Marking it’s 14th year in 2018 is Slow Food Utah’s big bash of all things local. On October 21st the culinary smorgasbord returns, taking place at a brand new venue, specifically the Salt Lake City Masonic Temple; yep SLC’s prime example of Egyptian revival architecture on South Temple will be the intriguing 2018 host location.
As ever the event kicks of at 5.30 p.m. sharp with a range of passed appetizers and snacks, ably supported of course by selections from wine expert Francis Fecteau; there’s usually something sparkling to get the mood going… During the social be sure to check out the silent auction, stacked to the ceiling with great local products. After that dinner starts proper with a seated multi-course meal, each course again paired with selections by Libation’s Fecteau.
During the evening you’ll also get to hear from recipients of Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant program, which the event supports; as well as cheering on winners Slow Food Utah’s Snail Awards – recognition of individuals and business making positive marks on the local food scene. The full list of participating chefs for 2018 is as follows:
Bar George, Phelix Gardner
Beltex Meats, Philip Grubisa
Blended Table, Tom Grant
Bubble and Brown, Andrew Young
Fireside on Regent, Michael Richey
Harmons Neighborhood Grocer
Meditrina, Jen Gilroy
Park City Culinary Institute, Laurie Moldawer
Saffron Valley, Lavanya Mahate
Stanza, Amber Billingsley
Twin Suns Cafe, Daniel Cantu
Beverages will be provided by:
Kiitos Brewing, Andrew Dasenbrock
Libation Inc, Francis Fecteau
Salt Lake Roasting Co., John Bolton
Tickets are priced $125 per person with alcohol an extra $25 (that covers pre-dinner wine/cocktails and pairings throughout dinner). Proceeds from the event go directly Slow Food Utah’s micro-grant program, helping to build a vibrant local food community.
Here are some snaps from the 2017 event to give you a sense of what to expect (scroll down to see past years as well):
Purchase tickets online before they sell out. Check out these snaps from previous years events as well:
2016 / 2017: https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2017/10/05/events-dine-feast-five-senses-current-encore-bistro/
Disclosure: Slow Food Utah provide me free tickets to this event in order to cover each years menu
Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of 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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