Events: Spencer’s, EDSLC November 15, 2018June 29, 2017 by Stuart Melling Private dining at Spencer’s in Salt Lake CitySpencer’s For Steak And Chops – I’ve always loved the Rat Pack era vibe at Spencer’s, but the next pairing dinner featuring Balvenie Scotch and cigars to finish, sounds like it will take things to the next level. Here’s the full menu courtesy of new executive chef Sebastian Lowrey:Balvenie scotch dinner menu at Spencer’sThe dinner will be held on Friday, July 7th at 6.30 p.m. GM Jeremy Gow told me, “I have been wanting to do a dinner on the Hilton Patio space for over a year and by working with Young’s Market over the past few months, we have been able to make this happen. I think this will be one of the best dinners we have done yet! We are partnering with Balvenie, some of my favorite Scotch. They opened their doors in 1892 and we are going to be tasting through almost all of their offerings. The price for this dinner is $80 for the food and $45 for the Scotch pairings. ( I will be selling the 21 year Scotch in Spencer’s for about $40 a glass so $45 is a great price to taste all of these!I have also been working with a local cigar shop and the owner has been to the Balvenie Distillery twice! He will be providing some options for a cigar pairing with some of the scotches. ”Hilton Salt Lake City Center 255 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 238-4748 spencersforsteaksandchops.comEat Drink SLC – Beltex Meats prepping devilled eggs in 2016Eat Drink Salt Lake City 2017 – Following on from our preview of Eat Drink SLC 2017 we now have some more details to share. How about the full menu for this years event? You got it, here goes:3 Cups * Gelato cookie sandwichesAmour Cafe * Manhattan stracciatella gelato * Sweet and salty cocktail mix cookieBambara * Pickled beet and duck confit saladThe Blended Table * Watermelon radish spring roll with peanut plum dipping sauce * Juniper cured beef tenderloin with horseradish creamCafe Trio * Charred octopus, white bean olive hummus & hearts of palmCopper Onion * Watermelon gazpachoCucina Deli * Tuna poke, guajillo chile, mango, avocado, sesame and wontonThe Dispensary * Veggie pie, spinach fataye * Meat pie, natchitochesEat Drink SLC – Tyler Stokes of Provisions in 2016Fire & Slice * Wood fire pizza topped with fresh arugula tossed in a white balsamic and honey vinaigrette * Margherita PizzaFireside On Regent * Cracked pepper and chèvre gougere with tarragon egg saladGarage Grill * Mini Club Sandwiches with house made farmer’s cheese * Wings with homemade Brickyard honey mustard sauceLake Effect * Pork albondigas in red sauce with crumbled feta cheese & pickled herb saladManoli’s * Balsamic braised beets, horseradish skordalia, champagne vinaigrettePallet * House made pita with herbed falafel & spicy green tahini SaucePark City Culinary Institute * Vino cotto profiteroles, goat cheese, cream cheese, red and yellow bell peppers, parsley, chivesProper Burger Co * Confit melon soup with silken tofu and candied almondEat Drink SLC – HSL and Briar Handly in 2016Provisions * Smoked organic chicken liver mousse, rhubarb compote, basil, pistachio, toastPJK’s Cremery * Small batch seasonal ice cream selectionRed Rock * IPA brined fingerling potato chips, caramelized onion mousse * Watermelon bruschetta, marinated, cucumbers, feta, fresh basilStanza * Arancini with peperonata sauce & bruschettaStoneground * Heirloom tomato salad with house cured, pancetta, bagna cauda and crispy quinoaTrestle Tavern * Pretzel bites with smoked sausage, pickled mustard seeds and horseradishUinta Brewing * Korean style BBQ pulled pork slider with pickled cabbage, cilantro and lime * Smoked BBQ chicken slider with pickled cabbage, pasta salad tossed in an orange vinaigretteWhite Horse Spirits & Kitchen * Beef tenderloin tartare with bone marrow mayo, slow cooked egg yolk and rye toastZest * Vegan Cheeses, cashew smoked gouda, Billy’s buzzed sunflower cheddar & coconut, jalapeno brieHome PageAs well as the food, I’ve had a sneak preview of the full drinks menu too – which has more than 100 offerings ranging through wine, beer and mixed drinks featuring plenty of local names too. Tickets for the three hour July 6th event are $90 and can be purchased online at: http://eatdrinkslc.com/buy-tickets/. Update: I am told there are less than 80 tickets left to the event now, they;ll go fast from here on out…Eat Drink SLC – HSL summer fruit in 2016Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest – EDSLC also serves as the opening event for this inaugural festival that runs July 7 to 13. Other events on the calendar include:July 7 and 8 Wine education seminars Themed wine seminars like Vive la France, A is for Argentina, and Premium Ports will be hosted by Cliff Dining Pub, Kimi’s Chop and Oyster House, Finca, East Liberty Tap House, Manoli’s, and Cucina. Saturday, July 8 Bubbles & lunch Location: Encore Bistro at Eccles Theater Three course lunch and sparkling wine will be served at this new, downtown bistro. Music by DJ Christopher Gawel. Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Saturday, July 8 Meet your maker Sponsored by Alpine Distilling, Beehive Distilling, Dented Brick Distillery, Mountain West Cider, Sugarhouse Distillery, and Waterpocket Distillery Get schooled in the art of producing spirits and mixology from Utah’s local, craft distilleries. Music by DJ Christopher Gawel Location: Park City Culinary Institute, Salt Lake City Campus Time: 3 to 6 p.m.Sunday, July 9 Wine education dinner and “meet the maker” led by Melinda Kearney of Lorenza Location: East Liberty Tap House Time: 5.30 to 8.30 p.m. Reservations not requiredMonday, July 10 Progressive food & spirits walk Walk, dine, and sip specialty cocktails by local distilleries Alpine, Beehive, and Dented Brick. Music by DJ Gawel Location: 15th & 15th neighborhood at Mazza, Trestle Tavern, and Caputo’s. Time: Three start times at 6:00, 6.30 and 7 p.m.Tuesday, July 11 Progressive food & wine walk Walk and enjoy food and drink pairings at three participating restaurants. Location: Stanza, Current, and Gourmandise Time: Three start times at 6, 6.30 and 7 p.m.Participating restaurants will feature special offerings and menus all week long as well. “Given the extent to which Salt Lake’s food and beverage scene has evolved and matured, SLARA believes this is the ideal time to launch an annual event that promotes and celebrates the fact that we have become a significant culinary capital of the Mountain West,” says Michele Corigliano, executive director of SLARA. “The Salt Lake Food & Wine Fest will feature a range of delectable events designed to showcase our area’s top talent while appealing to both culinary novices and connoisseurs.”More info at www.slfoodandwinefest.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. 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