Mingle at Meditrina
On Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6:30 - 8 p.m., you’ll be able to extend your Labor Day weekend with a wine social at Meditrina restaurant and wine bar. The Meditrina wine social will feature Spanish Volver wines paired with appetizers and tapas. Pairings for the wine social include Volver Paso a Paso Verdejo paired with heirloom tomato bruschetta, Volver Paso a Paso Tempranillo matched with Burgundy mushroom skewers, and Volver Tinto La Mancha with dolce Gorgonzola-stuffed flank steak over spinach with balsamic vinaigrette. If you’re weary of pricy wine events, this one’s for you! The cost is a mere $10 for food and $10 for the wine pairing, tax and gratuity not included. Meditrina is planning to host a wine social the second Tuesday of every month. To get in on this one, call 801-485-2055 for reservations. Meditrina is located at 1394 S. West Temple. MeditrinaSLC.com
Hit the Road at Pago
One of my favorite wineries is Road 31 Wine Co. (formerly Green Truck Cellars). It’s also one of Pago’s. On Friday, Sept. 4, 5-6 p.m., kick off the Labor Day weekend at Pago restaurant, as the Pago crew hosts a casual event to celebrate the wines of Road 31 with a Road 31 Pinot Noir tasting. Road 31 winemaker and founder Kent Fortner will be on hand to talk about his wines (look for Kent’s green ’66 Ford pickup outside) and the event will feature an assortment of Pago appetizers matched with vertical tastings of Road 31 Pinot Noir, 2004 through 2007 vintages. The cost is $15 for food and $35 for the Pinot pairings, plus tax and 18 percent gratuity. To RSVP, email Scott@PagoSLC. Seating is limited, so hurry. Pago is located at 9th and 9th.
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