Menu watch – July 2018 July 23, 2018July 16, 2018 by Stuart Melling Taste Of The Wasatch 2017 – RiverhorseTaste Of The WasatchAs promised last week, I’m excited to unveil the full and final menu for this years Taste Of The Wasatch. In case you needed any last convincing this decadent menu should help you make the right decision. Indeed the only real decision will be where to start on August 5th, smoked duck confit? shrimp ceviche? tuna tataki?With less than three weeks to the big day, this might be your last chance to grab covered reserved seating tickets. Tickets for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018 are $110 for GA and $150 for reserved seating. The extra dollars are worth the seat in the shade – and the hour of early access to the event (11 a.m. rather than noon for GA). Tickets can be purchased online.In alphabetical order then…3 Cups Black sesame gelato; Moscow mule sorbetto; olive oil tea cakeAerie Restaurant at Snowbird IPA poached pork bratwurst, pretzel bread, sweet hot mustardAvenues Proper Pork belly; smoked apple sauce, succotash, banyuls vinaigretteBeehive Cheese Cheese and pairingsBlue Boar Inn Wild boar Swedish meatball in a caramelized onion demi with a lingonberry jamBohemian Brewery TBACaffe Ibis Coffee; coffee drinksCena Ristorante Seafood escabeche; verde sauce, lemon cracker; ice cold watermelon-basil shooterChabaar Beyond Thai Vegan food; curry puff; popcorn tofu; curry; Thai iced teaFire and Slice Mobile Wood Fire Pizza Margherita pizza; oven baked herb goat cheese; Parmesan rosemary flat breadFlourish Bakery Sweet & savory focaccia; sweet & savory hand piesFranck’s Caramelized pork cheek, smoked onion, roasted almond, pickled olive oil, Fresno chili, fried garlic, corianderGarage on Beck Fried Mormon funeral potatoesGarden Café at Grand America Shrimp ceviche tostada; tuna tataki, avocado, sesame oil; assorted macaronsGlitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge Fatty pork shoulder ribs, black & blue barbeque sauce; farro salad, Utah peas, local feta, mint, parsley, basil, lemon, real saltHarbor Seafood And Steak company Surf and turfLake Effect Pulled pork sliders, chipotle BBQ, pickled slawMartine Sweet corn and crab saladMeditrina Spiced pork rillettes, husk cherry pico; heirloom tomato shooter, Parmesan grissiniMontage Deer Valley Hamachi crudo, Bourbon pickled peach, avocado mousse, tapioca puffPark City Culinary Institute Ajo blanco, a cold Spanish soup made of bread, crushed almonds, garlic, water, olive oil, salt and vinegarProvisions Crispy fresh duck rolls, herbs, shiitake, ginger, sesame hoisinRiverhorse On Main Foie gras toast; strawberry ryeSolitude Mountain Resort Corn custard; stone fruit saladStoneGround Kitchen Farinata, duck salumi, red wine pickled grapes, snap peasTable X House sourdough bread & garden chimichurri; Mozzarella & chourice; zucchini – garlic crunch, radish, cured egg yolk, crème fraîche; goats milk pudding – garden mint, 6 year aged balsamic and candied nutsThe Brass Tag at Deer Valley Resort Chilled avocado soup with vertical farms micros and cilantro cremaThe Copper Kitchen Compressed melon with feta, balsamic, fresno peppers, and mintThe Copper Onion Smoked duck confit boudin with beer mustard, pickled green tomato, house saltine crackerTuscany Charred house focaccia, Taleggio cheese, peppadew preserve, micro basilWe Olive Stuffed cherry peppers, caprese salad, blood orange brownie bites, olive oil & balsamic samplingWhiskey Street / White Horse Grilled farmers cheese, heirloom carrots, radish, summer greens, pine nutsVertical Diner Killer seitan tacos (not gf), Cali’s Natural Foods shredded seitan with roasted peppers and onions, potato skins, jalapeno, pineapple and smokey sweet sauce topped with tofu sour cream and cilantro-lime spinach and carrot shredsJackfruit and kimchi tacos (gluten free), mesquite shredded jack fruit, kimchi, garlic aioli, guacamole, cilantro-lime spinach and carrot shreds, and cilantroTaste Of The Wasatch 2017 – Park City Culinary InstituteDesserts Bakers Dozen Chocolate dipped strawberriesChristina’s Cakes Assorted mini-cupcakesDeer Valley Resort Tiramisu on a stickRed Butte Chocolate dipped coconut macaroonsMontage at Deer Valley Mirabelle plum pate de fruit wine grape vinegar, vanilla sugarLes Madeleines Mini tartletsAuntie Em’s Bakery Assorted mini pies and cookiesStein Eriksen Lingonberry almond cakes, pistachio damants, rosemary biscottiSüss Cookies Assorted cookiesSalt Lake Community College Passion fruit french macaroons and black pepper molasses cookiesWasatch Creamery Salted Oreo ice creamThe above menu is the final menu that you’ll find in print on the big day itself as part of the program. If you want to be doubly prepared, you can download this simple menu for Taste Of The Wasatch 2018 – complete with handy tick boxes so you can check off each dish