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Events: Stanza, Avenues Proper, Manoli’s, Chocolate And Cheese

Scallops (Manoli's)
Stanza - lobster pasta
Stanza – lobster pasta (Salt Lake Magazine)


The chic downtown Italian restaurant is pulling out all the stops for their first wine dinner of 2019; guests will enjoy everything from sea bream with chorizo through to quail with pear & saffron chutney. The creative menu will also showcase the wines of Veneto and is priced at an almost embarrassingly low $85 ($60 food, $25 wine) per person.

The dinner will be held on March 28th beginning at 6.30 p.m. Menu as follows:

  • Pecorino fondue, Macfarlane Farms poached egg, pickled chanterelles, root chips, black truffle fleur de sel
  • Caposaldo Pinot Grigio 2016
  • Roasted quail, pear & saffron chutney, butternut squash risotto, toasted walnuts
  • Masi Campofiorin Veronese Rosso 2015
  • Raspberry rose sorbet
  • Scaia Rondinella Rose 2017
  • Cast iron sea bream, spicy peppers, chorizo, olives, candied eggplant, silky fingerling mash, eggplant chips
  • Sergo Alighieri Viao Amarone 2011
  • Brown butter pecan cake, hibiscus poached rhubarb, cinnamon gelato, torched meringue
  • Cocchi Borolo Chinotto

Avenues Proper

If beers are more your buzz, the first 2019 lineup for AP’s cellar pairing dinner is now here. The theme for the March 27th event is beers aged in whiskey barrels and will feature the following brews:

  • 2017 Epic Brewing Barrel Aged Barleywine
  • 2017 Uinta Brewing Barrel Aged Dubhe
  • 2018 Red Rock Brewing Secale
  • 2017 Talisman Brewing Exclusive Barrel Russian Imperial Stout

The food menu will be released shortly, but if you’re already interested, we’d advise acting fast. These events always sell out.

376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
(385) 227-8628


Manoli's Salt Lake City
Manoli’s Salt Lake City

Francis Fecteau of Libation will be leading Manoli’s first wine dinner of the year, which will focus on Lebanese wines. The dinner on March 21st will begin at 7.00 p.m. and feature six wines with six courses. Cost is $95 per person and menu as follows:

  • Raw ocean trout, popped sorghum, crispy grape leaf, sumac, artichoke vinaigrette
  • Musar Jeune rose, cinsault, mourvedre / Bekaa Valley
  • Leek custard, fried leeks, dill potatoes, asparagus puree, sesame dukkah
  • Musar Jeune white, viognier, chardonnay, vermentino / Bekaa Valley

  • Yogurt marinated and fried quail, schug, cracked wheat, orange segments, cured olives, feta
  • Musar Jeune red, cabernet, cinsault, syrah / Bekaa Valley
  • Seasonal sorbet
  • Kataifi wrapped elk tenderloin, creamed greens, laal mushrooms
  • Hochar Pere et Fils, cinsault, grenache, cabernet / Bekaa Valley
  • Chamomile sour cream ice cream sandwich, amygdalota shell, roasted pistachios, pomegranate molasses
  • Skinos – mastiha liqueur

402 E Harvey Milk Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 532-3760

Chocolate And Cheese

Now in its sixth year, the Chocolate And Cheese festival returns to the Natural History Museum of Utah on Saturday, March 30th and Sunday, March 31st – a great foodie event for all the family.

The main event is the fabulous chocolate and cheese market held in the lobby area on the ground floor. Sample from some of Utah’s finest and maybe buy a few extra treats to enjoy later at home too (note: museum admission is required). Vendors to check out at the 2019 event include:

  • Alex Walton
  • Amano Chocolate
  • Amour Spreads
  • Beehive Cheese
  • Butchers Bunches  
  • Cache Toffee Collection
  • Caputo’s
  • Chilibeak
  • Chocolot
  • Cupcakes by Kasthuri
  • Emmi Roth
  • Harmons 
  • Heber Valley Cheese
  • JulieAnn Caramels
  • Millcreek Cacao Roasters
  • Millcreek Coffee Roasters
  • Moles La Gran Fiesta
  • Queen Farina
  • Ritual Chocolate
  • Sharlie’s Treats 
  • Solstice Chocolate
  • Sugared Caramel Candy
  • The Cacao Bean Project
  • The Chocolate Conspiracy
  • Wasatch Organics/White Lake Farms 
  • We Olive

Additionally there are a number of educational workshops held over each of the two days. These often have their own pricing, and many sell out in advance. Book early to avoid disappointment. Workshops available are as follows:



301 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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