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Wine to whiskey – what’s up next on the dining calendar

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BTG Sommelier Selections Wine Dinner

The next event in BTG Wine Bar’s series of 2022 wine dinners is here, September 8th to be precise. Starting at 7.00 p.m. sharp guests can expect a thoughtfully prepared four course dinner paired with selections from sommelier Louis Koppel; one of the very best in Utah, and on hand to answer all your wine queries. Wines poured will include:

  • Jackie Blot, Brut Tradition Chenin Blanc, Loire, France
  • Chateau Soucherie, Rosé of Loire, France
  • Bastianich, Schioppettino, Friuli, Italy
  • Lamadrid, Cabernet Franc, Argentina

Cost is $100 per person ($50 food, $50 wine) and seating is limited.

404 S W Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 359-2814

Franck’s French Country Side dinner

Meanwhile over in Cottonwood Heights, Franck’s are putting on a French-themed dinner. Menu for the meal ($175 per person, or $125 for food) is as follows:

  • Amuse of duck liver paté, sour apple, filberts, pickled mustard, cornichon, chive, brioche toast
  • First course, “Sea Water” brined Mary’s poularde, dill scented potato puree, charred romaine lettuce, pickled niçoise olive, sauce laitue-anchois. Drink pairing, Veuve Clicqout
  • Second course, perch quenelles with sauce nantua, cognac pearl onions, oyster-herb-plum salad. Drink pairing, Olivier Leflavie Bourgogne
  • Third course, choucroute, beef belly bourguignon, choucroute, beef boudin blanc, caramelized champignon mushroom, sweet & sour beech mushroom, raw summer peas. Drink pairing, E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Fourth course, blue cheese panna cotta, brûlée morbid cheese, blistered grapes, fennel jam, grape lavender gelato. Drink pairing, gin, lavender, honey, lemon

The meal will be held on August 22nd from 6.00 p.m.

6263 Holladay Blvd E, Holladay, UT 84121
(801) 274-6264

Eat Drink SLC

Eat Drink SLC in 2019

As a reminder, this year’s EDSLC is almost upon us once more. According to the organizers, just 100 tickets remain for this years duo of evenings. Here’s the full press release on what to expect:

It’s back! Nibble, nosh, sip and swirl the evening away while enjoying live music, opera, and dance on Tracy Aviary’s lush grounds at Eat Drink SLC 2022 on September 14 and 15, from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Festival-goers, aged 21 and over, sample seasonal fare from many of Salt Lake’s leading restaurants and purveyors; sip from a selection of over 100 wines from an international assortment of family-owned wineries; taste craft cocktails from small-batch distilleries, including several which are locally owned and operated; enjoy local beers from award-winning Utah craft brewers; and choose from a variety of quality non-alcoholic beverages. Each of the two nights feature a different mix of food and libation partners.   

“Eat Drink SLC represents Salt Lake’s arrival as a culinary hotspot with chef-driven and -owned restaurants, esteemed mixologists, and elevated beverage programs,” says Tracey Thompson, President of Vine Lore Wine and Spirits, one of the event’s organizing partners. 

Eat Drink SLC 2019 - Lorenza Wine Co
Eat Drink SLC 2019 – Lorenza Wine Co
Cuisine at Eat Drink SLC 2019
Cuisine at Eat Drink SLC 2019
Tracy Aviary staff and guests at Eat Drink SLC
Tracy Aviary staff and guests at Eat Drink SLC

“This year, we’re spreading the fun over two perfect September evenings, each with a distinctive synergy of different culinary & libation partners,” Thompson continues. “Though tickets sell out every year, we remain committed to an intimate, uncrowded event with ample opportunity for patrons to engage with winemakers, chefs, and other ambassadors of our incredibly generous and talented vendors. That, plus the presence of professional performing artists, and a garden like setting is what sets Eat Drink apart.”

Food and drink partners include: local restaurants such as Copper Onion, Whiskey Street, Provisions, SAPA Sushi Bar & Asian Grill, Pretty Bird Chicken, and Yoko Ramen; award-winning wineries like Lorenza, Obsidian Wine Co., Duckhorn, and Piattelli; and Utah-owned distilleries Beehive Distilling, Ogden’s Own, and Waterpocket. The website includes a complete, updated list.

