Manoli’s lamb roast
Head to SLC’s finest Greek restaurant this Thursday (June 17th) and you’ll catch owner Manoli Katsanevas and team doing what they do best – spit roasting a whole lamb! Pictured above is the man himself doing just that at the Meet Your Maker event back in 2019.
As well as this seasonal specialty – enjoyed best in the open air of course – the restaurant will of course be offering their full menu as well as paired flights form local wine’sperts P.R. Grisley. Manoli’s recommend reserving ASAP as this one is always a sell out.
Father’s Day specials
If the above isn’t enough to sate dad’s meat cravings (top tip: dads love meat) check out the following list of Father’s Day special around town.
Fleming’s – offering a prime bone-in ribeye with lobster as part of a three course prix fix – $100.
Franck’s – offering a $65 four course prix fixe from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. See the menu here with bacon and wagyu and brisket. Dads love meat.
Deer Valley Grocery~Café – steak and eggs special with two sunny side-up eggs, seared rib eye steak, heirloom cherry tomato, white cheddar, grilled scallions, chimichurri sauce and toasted ciabatta bread – $15.75. Dads love, never mind, you get it…
Hearth and Hill – 45-day, dry aged tomahawk ribeye with bone marrow gremolata butter, roasted shrimp, smashed loaded baked potato and asparagus – $60.
High West – ala carte Sunday Brunch at their High West Refectory in Wanship from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Last Brunch seating is at 2.30 p.m. with bar snacks served until 4 p.m. Whiskey flight pictured above from the Wanship location that also has stellar views.
Powder Restaurant at Waldorf Astoria – 30oz wagyu tomahawk steak grilled for two with a signature Waldorf Astoria cutting board – $225. Whiskey flights also available.
Riverhorse on Main – all-you-can-eat Father’s Day tapas plates from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Guests may place their entire order all at once or in rounds throughout the meal. $95 for adults. 90 minute dining time.
Veneto – Give the gift of MAKE IT with MARCO, the next zoom class is scheduled for Sunday, July 18. Participants will receive step-by-step instruction from Marco and learn how to make homemade pesto. $60 individual class (feeds two).
Meanwhile, looking a little further ahead on the calendar…
Living Traditions June edition
With Living Traditions broken up into several events for 2021, the next edition hits the streets of SLC on June 26th. Find all the details here, just know entrance is free and the following food vendors will be at this one – bring cash money for those:
- 8th Catering Greek Food
- African American Faith Initiative
- Basque Club of Utah
- Bolivian Association
- Ice Cream And Paletas La Michoacana
- Mama Africa
- Peruvian Traditions
- Serbian Orthodox Church
- Utah Argentinian Alliance
- Utah Latino Arts
- Utah Tibetan Association
- National Tongan American Society
- Nepalese Association of Utah
- Italian American Civic League
- Pakistan Association
Franck’s Tequila dinner
June 21st is the date for this paired dinner hosted by none other than local real housewives star, Lisa Barlow, who of course we all know from the VIDA tequila brand. Dinner starts at 6.30 p.m. and is priced $90 per person; or $45 for food and $45 for drinks.
The three course menu includes ginger butter roasted kampachi to start, pork belly for the entree and ice coffee tres leches to finish. As well as VIDA pairings expect to taste a special VIDA anejo Manhattan cocktail too.
Wine Takes Flight – Wines of France
Edit June 15th: this one is now sold out but check the link below and see the next events in the series.
This one is actually Thursday night (June 17th) and is the first in a series of special wine tasting events leading up to Eat Drink SLC’s final smaller series of events in late Summer.
From the organisers, “Jim Santangelo, owner and Sommelier of Wine Academy of Utah. Brought to you in partnership with Eat Drink SLC. Explore the wines of France with refreshing Summertime whites and reds and discover your new favorite wine from France’s popular wine growing regions. Small nibbles of apple, nut and cheese are paired, and receive printed tasting notes and professional 90 minute presentation. A fun, educational and entertaining wine tasting of this classic wine growing region.”
The event at Tracy Aviary runs 6-7.30 p.m. and is priced $50 person.
High West supper club
Finally, a reminder that the ‘supper club’ at High West’s Wanship location is now back in full swing for the Summer. The weekly event is every Thursday night and includes live music and a set menu served family-style. There are also recommended whiskey pairings and High West cocktails.
The event runs through the Summer and is hosted 6-9 p.m. with last seatings at 7.30 p.m.
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