Events: Avenues Proper, Bambara, Meet Your Maker August 30, 2018August 29, 2018 by Stuart Melling Bambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – radish saladBambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – roasted apricotsBambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – scallop cevicheBambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – wild boar and mole tacosBambara – Wasatch Summer beer dinner – dark chocolate torteBambaraThose delicious looking pictures you ask? They’re from Bambara’s first beer pairing dinner of the year, just over a month ago now. Devised and executed by the talented (sous chef) Jerry Pacheco, the dinner represented something of a more relaxed break for the restaurant. If you missed the first event, don’t worry, the team are back for seconds; this time teaming up with local brewery Shades Of Pale. September 14th is the date for your calendar and the evening is once again impeccably priced at just $65; $40 for food, $25 for beer. The menu for the next pairing event is as follows:First * Bayley hazen bleu, prosciutto, melon, basil, * Cerberus Belgian QuadrupelSecond * Pickled plum, jicama, mizen, ginger vinaigrette * Plum Berliner WeisseThird * Bagna cauda lavosh, bottarga, cucumber * Kveik Golden SourFourth * Camarones a la diabla, prawns, rice crisps, baby squash * Aphrodite Belgian BlondeFifth * Espresso stout tiramisu * Sweet Dreams Imperial Porter202 Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 (801) 363-5454 bambara-slc.comAvenues Proper patio at nightAvenues ProperI hate to be the bearer of bad news, but patio season is almost over. Your favorite sunny spot is about to be covered in snow. Therein, al fresco fans should check out the last patio dinner of the year at Avenues Proper and bask in the last of the Summer sun on September 12th.Dinner starts at 7 p.m. and is priced at $70 per person; $40 dinner, $30 spirits pairings. Guests will enjoy a four course menu paired with selections from local distillers, New World Distillery. Call (385) 227-8628 for reservations, menu as follows:* Figs and gorgonzola, watercress, smoked walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette * Agave vodka martini* Thai red curry, charred peppers, purple potatoes, baby carrots, cilantro, lime * Rabbit & Grass Blanco / Wasatch blossom margarita* Lamb skewers, pearl onion, tzatziki, lemon herb rice * Oomaw gin* Apple spice cake * Rabbit & Grass Reposado376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 (385) 227-8628 avenuesproper.comRegent Street and McCarthy plaza (Salt Lake Magazine)Meet Your MakerThis centerpiece event for the upcoming Salt Lake Food And Wine Festival is shaping up to look like something really special. The open air event held on September 15th seeks to showcase the best of local. Heritage breed lamb, beef, pork, trout and seasonal veg are set to be the stars of a wide ranging, locally-focused tasting menu. At the time of writing the following chefs and restaurants are signed on, with possibly more to come:Copper Onion – Amanda McGraw Fireside – Mike Richey Manoli’s – Manoli Katsanevas Pago – Phelix Gardner Pretty Bird – Viet Pham Takashi – Takashi Gibo Table X – Nick Fahs Tin Angel – Jerry LiedtkeJoining them will be Proper Brewing and Squatters pouring the sudsy stuff with Dented Brick, Beehive Distillery Sugarhouse Distillery and Vida Tequila serving libations in the VIP cocktail area. If wine is your thing, I’m told there will be 10 tables featuring some 80 wines from around the world drawing on the portfolios of all the local brokers you know and love – Vine Lore, Libation etc.Final details are still being worked out, I’ll bring you more info as we receive it. Tickets are on sale now, priced $100-$135. Here’s Scott Evans from Pago with a few more details: View this post on Instagram A post shared by SLARA (@slara_slc) 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. 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. 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