About Lavanya Mahate

Saffron Valley - saag paneer

Win dinner for two at one of Utah’s best new restaurants

Saffron Circle is the latest jewel in the crown of Lavanya Mahate's growing Saffron Valley group; this...
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These Utah restaurant openings are sure to delight

Take a deep breath, pour a double, gather your nearest and dearest - whatever you need to do to collect yourself for...
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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,...
Thali at Saffron Bistro (Saffron Bistro)

It’s A Wrap – July 2018

This month saw the rebranding of Lavanya Mahate's local group of Saffron Valley businesses. With each location striving to offer a unique dining...
Saffron Valley - fish dish (Adam Finkle)

Events: Saffron Valley, Stanza, Under Current, Pago, Snowbird

Saffron Valley Put Tuesday March 27th in your diary (7-9.30 p.m.) as that's the date for this most interesting pairing meal over at Saffron Valley....
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State Of The Plate 2017

It's time to get angry again folks, get your pitchforks and torches ready. We're going to go...
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...
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...
scarborough fair at uncercurrent

Events: SL Mag cocktail contest, FoFS 2016, Winos For Rhinos, Riedel

Salt Lake Magazine Cocktail Contest - The drinks have been downed and the votes are in, now it's time to pick a winner. And,...
Feast Of The Five Senses 2015 - Liberty Heights Fresh' duck confit

Events: Feast Of The Five Senses 2016

Feast Of The Five Senses is an event I always look forward to in the dining calendar. Not least for an evening of...