An enticing new Park City restaurant has just opened, called Tupelo (508 Main, Park City, 435-615-7700, TupeloParkCity.com). It's the creation of husband & wife team Matthew Harris and Maggie Alvarez. Harris is a talented chef who helped open Jean Georges Vongerichten's J&G Grill at the St. Regis Deer Valley and has also worked with Kevin Rathbun and Pano Karatossos at Atlanta's Kevin Rathbun Steak and Kyma Greek restaurant, respectively. The menu at Tupelo is globally influenced but also shows glimpses of Harris's Southern influences. Open daily for dinner from 5-10 p.m. (brunch and lunch are coming soon), Tupelo features a menu that includes char-grilled octopus with potato confit, Moroccan olives and saba; Maine crab fritters with sweet & sour okra; and Bear Lake Lamb meatballs with Gold Creek feta; pan-roasted elk with baked beans; faro and butternut squash risotto; house-made pappardelle with braised rabbit; and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Bonus: The wine selection at Tupelo is one of the best I've seen in some time.
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If you're interested in sharpening your knowledge of food and drink, the University of Utah probably has a Lifelong Learning class for you. Upcoming classes include Discover the World of Zinfandel, Fine Chocolates, The Art of Charcuterie, How to Brew Beer, All About Coffee and many others. Visit Continue.Utah.Edu to see the full schedule.
Fans of Porcupine Pub & Grill will be happy to know that there's a new Porc in town. A second Porcupine Pub & Grill has opened in the space that previously housed Market Street Broiler restaurant (258 S. 1300 East, 801-942-5555, PorcupinePub.com). There's not a trace of the Broiler left, however. The interior was completely gutted and built anew from the ground up. Porcupine Pub is open daily, and early on the weekend for brunch beginning at 9:30 a.m. The menu runs the gamut from delicious ahi spring rolls, pizzas, burritos and fish & chips, to entrees like filet mignon, grilled cilantro chicken and cherry-barbecued salmon. Wine, beer, cocktails and spirits are also available. Watch for a review in City Weekly next week.
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