Utah Updates & Events :: August 2014

The newest location of Caputo's in Holladay.
The newest location of Caputo's in Holladay.

Summer isn’t over yet, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!  There’s still plenty of sunshine, the perfect amount of heat, and more than enough going on around town to keep you entertained.  Check out these upcoming events around Utah to soak up the last few days of summer.

Napa Valley Vintners Ambassador Program Wine Social :: August 24
The Wine Academy of Utah has been selected to participate in the Napa Valley Vintners Ambassador Program to promote wine from the Napa Valley region.  On Sunday, August 24, Jim Santangelo of the Wine Academy will host a wine tasting social at The Leonardo Museum paired with food from the museum’s Salt Bistro from 6-9 pm for $75/person.  Tickets are available online here.

The newest location of Caputo's in Holladay.
The newest location of Caputo’s in Holladay.

Copper Onion & Caputo’s Cheese Collaboration :: Starting August 30
The cheese experts at Caputo’s teamed up with the culinary experts at Copper Onion to create an exclusive cheese that will only be sold and served at the two local outposts.  Dubbed the Copper Caputo, the cheese begins as a young Asiago and is rubbed with a Sour Cherry and Brandy reduction (Copper Onion’s creation), then aged with care by the Caputo’s cheese professionals.  The result is a sweet and nutty cheese as outstandingly unique as its creators.  Available on the menu at Copper Onion and all Caputo’s locations starting August 30.

Slow Food Utah’s 10th Annual Feast of Five Senses Dinner :: September 21
Slow Food Utah is a non-profit organization focused on food education, connecting local farmers and food producers with consumers, and supporting sustainable food resources.  Their annual fund raiser is the Feast of Five Senses Dinner, an extravagant meal created by a team of Salt Lake City’s best chefs.  This year’s theme is Heirloom: Celebrating Our Food Heritage, with dishes highlighting ingredients and dishes from our collective food heritage.

Chefs from Bambara, Meditrina, Del Mar al Lago, Vinto, Em’s, Finca and more will create a multi-course meal for $125/person with an optional wine pairing by Libation LLC for $25.  Slow Food members receive $25 off dinner and the pairing.  Tickets are available online here.

Afternoon Tea at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
Tea and treats from the Tulips & Tea event at the Grand America in the spring.

Grand America’s New Afternoon Tea Menu :: Continuous
The Grand America Hotel has revamped its Afternoon Tea menu, which now features dishes with local ingredients and house-made breads.  Menu items include finger sandwiches filled with cucumber and cream cheese, egg salad, thinly-sliced steak and gorgonzola cheese, ham and cheese with tomato chutney, and lobster roll.  The formal tea service is served at 1 pm and 3:30 pm in the lobby lounge with live harp or piano music.  Tea is $24 for adults, $20 for children; Grand Traditions Tea (with sparkling wine and a cheese platter) is $42.  Reservations are recommended; call 801-258-6707.

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