About Jen Gilroy

Tastemakers 2016 - Jen Gilroy of Meditrina
Tastemakers 2016 – Jen Gilroy of Meditrina

Who is Jen Gilroy?

Jen Gilroy is a chef and restaurateur in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gilroy owns and operates the popular Meditrina and Porch restaurants.

Both restaurants are upscale American restaurants. Meditrina focuses on a small plates/tapas approach whereas Porch leans more into Gilroy's Southern roots.

Meditrina is located in the trendy Central 9th neighborhood having moved in 2018 from the original Ballpark neighborhood. Porch meanwhile is located in the Daybreak community, ostensibly offering the most elevated dining experience in the area.

From our news archives…

The following list of articles are all the times we’ve mentioned Jen Gilroy here on Gastronomic Salt Lake City.

Beyond burger with runny egg

State Of The Plate 2020

It's the time of the year that I usually put together the yearly run down of the dining scene - you can...
Feldmans Deli hi res header

Essential Salt Lake City restaurants to check out in 2019

I'm not one to sugar coat things, so I'm going to give you it straight right now. Take a last glance...
Feast Of The Five Senses - Vietnamese salad from Tom Grant

Feast Of The Five Senses 2018

Marking it's 14th year in 2018 is Slow Food Utah's big bash of all things local. On October 21st the culinary smorgasbord returns,...
Bambara - Yellowfin tuna poke off regular menu

Events: Proper Brewing Co, Meditrina, Bambara

Proper Brewing / We Olive We Olive welcomes one of Utah's few certified cicerones - Jack Kern of Proper Brewing - on July 16th. ...

Events: Meditrina, Red Rock, Eat Drink SLC

Meditrina The next tasting event at Meditrina focuses on local craft cider maker - Mountain West. Held on June 27th (6.30 p.m. onwards) the...
Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Events: Current, Stanza, Avenues Proper, Meditrina, Manolis, Central 9th

Current Fish And Oyster This Tuesday, Domaine Riefle Wines provide the feature pours for a five course dinner at this downtown SLC seafood hotspot. The...
Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - black currant blackberry sorbetto

Events: Feast Of Five Senses, Stanza, Oasis Cafe, Water Witch

Feast Of The Five Senses - A few last tickets still remain for this fun food and wine event at the weekend. If...
Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - passed appetizers

Events: Dine About, Feast Of The Five Senses, Under Current, Encore Bistro

Park City Dine About - Now in its fifth year, this annual event is back and in full swing until Sunday, October 15th. The...
Negroni at Stanza

Events: Avenues Proper, Tastemakers, Negroni Week, Porch, Utah Beer Festival

Avenues Proper - Tomorrow evening (May 31st) is the next cellar pairing at Avenues Proper. At these monthly events, the restaurant pairs creative...
Trestle Tavern: trestle burger and fries

New restaurants – October 2016

Black Sheep Cafe - Do you like great local beer? Do you enjoy creative Southwest cuisine? Like Sugar House? You probably don't need to...
bambara fancy flatware

Events: Bambara, Meditrina, Snowbird Brewfest

Bambara - On Thursday June 2nd (6-8 p.m.) the critically acclaimed (not to mention loved) Cinder Wines will be the showpiece winery for a...
Porch restaurant interior

Dining out: Porch

To the best of my knowledge, Porch might be the farthest South and West you can go in the SL valley - and still...
amber billingsley gelato feast of five senses 2013

Event: Feast Of The Five Senses 2014

If you haven't already, be sure to pencil September 21st in your dining diary. That's the date for this years Feast Of The...