Update: download the full menu for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018.
Go grab your wallets. Don’t pause, don’t hesitate, just get ready to signup for the biggest and best food event of the year – Taste Of The Wasatch. I believe at the time of writing there are just a couple hundred tickets left for reserved seating, which with a month to go – will definitely sell out. You’ve been warned.
This year’s event will be held on Sunday, August 5th and is back for its 19th year in 2018. If you’re a long time reader of the site you’ll know this is my favorite food event bar none. From the lush setting of Solitude Mountain Resort through to the wide array of food and drink, nothing comes close to matching Taste Of The Wasatch.
For the uninitiated the event is simple: a myriad of the states best chefs, bakers, restaurants, breweries, wineries and more gather up at the scenic resort and put on a smorgasbord tasting event like no other. Four hours of eating, drinking, relaxing and supporting a good cause; proceeds from the event support 3 Squares Inc, who work to fight hunger in Utah from the ground up with grass roots education.
Here are some shots of the food from the 20017 event. Note that this is just a selection from last years event…
Hopefully your starting to get a feel for the level of quality and luxury to expect. The event routinely sees restaurants putting their best foot forward. You won’t find a lackluster offering of chips and salsa.
Indeed, I suspect there’s always a small level of friendly rivalry behind the scenes. The event largely caps the foodie-festival calendar for the year and everyone is keen to see out the year in style. This isn’t one of those foodie events you’ll leave hungry or disappointed from. I guarantee it. There are no food tickets or passports – if you like something – just go back and have some more.
…and that’s just a random selection from 2017… Restaurants penciled in for the 2018 bash are as follows right now:
Aerie Restaurant at Snowbird
Blue Boar Inn
Chabaar Beyond Thai
Copper Onion / Copper Kitchen
Deer Valley Resort
Fire and Slice Mobile Wood Fire Pizza
Garage on Beck
Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge
Harbor Seafood and Steak company
Montage Deer Valley
Park City Culinary Institute
Riverhorse On Main
Solitude Mountain Resort
Stone Ground Kitchen
Whiskey Street / White Horse
While those guys will be providing the savory side of things – Taste Of The Wasatch is also known for its superior sweet assortment too. Check out just a few of the items you could satiate your cravings with in 2017:
For 2018, the event will welcome the following bakers, pastry chefs and general sugary sorcerers:
Red Butte Café
Auntie Em Bakery
Stein Eriksen Lodge
Also tagging along as well, a wide array of beverages to sample, this year including:
Old Town Cellars
Wine – SGWS & YMCO
Desert Edge Brewery
Mountain West Cider Company
In the next week or two I’ll also have a full menu to share as well. But again, I implore you to buy tickets as soon as you can. I can’t underline what a great value the event is – and given its charity fundraising status – most of the ticket price is tax deductible too…
Tickets for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018 are $110 for GA and $150 for reserved seating. Take it from me, go for the reserved seating. The extra dollars are worth the seat in the shade – and the hour of early access to the event (11 p.m. rather than noon for GA). You’ll want evert minute you can to make your way through each and every tasting.
If you do decide to go with GA, note that no shade tent is provided so feel free to bring along your own shade, pop-up, lawn chairs, or other creature comforts. Please note that if you bring pop-up tents, you must secure them properly in case of inclement weather.
Need even more convincing? Here’s our library of shots from other recent years…
Shots from 2016: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2017/07/10/taste-wasatch-2017/
Shots from 2015: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2016/07/06/taste-wasatch-2016/
Shots from 2014: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2015/07/07/events-taste-of-the-wasatch-2015/
Shots from 2013: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2014/07/23/taste-wasatch-2014/
Disclosure: I work directly with 3 Squares Inc. to promote this event and as such do receive complimentary tickets. That said, you’d find me at the event regardless.
Hi, 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”.
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