Eat Drink SLC is hosted under a nonprofit partnership umbrella consisting of Tracy Aviary and SB Dance. These two organizations represent, respectively, a place and an arts-maker that contribute to the unique character of our community. Net proceeds support these two organizations and a third nonprofit—Women of the World–a small but mighty boutique organization that empowers refugee, immigrant, and asylum- seeking women and their families to achieve self-reliance in their new home of Salt Lake County. Many of Women of the World’s constituents go on to contribute meaningful skills and ideas to the service industry. Indeed, Eat Drink SLC’s mission is to honor the entire industry, from customers, business owners, managers, and servers to purveyors and agricultural workers. Over the years, Eat Drink has raised over $75,000 for Salt Lake County nonprofits. 

Admission includes all food and drink and a complementary signature wine glass. Guests must be 21 years old and over. ID is required. 

Festa Italiana 2022

Festa Italiana (The Gateway)
Festa Italiana (The Gateway)

Speaking of food fests, this grand Italian bash is back for 2022. This year is the seventh edition for the celebration and returns again to the The Gateway 0 September 17th and 18th.

During the two day festival, highlights include live Italian entertainment, food booths highlighting the regions of Italian cuisine, Italian beer and wine garden, arts & crafts, historical displays, bocce tournament, live raffles, exotic Italian cars and much more. Proceeds from the festival will support local and national non-profit charitable organizations supported by the Italian-American Civic League of Utah.

This years festival will be held at along the street from 100 S to the Fountain and Piazza at the North end of The Gateway. Admission is free. Hours are Saturday noon – 10.00 p.m. and Sunday noon – 7.00 p.m.

Deer Valley Mountain Beer Festival

Deer Valley Mountain beer fest
Deer Valley Mountain beer fest

On the same weekend you can also enjoy this sudsy affair up in Summit County too. Here are the full details from the organizers:

Sip and sample brews from over a dozen Utah breweries at the inaugural Deer Valley Mountain Beer Festival on September 17 and 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-of-a-kind beer festival includes scenic chairlift access throughout the resort, dining, live music plus a full slate of activities. Please be aware that the venue can only be accessed by a chairlift ride on Silver Lake Express.

Attendees to Park City’s only beer festival will enjoy the opportunity to sample a wide range of beer flavors and styles, including many full-strength selections. The festival was created to celebrate Utah’s brewing culture and is exclusive to breweries from Utah. Expect to see local producers, such as Offset Bier and Park City Brewing, as well as nationally recognized brewers from the Beehive State, including Squatters and Uinta, who kick-started Utah’s craft brew scene several decades ago.

The Beer & Music Garden will be located on the grassy infield at Silver Lake, at the base of the Sterling Express chairlift, with a backdrop of the resort’s surrounding peaks. A highlight of the festival will be daily performances by three live musical acts in partnership with Mountain Town Music. Deer Valley’s emphasis on dining will be on display along the Culinary Corridor where options will range from chef-created BBQ plates, to summertime favorites such as grilled hot dogs and burgers, and of course, Deer Valley Turkey Chili. Much more than a beer festival, families will appreciate the Kid’s Zone, with yard games and face painting.

Children and adult non-drinkers are free with the purchase of any adult ticket. One you select your adult ticket type, you will be prompted to add a minor/adult non-drinker ticket(s)*. The only pass available for children is the General Admission ticket.

*Under 21 years of age

Limited tickets available and on sale now at: 

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Nelson Cottage Summer meals

Via press release:

The Nelson Cottage by High West offers an evolving prix-fixe menu created weekly by the High West culinary team showcasing the best of Utah’s fresh, seasonal abundance. Each dinner is served with optional whiskey pairings to complement each course, along with an ever-changing wine list available by the glass or bottle and a small selection of beers. Reservations can be made through OpenTable

High West Distillery & Saloon, Utah’s first legal distillery since 1870 and world’s first ski-in, ski-out distillery, crafts distinctive whiskeys and helps people appreciate whiskey all in the context of their home, the American West. High West offers an outstanding collection of highly rated whiskeys in finer liquor stores, bars, and restaurants in all 50 states and internationally.  

WHEN:           Wednesdays – Sundays, seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

WHERE:         The Nelson Cottage // 651 Park Avenue, Park City

COST:             $85 per guest, with optional whiskey pairings starting at $50 per guest

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