Vine Lore Wine and Spirits are curating the selection which means only quality will be on hand for sampling and sipping. Family-owned wineries being poured include Castello di Querceto, Charles Krug Winery, Garnet Vineyards, Haraszthy Family Cellars, Rotari, Stemmari Wines of Sicily, and Pino Cellars. Craft cocktails will be poured as follows too: Organic Beehive Vodka with Takashi, Kid Curry Rum with Zest, Bozal Mezcal with Whiskey Street, and Kirk & Sweeney Dominican Rum with Copper Common.Dance floor opens up at the 2016 WTF eventAnd of course, there’s the theater component of the event too – pop-up entertainment runs all night long at the event held at the Rose Wagner Theater; with a DJ backed dance floor running late into the evening as well.Tickets cost $75 and can be purchased online and include food, signature apothecary glass, drink tickets and entertainment by SB Dance. Net proceeds benefit SB Dance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.Doors open at 7.30 p.m. (Saturday, January 14th 2017) and the silent auction ends at 9.00 p.m. Dance floor opens at 9.45 p.m. with pop-up performances all night. 21 and over only – must show ID.Rose Wagner Theatre 138 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101Finca private dining roomFinca – The following evening, Sunday January 15th, sees the downtown restaurant’s first guest chef “pop up” dinner of the year. Beginning promptly at 6.30 p.m. guest chef Tom Call will Call is currently chef de cuisine at One Market in San Francisco. Chef Tom has created a 6-course custom menu for the evening, with optional wine pairings. Food priced $55, wine pairings $30. Dinner is limited to just 30 guests. More information can be found on our event listings page.878 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102 (801) 532-0777 www.pagoslc.comCafe Trio – A little later in the month, nnjoy wines of Napa Valley at this January 26th wine dinner at the Cottonwood restaurant. The event begins at 7 p.m. and food costs $40 with wine an extra $35. Full details can be found on our events listing6405 3000 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (801) 944-8746 www.cottonwood.triodining.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.