- Derek Carlisle
Mother's Day Meals
Restaurants around Salt Lake are offering special brunch and dinner menus in honor of Mother's Day. Café Niche's (779 E. 300 South, 801-433-3380, caffeniche.com) brunch buffet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. includes cheddar-jalapeño biscuits and sausage gravy and cinnamon maple French toast bread pudding. Oasis Café (151 S. 500 East, 801-322-0404, oasiscafeslc.com) serves brunch in their courtyard patio from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m, which features a prime rib carving station and a chocolate fountain. For dinner, Current Fish & Oyster (279 E. 300 South, 801-326-3474, currentfishandoyster.com) has rolled out a few specials including a three-course prime rib dinner, which can be followed with a dessert of yuzu posset or flourless chocolate torte. Call ahead for pricing and reservations—you wouldn't want your mom to think you don't love her or something.
According to a recent post on their Instagram account, Frida Bistro has undergone some new—and very delicious-looking changes. On May 2, Frida became Rico Cocina y Tequila Bar (545 W. 700 South, 801-983-6692), which is shaping up to be a more casual dining experience. The post also mentions that owner Jorge Fierro hopes to incorporate more of the food produced at the Rico Foods facility directly behind the restaurant, potentially increasing the culinary value of both establishments. While Frida Bistro will be missed, it's exciting to see what Fierro has in store with the new space. Based on his reputation for creativity and knack for community involvement, it's a safe bet that Rico Cocina y Tequila Bar will be something special.
Spring Pairing Dinner at Silver Fork Lodge
Big Cottonwood Canyon is lovely this time of year, and Silver Fork Lodge (11332 Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, 801-533-9977, silverforklodge.com) is one of the finest ways to enjoy the picturesque scenery we have in our backyard. As a spring kickoff, Silver Fork hosts a food-and-wine pairing on May 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. The five-course meal is accompanied by wines chosen by Mike Szchesney from Young's Market, who is on hand to discuss the seasonal libations complementing dishes like panzanella salad and raspberry chicken. Admission is $60 per person or $36 sans wine.
Quote of the Week: "Culture, when it comes to food, is of course a fancy word for your mom." –Michael Pollan
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