From wine to whiskey – what’s new on the restaurant calendar – Gastronomic SLC

BTG Sommelier Wine Dinner Selections

The next event in BTG Wine Bar’s 2022 Wine Dinner Series is here, September 8th to be precise. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., discerning guests can look forward to a carefully curated four-course dinner, accompanied by selections from sommelier Louis Koppel; one of the best in Utah, and available to answer all your wine questions. The wines poured will include:

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

The cost is $100 per person ($50 for food, $50 for wine) and seating is limited.

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

Franck’s French Country Dinner

Meanwhile, in Cottonwood Heights, Franck hosts a French-themed dinner party. The meal menu ($175 per person or $125 for food) is as follows:

  • Duck liver pâté appetizer, sour apple, filberts, mustard pickles, gherkin, chives, brioche toast
  • Starter, “Sea water” pickled Mary’s chicken, mashed potatoes flavored with dill, charred romaine, pickles of Nice olives, lettuce-anchovy sauce. Drink pairings, Veuve Clicqout
  • As a starter, quenelles of perch with nantua sauce, cognac pearl onions, oyster-herb-plum salad. Drink pairings, Olivier Leflavie Bourgogne
  • Third course, sauerkraut, beef bourguignon breast, sauerkraut, white beef pudding, caramelized mushroom, sweet and sour beech, raw peas. Drink pairings, E. Guigal Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Fourth course, blue cheese panna cotta, morbid brulee cheese, puffed grapes, fennel jam, lavender grape gelato. Drink pairings, gin, lavender, honey, lemon

The meal will take place on August 22 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 again. According to the organizers, there are only 100 tickets left for this year’s duo of parties. Here’s the full press release on what to expect:

He is back! Nibble, slurp, sip and swirl all evening while enjoying live music, opera and dancing on the lush grounds of Tracy Aviary at Eat Drink SLC 2022 on September 14 and 15, 5:45-8 p.m. 15 p.m. Festival-goers, ages 21 and up, sample seasonal dishes from many of Salt Lake’s premier restaurants and vendors; sip a selection of over 100 wines from an international assortment of family-run vineyards; sample craft cocktails from small distilleries, many of which are locally owned and operated; taste local beers from award-winning Utah craft brewers; and choose from a variety of premium soft drinks. Each of the two nights features a different mix of food and libation partners.

“Eat Drink SLC represents Salt Lake’s arrival as a culinary mecca with chef-led and chef-owned restaurants, acclaimed mixologists, and premium beverage programs,” said 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
Cooking at Eat Drink SLC 2019
Cooking at Eat Drink SLC 2019
Staff and Guests of Tracy Aviary at Eat Drink SLC
Staff and Guests of Tracy Aviary at Eat Drink SLC

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

Dining 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 Beehive Distilling, Ogden’s Own and Waterpocket distilleries. The website includes a complete and up-to-date list.

Eat Drink SLC is hosted through a non-profit partnership consisting of Tracy Aviary and SB Dance. These two organizations respectively represent a place and a creator of art that contribute to the unique character of our community. Net proceeds support these two organizations and a third non-profit – Women of the World – a small but powerful boutique organization that empowers refugee, immigrant and asylum-seeking women and their families to become self-reliant in their new home in the Salt Lake County. Many Women of the World voters continue to bring significant 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 suppliers and farm workers. Over the years, Eat Drink has raised over $75,000 for Salt Lake County nonprofits.

Admission includes all food and beverages and a complimentary signature glass of wine. Guests must be 21 years of age or older. ID is required.

Italian party 2022

Festa Italiana (the catwalk)
Festa Italiana (the catwalk)

Speaking of foodie parties, this great Italian party is back for 2022. This year is the seventh edition of the celebration and returns again to The Gateway 0 on September 17-18.

During the two days of the festival, highlights include live Italian entertainment, food stalls showcasing the regions of Italian cuisine, an Italian beer and wine garden, arts and crafts, exhibitions history, a pétanque tournament, live raffles, exotic Italian cars and much more. Proceeds from the festival will support local and national non-profit charities supported by the Italian American Civic League of Utah.

This year’s festival will take place along 100 S Street at the Fountain and Piazza at the north end of The Gateway. Free entry. The hours are Saturday noon – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday noon – 7:00 p.m.

Deer Valley Mountain Beer Festival

Deer Valley Mountain Oktoberfest
Deer Valley Mountain Oktoberfest

On the same weekend, you can also enjoy this soapy business in Summit County. Here are the full details of the organizers:

Sip and sample beers from more than a dozen Utah breweries at the inaugural Deer Valley Mountain Beer Festival September 17-18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. live music plus a full range of activities. Please note that the site is only accessible by chairlift on the Silver Lake Express.

Attendees to Park City’s only beer festival will have 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 Utah Breweries. Expect to see local producers, such as Offset Bier and Park City Brewing, as well as nationally recognized brewers from Beehive State, including Squatters and Uinta, who launched the craft brewing scene in the Utah several decades ago.

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

Children and non-drinking adults are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Once you have selected your adult ticket type, you will be prompted to add minor/adult non-drinking ticket(s). The only pass available for children is the general admission ticket.

*Under 21

Limited tickets available and on sale now at:

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Nelson Cottage Summer Meal

By press release:

Nelson Cottage by High West offers an evolving prix fixe menu created weekly by the High West culinary team featuring the best of Utah’s fresh, seasonal abundance. Each dinner is served with optional whiskey pairings to complement each course, as well as 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 the world’s first ski-in, ski-out distillery, makes distinctive whiskeys and helps people enjoy whiskey in the context of their home, the American West. High West offers an exceptional collection of highly rated whiskeys in finest liquor stores, bars and restaurants in all 50 states and internationally.

WHEN: Wednesday to Sunday, seats 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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