Looking to brighten up the week? Looking for a sip or sample beyond the Summer deluge of BBQs and salads? Check out these upcoming food and drink events in SLC. Coming up on the calendar first…
Wine pairing dinner at BTG
Guests at this wine pairing dinner can meet wine marker Stephen Hagen on Wednesday August 28th at this downtown wine bar. Starting at 7 p.m. attendees will be able to taste four of Hagen’s carefully crafted wines paired with a four course meal.
As ever, expert sommelier Louis Koppel will be on hand, as will local wine guru Francis Fecteau. The dinner is priced $95 per guest for food and wine.
63 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Final patio dinner at Avenues Proper
On the same evening, over in the Aves, this popular beer tasting series continues. The lineup of cellar aged beers for the August event is:
- Red Rock Rêve, 2014
- Epic Elder Brett #5, 2017
- Epic Brewing Common Interests # and 2014
- Squatter 5th Element
More details including reservations can be found here.
Also at Avenues Proper, the last opportunity to enjoy their series of patio dinners. The final dinner in the Summer long event will be held Wednesday, September 11th at 7 p.m. The dinner will feature Park City’s Old Town Cellars and is priced $55 for food and $45 for wine. The menu is TBD, and the even is limited to just 18 guests. More details via their FB page.
376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Mezcal dinner at Taqueria 27
Tuesday, September 17th is the date for this unique pairing dinner at the Foothill location of T27. Owners Todd and Kristin Gardiner LOVE mezcal – from the smokey flavor to the unique agave profiles to the story behind the craft mezcal distillers. Chef Todd is excited to share his extensive knowledge with guests via this exclusive mezcal tasting and dinner.
New to mezcal? “Unlike tequila, which by law must be made from Blue Weber agave, mezcal can be made from 30-plus varietals. It can be clear, golden, or amber. Age statements range from zero to two months for Joven mezcal, two months to one year for a reposado, one to three years for Anejo, and more than three years for extra Anejo.” ~ The Complete Mezcal Guide.
Attendees will enjoy a family-style meal with chips, salsa, guacamole, and 3 of the restaurant’s favorite featured tacos to go along with the mezcal. There will also be three different varietals of mezcal along with a surprise cocktail too.
Tickets are priced $50 for food and mezcal, or $35 for food only. The event runs 6.30 p.m. till 8.00 p.m. and tickets can be purchase online here. This is a 21+ only event.
Note: a vegetarian option will be available. Special dietary requests must be made in advance and selections may be limited.
Squatters 30th anniversary party
Squatters will celebrate three decades of quenching thirsts with a massive 30th Anniversary Beer Festival on September 8 at their flagship downtown Squatters Pub and in the adjacent Capitol Parking lot on 300 South from noon until 5 p.m.
Ticket holders will have the opportunity to sample limited edition collaboration beers from Squatters and 11 participating breweries. For example, a Smoked Helles with fresh peaches will be available from Uinta Head Brewer, Patrick Bourque, and Squatters Brewer, Ryan Stambaugh; alongside a Cucumber Kettle Sour from Roosters Head Brewer, Jacquie King, and Squatters Director of Quality, Dave McKean. Details on more collaborations will be made available soon.
Squatters will release a Rum Barrel-Aged Doppelbock, clocking in at 12.3% ABV in a 750-mL bomber bottle, to mark the occasion. Gracing the label of this specialty beer is an original piece of art by nationally syndicated and locally revered political cartoonist, Pat Bagley. VIP ticket holders will receive a bottle of this limited run brew featuring “Lady Li-Beer-Ty” () at the 30th Anniversary Beer Festival. Tickets for the event, ranging from $30 to $105, are available now at www.squatters.com.
Participating breweries include:
Red Rock Brewing
Hoppers Brew Pub
Level Crossing Brewing
MTN WST Cider
Proper Brewing Co.
Roosters Brewing Co.
147 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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