- Derek Carlisle
Dig Into Downtown
If there's a downtown Salt Lake City restaurant you've always wanted to try, there's likely no better time than the annual Downtown Dine O'Round. Running Sept. 15-Oct. 1, this showcase of more than 40 locations features specials of $5 and $10 lunches, or $15, $25 and $35 three-course dinners. For more info, visit dineoround.com, and ask for the special menu when you dine. As an added incentive: Post a #dineoround tagged photo of your experience on Instagram, and you're entered for a chance to win free dinners for a year.
Celebrity Chef Tour in Park City
The James Beard Foundation's "Celebrity Chef Tour" makes a Utah stop at Riverhorse on Main (540 Main, Park City, 435-649-3536, riverhorseparkcity.com) on Saturday, Sept. 16, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Local chefs Shawn Armstrong (Montage Deer Valley), John Murcko (Firewood) and Seth Adams (Riverhorse on Main) will be joined by Sheamus Feeley (SF Hospitality Group, Denver), Neal Fraser (Vibiana and Redbird, Los Angeles) and pastry chef Dahlia Narvaez (Mozza Group, Los Angeles) for a six-course dinner featuring Chef Armstrong's Hudson Valley foie gras terrine, local peaches, Creminelli speck ham and pistachio, followed by Chef Feeley's boiled peanut hummus and pecan-smoked chicken. Cost is $225 per person; register online at jamesbeard.org/events/park-city.
Local Grower Showcase
"Farm to table" and "locally sourced" aren't just buzzwords; they're a different way of approaching eating in a way that supports local economies and reduces the carbon footprint of food distribution. Snowbasin Resort (3925 E. Snowbasin Rd., Huntsville, snowbasin.com) explores some of the bountiful Utah-grown options in a Farm-to-Table "Dining Discovery" event on Friday, Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m. Community-supported agriculture partners including Borski Farms and Sandhill Farms will be showcased at this five-course dinner, which also offers the opportunity to meet and talk with the chefs and farmers. Reservations are required at 801-620-1021; cost is $75 per person, which includes dinner, entertainment, lift ride to Needles Lodge and first featured beverage.
Quote of the Week: "Know your food, know your farmers and know your kitchen." —Joel Salatin
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