Caputo’s Market and Deli is well known around Salt Lake City as being an excellent resource for artisan cheese and charcuterie, an overwhelming supply of chocolate (the world’s largest selection, actually) and a great place to learn about all things food and alcohol related. But what many people don’t realize is that Caputo’s also serves food to enjoy on site. The Caputo’s on 15th and 15th in Salt Lake City debuted their cheese flights on Saturday and it was a reminder of how awesome their patio is to enjoy a glass of wine and some food.
Caputo’s on 15th and 15th sits in the cozy neighborhood near Mazza, Fresco and Starbucks. The store is much smaller than its downtown counterpart, adding to the neighborhood charm, and its patio is perfect for people watching. On Thursdays throughout the summer the patio hosts a live band while a steady stream of people walking their dogs or going out for a run maintain the visual entertainment.
The menu offers light fare typical of deli-style classics like sandwiches and salads. The sandwiches are not to be missed! They even serve a small selection of breakfast items, perfect for a quick bite before you get on with your day.
The recently-introduced cheese flights are my new favorite. There are three available (ranging between $8.99 and $9.99), each progressing in intensity and meant to complement each other. All have a suggested alcohol pairing; each one corresponds to a beer, white wine or red wine. Each cheese flight comes with bread and “antipasti nibbles” of olives and sun-dried tomatoes.
We tried all three flights while we listened to a live jazz band and enjoyed the patio weather that is finally here. I think Caputo’s patio, surrounded by friends and cheese, is going to be my new summer hang out.
Go to Caputo’s on 15th & 15th for :: The cheese flights! Notes :: Open Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.