as you make your way around the event.Alamexo Cantina – table side guac in the trendy 9th and 9th areaAlamexo CantinaAs Alamexo Cantina starts to settle into the 9th and 9th neighborhood, it’s also starting to tweak its hours and offerings to better meet the needs of local residents.As of this month the Cantina will now be open seven days a week. Moreover, the restaurant is also adding a new “Cantina Happy Hour” menu of $4 Botanas that will be served from 3 until 6 p.m. daily. Each week will feature a rotating selection of small bites available a la carte in addition to the regular dinner menu. Another change is that lunch service will now be ending. The new hours will be Monday – Saturday from 3 until 10 p.m. and Sundays from 3 – 9 p.m. Some selections from the launch Happy Hour menu include:* Huarache plantanos – corn and ripe plantain masa topped with refried black beans, lettuce, cabbage and cashew salsa * Quesadilla con queso y hongos – two white corn quesadillas filled with mushrooms, jalapeño & Oaxaca cheese served with salsa verde cruda* Jalapeño rellenos – pickled jalapeño filled with beef barbacoa, topped with queso fresco & crema* Taquitos de pollo – crispy rolled tacos filled with adobo chickenWhile the Cantina will not open until 3 p.m., Lake and his crew are happy to open for groups mid-day. GM Susan Bouldin writes,It’s actually the perfect answer for us because we can’t accommodate private groups in our downtown location and have a huge call for mid-day lunch meetings and events,“We can host any type of private party during the day now and offer a truly private space.1059 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84105 (801) 658-5859 alamexocantina.comFood trucks at the fountainFood Trucks At The FountainThis popular food truck get together at The Gateway is changing days, starting this July. The new schedule will see food trucks scheduled at The Gateway on Wednesdays and Fridays. This schedule will continue until October. Check out the Food Truck League app in your various phone app store – to get more upto the minute details.VenetoWednesday, July 11th marked the 2 year anniversary of Marco and Amy Stevanoni’s Italian eatery. The following from the restaurant directly:Time has certainly flown, and we couldn’t be more grateful for each and every guest we’ve welcomed. Sharing a little bit of our home, traditions, and heart with you has been one of the most fulfilling things we’ve ever done together. We’re equally grateful for each and every member of our VENETO Family — Grazie Squadra! Our first two years have culminated in VENETO now being referred to as an award-winning restaurant. We’ve accepted local awards, and last week received confirmation of a Wine Spectator Restaurant Award, recognizing restaurants around the world whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.As ever, the restaurant offers a seasonally rotating menu that changes each month – here’s July’s:Veneto July menu specials370 East 900 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (801) 359-0708 venetoslc.comOther itemsWe Olive – Back by popular demand is Rose All Day Thursday. The restaurant will feature glasses of the pink stuff for under $10 every Thursday all Summer long. Make a reservation or walk in to enjoy this Summer treat.Flying Sumo – 50% off rolls and nigiri, Sunday – Thursday. Facebook link.Handle – Every Wednesday throughout the summer enjoy $5 burgers and $5 winesPowder @ Waldord Astoria – Offering Sunday dinner specials: In the spirit of the traditional Sunday dinner, it is our pleasure to welcome you to our fun, whimsical family-style dining experience; the Sunday Supper Club. A community engagement for us to share with the families of Park City. Menus will change every Sunday. $29 per person.Stanza – New lunch items include Ricotta Gnocchi (ricotta and goat cheese gnocchi, fresh peas, tomatoes, sugar snap peas, local wild mushrooms prosciutto, white wine butter sauce $15); Chicken sandwich (lemon-rosemary chicken, applewood bacon, whole milk Mozzarella, tomatoes, frisbee, basil pesto aioli $12); Italian sandwich (salami, capitol, calabrese, olive-roasted pepper tapenade, provolone, red onion, arugula, garlic aioli, ciabatta $14). Full lunch menu.Texas De Brazil – Marking its 20th anniversary, every Monday in July (July 2,9, 16, 23, 30), desserts are available for $.20 (twenty cents) with the purchase of a meal. July through September only, special quarterly menu additions include a Lamb Picanha will be carved tableside by the gauchos and The Sante Fe Brazilian Salad will be available in the salad area.Food talkWant to discuss this post or the SLC food scene in general? Check out our Facebook group and come talk with other likeminded SLC foodies.Stuart 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. 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