- Rick Hunter
Park City Sampler
As downtown Salt Lake City's Dine O'Round winds down, another chance emerges to sample great Utah restaurants at great bargain prices—this time in Park City. Dine About Park City, from Oct. 1-15, gathers 31 venues under the umbrella of one event, giving diners a chance to try out a new-to-them spot. Each restaurant participates in its own way with special menu offerings in one or more of several categories: two-course lunches for $10 or $15 and three-course dinners for $20 or $40. Before the ski crowds hit, enjoy a peaceful trip up the mountain and taste creations by some of the state's finest chefs. Visit parkcityrestaurants.com for full list of participating locations.
While you're hanging around Park City, consider dropping in on a pop-up restaurant experience. Culinary Crafts presents a Harvest Dinner Adventure on Friday, Oct. 6, from 7-10 p.m. at the Big Moose Yacht Club (657 Park Ave., Park City). The eight-course dinner begins with a complimentary signature cocktail, then features an amuse-bouche of buffalo carpaccio; soup, salad, pasta and fish courses; an entrée of double-cut lamb chop with roasted-garlic-and-bacon mamalade; as well as dessert and a cheese-and-chocolate tasting. Tickets are $160 per person; visit culinarycrafts.com to make your reservation.
Devour Some Chocolate & Cheese
If you're not reading City Weekly's sister publication Devour, you're missing even more great coverage of Utah's best restaurants, chefs and artisan food creators. On Thursday, Oct. 5, Devour sponsors a pop-up Cheese and Chocolate Tasting at The Chocolate Conspiracy (774 S. 300 West), from 7-9 p.m. The host venue's own sweet treats are featured, along with the cultured creations of Heber Valley Artisan Cheese. You can enjoy up to five samples from each vendor, plus suggested cheese and chocolate pairings, a beer pairing featuring a participating brewer from the Utah Beer Festival and a chance to talk with those who created these foods. Reservations are required for $50 per person, and space is limited; visit devourutah.com for more information.
Quote of the Week: "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." —Charles Schulz
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