Feast Of The Five Senses – A few last tickets still remain for this fun food and wine event at the weekend. If you’re keen to toast the change of the seasons and support a great cause at the same time, this is the perfect event. Buy tickets here now before they sell out.
If you’ve never been, the event is certainly one of the best on the yearly dining calendar. The evening starts with a social hour (or more if you get there prompt and early) of sipping and snacking. Cocktails this year are poured by Manoli’s and High West Distillery with impeccable wines by Francis Fecteau of Libation. Red Rock provide beer too. While you sip and mingle, you can take part in a silent auction replete with some great foodie items, while also snacking on passed appetizers too.
From there it’s into the main dining room and a multi-course tasting menu from some of SLC’s best chefs. Every course is also expertly paired too. This years chef lineup includes:
Jen Gilroy of Meditrina and Porch
Raul Mendez of Frida Bistro
Wayne Mankinen of Bon Appetit
Lavanya Mahate of Saffron Valley
Harmons Specialty Cheese
Kris Tart of Wasatch Creamery
Philip Grubisa of Beltex Meats
Park City Culinary Institute Salt Lake City Campus
Tom Grant of Blended Table
Jung Kim and Jungmin Kim of Ahtti Korean Munchies
Spice Kitchen Incubator
The whole shebang benefits Slow Food Utah micro-grant program, helping to build a strong and vibrant local food community. Tickets cost $125 per person. Booze pairings are available for an additional $35. The event kicks off at 5.30 p.m. sharp this Sunday, October 15th at Westminster College’s Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. Buy tickets online directly from SFU at:
Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
1840 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
Stanza – –Stanza Italian Bistro’s new chef Jonathan LeBlanc is teaming up with Fisher Brewing for a unique paired dinner on October 26th. Brewmasters from Fisher will be on hand to discuss the nuances of each beer selection paired carefully with LeBlanc’s five-course menu. The fun gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is$85 ($65 for LeBlanc’s menu and $20 for beer pairings). RSVPs are required and can be made by calling (801) 746-4441 or visiting here http://www.stanzaslc.com/reservations.
More info on the new cuisine and chef to follow, but take it from me, Stanza is really on top of it’s game right now. Menu as follows:
* Roasted Utah squash bisque, duck confit, crispy wonton, foie gras and crème fraîche
* Arctic char mignon, diver scallop mousse, crab gateau, mustard beurre blanc
* Blood orange sorbet
* Elk tenderloin, raspberry port reduction, wild mushrooms ragout, roasted garlic wilted greens, rosemary polenta
* Caramelized apple croissant bread pudding, McMullin Farms apples, bourbon crème anglaise
454 E 300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Oasis Cafe – Celebrating the bounty of the harvest and the change in the weather, Oasis Cafe’s chef de cuisine Efren Benitez will offer a three-course nightly dinner menu for just $30 throughout October. Changing weekly to take opportunity of the freshest produce, the nightly dinner special includes his top picks from local farms; succulent squash, crispy carrots, vine ripe eggplant, garden tomatoes, juicy peaches, Swiss chard, basil and sage, artichokes, bell peppers and green beans GM Will Keesen writes:
We are taking full advantage of this year’s seasonal bounty. Our unseasonably warm weather has extended our patio season, so our guests can come dine under the stars one last time before winter sets in.
Each weekly three-course $30 menu starts with a choice of soup or salad:
Seafood paella with peas, eggplant and a hickory tomato sauce with peach crumble ala mode
baby scallops with pappardelle pasta, carrots, Swiss chard, creamy basil sauce peach cobbler ala mode
pan roasted mahi, roasted acorn squash with an artichoke heart and green bean salad, bell pepper puree, balsamic reduction and fruit tart
151 S 500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Water Witch – Third generation distiller and the “mad scientist” behind Pasote Tequila, Felipe Camarena, is coming to Salt Lake. Join Felipe & Chuck Kane from 3 Badge Mixology, for cocktails and conversation at Water Witch Bar next Tuesday, October 17th (5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
163 W 900 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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