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Summery patio pairings, Italian wine dinners and more

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Avenues Proper patio at night

Wednesday June 12th is the the first night for the 2019 edition of the Patio Dining Series of dinners; the popular Summer food and drink events held on this Avenues‘ based restaurant’s pretty patio. The kick off dinner this year sees the restaurant pair their own Proper Brewing Co beers with a five course meal. Menu as follows, dinner starts at 7 p.m.:

  • Hopothetical Neipa
  • Spicy popcorn soup with seeded loaf bread crumbs, house chili sauce
  • Cranberry Lager
  • Watermelon salad with compressed watermelon, Tuscan greens, pecans, cranberry balsamic vinaigrette, feta
  • Lei Effect Gose
  • Passionfruit granita, mint and saba
  • Rauchbier
  • Smoked buffalo tenderloin stroganoff withrauchbier marinated mushrooms, papperdelle, goat cheese creme fraiche, fried leeks
  • Grand Slainte Imperial Stout
  • Mexican chocolate tart with fennel cream and olive oil

Future dates include:

July 11th with Alpine Distilling

August 14th with Sugar House Distillery

September 11th with Ol Town Cellar Wines

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


Lots of space at the beautiful Stanza this holiday
Stanza interior

A little later in the month, if wine and impeccable Italian food is your thing, check out this Solstice Celebration Wine Dinner. Held on Thursday, June 20th and starting at 6.30 p.m. prompt, this all sparkling wine dinner celebrates Stanza’s 3rd year in business. The menu by chef Jonathan LeBlanc and pastry chef Amber Billingsley is as follows:

  • Ahi wrapped white asparagus, prosciutto crisp, egg yolk, toasted brioche, sorrel, Spring vegetable salpicon vinaigrette
  • Bisol Prosecco ‘Crede’ 2014
  • Jumbo lump crab and Summer corn torchio, Spring peas, wilted chicory, black garlic, burrata, parmesan crisp
  • Rotari Brut 2014
  • Jasmine-Peach Sorbet
  • Smoked lamb rack, porcini polenta, shallot-pancetta stuffed squash blossoms, brûlèed brown turkey fig, barbaresco demi
  • Rotari Brut Rose 2014
  • Strawberry tiramisu, Moscato soaked lady fingers, nectarine & basil compote, marsala espresso cream
  • Marenco Brachetto D ‘Acqui 2016

Reservations are required and cost is a more than reasonable $85 per person ($60 food/$25 wine).

Eat Drink SLC

Eat Drink SLC - 2016 crowds with sun setting
Eat Drink SLC – 2016 crowds with sun setting

A little update on this years Eat Drink SLC, now in its fifth year and arguably the premier food and drink event on the calendar at this time. Several new vendors have joined the line up this year making for a current total of 65; breaking down as 34 food vendors, 24 wineries, 3 breweries and 4 distilleries. Attendance for the Summer garden party is still capped at 650 guest, allowing for guests to get up close and personal with the food and drink experts

New on the billing for 2019 are:

  • James Dumas and his team from OneOEight
  • Logen Crew and his team from SLC Eatery
  • Hearth and Hill of Park City
  • Baobab Wines specializing in high quality- authentic- sustainable wines from South Africa
  • Level Crossing Brewing, South Salt Lake’s newest brewery
  • Negociants – an importer and exporter of some of the world’s most prestigious family owned wineries

Tickets are on sale right now at – and they will sell out guaranteed. Get yours now.

Brews And Food On The Square

Brews And Food On The Square
Brews And Food On The Square

Last night was the kick off event for this fun food and beer event held at Trolley Square that runs every week for the next 17 weeks. The event is hosted by Trolley Square and the Food Truck League and runs 5-9 p.m.   Every Wednesday, the bar, hosted by Top Shelf Professional Bar Services promotes a different local brewery.  

Discover Food Festival

Lastly, don’t forget this fun looking fundraiser for Spice Kitchen Incubator – the food focused incubator that helps refugees get their businesses rocking. Tickets cost $100 and can be bought online here. The event held at the Traeger HQ in Sugar House will feature food from Spice Kitchen chefs, Creminelli and Harmons. There will also be gift bags packed with goodies too!

Looking for even more events?

Our food and drink calendar lists as many local events as we can find. Check out these other upcoming events for something delicious in your near future!

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