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Toast to Good Health

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The Fourth Street Clinic is a nonprofit organization that works to end homelessness by providing comprehensive health care and support services to homeless Utahns. --- Each summer, Fourth Street clinic toasts to the value of good health by hosting a fund-raising evening of specially-selected wine and food pairings, good company and a chance to meet new friends.

The 2009 Fourth Street Clinic Toast to Good Health will take place Thursday, July 16, from 6 to 8:30 PM at Log Haven restaurant in Millcreek Canyon.

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I got a sneak peek at the menu and wine pairings (the missus works there) and chef Dave Jones’ menu looks very tantalizing and Toast to Good Health guests will be given recipe cards to take home and try out these dishes there. For starters, there’s fresh kiwi, ch%uFFFDvre and lemon thyme verjus paired with Benton Lane Pinot Gris, followed by apple crisp with blue cheese foam, spiced pecans and honey-Chardonnay syrup, with Bodegas Naia Rueda alongside. Chilled rare beef crostini with mushroom salad and olive aioli will be paired with Fess Parker’s Frontier Red; fresh grits cakes and braised pork with guajillo pepper essence with be accompanied by Fairview Pinotage; and Serrano ham-Manchego arancini will be matched with Nine Stones Shiraz. Sounds pretty tasty!

Tickets to the Toast to Good Health are $150 pp – the exact cost of an office visit at Fourth Street Clinic – and include wine, meaning that each dinner guest will make health care a reality for one new homeless Utahn. To order tickets online go to FourthStreetClinic.org and click on “events.”