Slow Food PC
The slow-food movement, which began in Europe, is dedicated to linking the pleasure of good food with a commitment to local communities and the environment. Today, the international nonprofit Slow Food organization has more than 100,000 members in more than 150 countries, and 1,300 local chapters. The newest of these is Slow Food Park City, a chapter of Slow Food USA. Slow Food Park City advocates for food and farming policies that benefit the public and are good for farmers and workers and the planet, seeking to transform our food and farming system through the power of everyday people. An important aspect of Slow Food Park City is keeping local farmers and producers in business, which in turn supports the local economy. Dollars spent close to home stay close to home. Slow Food endorses local Park Silly Market vendors such as Gold Creek Farms, Melty Way, Nature Baked, Sadees’ Pride, Red Bicycle Breadworks, Samak Smoke House, Tifie Ranch and Yummy Salsa. For more information and membership opportunities, contact Susan Odell at email@example.com. Slow Food Park City is also on Facebook.
Wild Wine Dinner
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Wild Grape New West Bistro will host a wine dinner showcasing the wines of Argentine producer Luigi Bosca. This will be an informal, “free-form” wine dinner, where attendees can be seated at their convenience, any time between 6 and 9 p.m. In attendance to roam around, talk about the wines and answer queries will be Luigi Bosca Winery’s Hugo Stabio and Debbie Lane, owner of wine import company Testa Wines, in New York City. Menu items include an organic lettuce and goat cheese salad paired with La Linda Vineyard Torrentés; wood-grilled salmon with forest mushrooms and fennel pollen paired with El Paraíso Vineyard Pinot Noir Reserva; La Linda Vineyard Malbec Reserva with pepper-crusted bavette steak and chimichurri; and, for dessert, The Gala 3 (a gorgeous blend of Viognier, Chardonnay and Riesling) with grilled peaches and cinnamon ice cream. The cost for the dinner is $35 for food and $30 for the optional wine pairings, per person. For reservations, phone 801-746-5565.
Quote of the week: Lunch is for wimps. —Gordon Gekko (Wall Street)