Menu watch – February 2017 February 13, 2017 by Stuart Melling Sushi sliders at Blind DogBlind Dog Restaurant And Sushi – Up in Park City, the Blind Dog’s 5-6 p.m. happy hour menu is back – items are 50% off. The menu is offered in the bar area of the restaurant where $5 wines are also available all night long too.1251 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060 (435) 655-0800 www.blinddogpc.comBTG Wine BarBTG Wine Bar – Fancy trying a glass of something new? Sommelier Louis Koppel wrote to us with what’s exciting this month at SLC’s best wine bar. “Our feature board is always buzzing with a few interesting whites and reds. We’re currently pouring a cru Beaujolais, tThe Bulliat, Morgon 2014. It costs $6 for a 2 ounce pour or $12 for 5 ounces. We’re also pouring the Via Toaci Friuliano, 2012, Mendocino, CA. 2 ounces is and $5 and 5 ounces $10 – this is another special order wine with only 40 cases made. A 2011 Mount Veeder, Cabernet is $8 for 2 ounces and $16 for 5 ounces. Plus we’ve also some more treasures we’re waiting to reveal, like a Musar vertical tasting and West Cork 10 year Irish Scotch and Macallan 18 hitting the menu too.”63 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 359-2814 www.btgplc.comKimi’s interior and loungeKimi’s Chop & Oyster House – Saturday and Sunday brunch is now on the menu for this Sugar House restaurant, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy $5 mimosa’s, $7 Jalapeño bacon & spicy shrimp bloody Mary’s and also pick from the following menu:* Fresh oysters on the half shell, half dozen $17 full dozen $32 * Pacific white shrimp cocktail, avocado cocktail sauce, lemon, fresh herbs, $17.50 * Blue crab meat salad wraps, crab meat, citrus aioli, dill, avocado, baby romaine $18.50 * Ceviche du jour, $18.50 * Warm artichoke and crabmeat dip, dill chips, $16.50 * Toast smögen, fresh shrimp, dill horseradish créme, fresh lemon, caviar, crostini, $17.50 * Kimistyle crab cakes,avocado cocktail sauce, dijon aioli, $15.50 * Coconut shrimp cakes, mango coulis, lingonberry chutney $15.50 * Steamed clams, white wine, sweet onion, garlic, herb butter, grilled ciabatta. $16.50 * Steamed mussels and sausage, white wine, herb butter, garlic, sweet onion, tomatoes, apple pork sausage, $17.50 * Chef Matt’s wedge salad,baby romaine, grape tomatoes, gorgonzola, jalapeño bacon, bleu cheese dressing $13.50, w/ grilled chicken $17.50, w/ sautéed salmon $19.50 * Golden beet salad,arugula, pickled onions, golden beets, roasted pepitas, feta, red apples, fresh lemon, exvo, orange champagne gastrique, $13.50, w/ grilled chicken $17.50, w/ sautéed salmon $19.50 * Caesar salad, baby romaine, raddichio, shaved parmesan, toasted croutons, dijon peppercorn dressing, $13.50, w/ grilled chicken $17.50, w/ sautéed salmon $19.50 * Chanterelle mushroom soup, dried cranberry, hickory smoked bacon, $10 * Creamy clam chowder,sea clams, potato, leeks, chives, dill, creamy clam broth, smoked bacon, $11 * Breakfast croissant, toasted large croissant, lingonberry preserves, honey butter, $9 * Banana pancakes, buttermilk banana cinnamon pancakes, warm pecan coconut caramel sauce , $13.50 * Apple crumble croissant french toast, cinnamon egg dipped croissant, sautéed apples, oatmeal brown sugar crumble, $14 * Croque madam, smoked cured ham, jarlsberg, arugula, soft-poached egg, hollandaise, thick sour dough, open-faced, $15 * Kimi’s jalapeño bacon toast, jalapeño bacon, soft-poached egg, avocado, butter-fried sour dough, hollandaise, $15 * Pacific salmon toast, sautéed salmon, soft-poached egg, arugula, butter-fried sour dough, hollandaise, micro greens, $18.50 * Swedish pytt-i-panna, beef tenderloin chunks, salt-cured ham, sweet onion, diced yellow potato, soft-poached egg, pickled beets, $17 * vege omelette, sautéed mushrooms, roasted tomatoes, arugula, roasted baby peppers, white cheddar, $15 * Chop house omelette, smoke-cured ham, apple sausage, sautéed mushrooms, arugula, jarlsberg, $15 * Root vegetable hash, roasted carrots, parsnips, onions, mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, soft-poached egg, $15 * J.B.L.T, house jalapeño bacon, vine tomatoes, baby romaine, smoked pasilla aioli on toasted ciabatta bread, $13 * Grilled cheese, burrata, jarlsberg, white cheddar, buttered sour dough, $11 * Sloppy Kimi, minced beef tenderloin stewed in our house crafted sloppy sauce, white cheddar, creamy slaw on a warm ciabatta bun, $13.502155 S Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84106 (801) 946-2079 www.kimishouse.comMeditrina: shrimp with cheddar gritsMeditrina – Buy one get one free lunches are back weekdays, excluding Fridays; while the popular happy hour continues 3-6 p.m. where three snacks cost just $10. Also this month, a great looking wine dinner with Judd’s Hill.February flight and bite plates at StanzaStanza – Flight & Bite continues in Stanza’s snazzy lounge, every Wednesday throughout February. Wine educator and sommelier Jimmy Santangelo hand selects wines and educates diners about the nuances of each. “While we bring in most of these selections by special order and they’ll be sold in flights in the restaurant during the entire month,” says Santangelo. “Wednesdays are your chance for education and paired bites from the kitchen. Plus, the camaraderie in the lounge has such great energy, you just gotta come check it out.”This February, three separate flights are available. Each includes two 2-1/2 oz. splashes of wine and two “bites” of Stanza’s Italian bistro cuisine that have been carefully paired with the flavor profile of each wine selection. Space is limited and reservations are highly recommended. These selections are served during regular dinner hours each Wednesday. Dessert options are also included. February 2017 Flight & Bite Options:#1 Flight & Bite – wine $11.75, food bite $6 * Borgo Molino Millesimato Brut Prosecco Valdobbiadene, IT 2015 * Palmina Arneis, Santa Ynez Valley 2015 * Compressed pear, frisée, tarragon goat cheese, hazelnuts * Scallop crudo, lemon zest, nori vinaigrette#2 Flight & Bite – wine $11, food bite $8 * Inama Soave Classico, Veneto, IT 2015 * Attems ‘Romato’ Pinot Grigio, Friuli IGT, IT 2015 * House smoked gorgonzola with golden raisin mostarda * Grilled shrimp spiedino, pesto verde#3 Flight & Bite – wine $13, food bite $14 * Badia Coltibuono Chianti Classico 2012 * Fatalone Riserva Primitivo, Puglia 2009 * Housemade conchiglie ‘shell’ pasta bolognese * Steak braciole, smoked pomodoroDessert Options: * Cannoli alla ricotta, $8 * Pair with either Cocchi Americano $7, or Meleto Vin Santo $12454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 746-4441 www.stanzaslc.comVeneto – Finally, another popular Italian menu continues to evolve. Reflecting the changing seasons, here’s this months menu at Veneto:February Veneto menu370 E 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 359-0708 www.venetoslc.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. 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