Events: Savor The Summit, Avenues Proper, Stanza

Savor The Summit 2016
Savor The Summit 2016

Savor The Summit – As mentioned last week, tickets are now on sale for this years Savor The Summit; one of my own favorite events of the year.

If you’re considering attending the 2017 bash, we’d recommend you act fast, tickets sell out for the most popular restaurants quickly. And if you’re still on the fence, here are some shots from Cuisine Unlimited’s table in 2016, who kindly hosted Gastronomic SLC for the night.

The 2016 inspiration was all things Cuban, see the 2017 menu after the snaps:

Savor The Summit 2016 - Cuisine Unlimited table setting
Savor The Summit 2016 – Cuisine Unlimited table setting
Savor The Summit 2016 - Cuisine Unlimited sign
Savor The Summit 2016 – Cuisine Unlimited sign
Savor The Summit 2016 - Cuisine Unlimited classic car
Savor The Summit 2016 – Cuisine Unlimited classic car
Savor The Summit 2016 - Cuisine Unlimited muddling fresh mojitos
Savor The Summit 2016 – Cuisine Unlimited muddling fresh mojitos
Savor The Summit 2016 - Cuisine Unlimited live music
Savor The Summit 2016 – Cuisine Unlimited live music
Savor The Summit 2016 - Cuisine Unlimited menu
Savor The Summit 2016 – Cuisine Unlimited menu
Savor The Summit 2016 - Cuisine Unlimited drinks
Savor The Summit 2016 – Cuisine Unlimited drinks
Savor The Summit 2016 - black beans amuse
Savor The Summit 2016 – black beans amuse
Savor The Summit 2016 - pork belly
Savor The Summit 2016 – pork belly
Savor The Summit 2016 - lobster ceviche
Savor The Summit 2016 – lobster ceviche
Savor The Summit 2016 - avocado and pineapple salad
Savor The Summit 2016 – avocado and pineapple salad
Savor The Summit 2016 - grilled pork tenderloin
Savor The Summit 2016 – grilled pork tenderloin
Savor The Summit 2016 - grilled pork tenderloin with mojo sauce
Savor The Summit 2016 – grilled pork tenderloin
Savor The Summit 2016 - black bean and corn sope
Savor The Summit 2016 – black bean and corn sope
Savor The Summit 2016 - rum ice cream with chocolate cigar
Savor The Summit 2016 – rum ice cream with chocolate cigar
Savor The Summit 2016 - sun setting
Savor The Summit 2016 – sun setting

Restaurant’s participating in this years Savor event are as follows:

Bandits’ Grill & Bar – 2017 menu
Bangkok Thai on Main
Bistro 412
Bodega on Main
The Bridge Café & Grill
Buona Vita
Butcher’s Chop House & Bar
Café Terigo
Chimayo
Cuisine Unlimited – 2017 menu
Firewood on Main
Flanagan’s on Main Irish Pub & Restaurant
Fletcher’s Park City
Flying Sumo
Handle
High West Distillery
J&G Grill
Provisions
Purple Sage – 2017 menu
Reef’s Restaurant
Riverhorse on Main
Shabu
The Bridge Café
The Eating Establishment
tupelo Park City
Wasatch Brew Pub – 2017 menu

avenues proper
Avenues Proper

Avenues Proper – Two great events this month for fans of this fabulous Aves restaurant. First up an April cellar pairing dinner on Wednesday, April 26th @ 6 p.m. Cost is $55 and includes food and beer and is limited to just 22 seats.

Unlike past cellar events that focus on aged brews, the April event looks to hop forward beers. Events coordinator Eleanor Lewis commented to us, “As you may notice, this lineup isn’t as much focused on older vintages as it is on the hoppy stuff – and generally speaking, the hoppy stuff is what you want to drink fresh! This is because hops contain volatile oils that break down over time, leaving your once-piney-citrusy juice bomb tasting more like a soggy cardboard box after too long on the shelf.

Also of note is the fact that the often bracing bitterness of hop-forward beers can be somewhat challenging to match with food pairings. But with a little ingenuity, trial-and-error, and a lot of tastings (it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it), Jeff and Vance are putting together some really creative menu items that I am certain will change the way you think about pairing India Pale Ales with food.

Being poured at the event are:

* Uinta Pit Stop Kettle-Soured Apricot IPA (2016)
* Talisman Hazards Triple IPA (2017)
* Uinta Hopscursion Brett IPA (2016)
* Proper Brewing Co Ostara Tripel IPA with Citrus (2017)

A few days later on Sunday, April 30th the restaurant also turns four years old, and is celebrating in style. Starting at 6 p.m. for a cocktail/social hour and with dinner following at 7 p.m. cost is $75 for dinner and $20 for beer pairings. To celebrate, lineup includes some of the teams favorite beers brewed on their original five-barrel system directly at the restaurant – including this year’s release of the cult favorite Avenues Annual kettle-soured saison.

The menu for the shindig is as follows:

Course 1
* Confit melon soup, pickled grapes, candied almonds
* Freaky Deaky Dutch

Course 2
* Steamed sable fish, tomato consomme, burnt lemon, pea tendrils
* Avenues Annual

Course 3
* Rabbit 3 ways, sausage/mango chutney, rack/yuzu rabbit jus, confit/crostini, foie butter
* Ostara

Intermezzo
Gose with Jello shots (yes jello shots, its a party!)

Course 4
* Lavender crusted lamb chop, farro, tarragon yogurt
* Gruit

Course 5
* Tiramisu
* Chai Hulud Saison

376 8th Ave C, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(385) 227-8628
www.avenuesproper.com>

Lots of space at the beautiful Stanza this holiday
Stanza interior

Stanza – The downtown Italian restaurant welcomes Francis Fecteau of Libation for a wine dinner featuring the wines of Vietti from Castiglione Falletto in Italy. The four-course pairing dinner will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 6 p.m. and costs $70 per person. Dinner will be served family style and seating is limited. Menu as follows:

* Roero Arneis upon arrival

Course One
* Caesar salad – romaine hearts, mustard vinaigrette, Parmesan, olive oil crouton
* Barbera D’Alba

Course Two
* Antipasto – Dok Dall’ava prosciutto, Occelli Testun al Barolo, balsamic roasted grapes, house made herb cracker
* Barolo Castiglione

Course Three
* Bucatini all’Amatriciana – guanciale, pecorino, tomato
* Nebbiolo Perbacco

Course Four
* Ricotta cheesecake – seasonal fruit
* Moscato d’Asti.

“Vietti wines are the perfect pairing with our contemporary Italian offerings,” says Hillary Merrill, Operations Manager. “We plan to offer another four this year in an ongoing series pairing great Italian wines in our stunning, dramatic setting.”

454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 746-4441
www.stanzaslc.com

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