Gastronomic SLC: Upcoming food and drink events for your calendar

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Donkey And Goat wine dinner at Pago

While all the hubbub of late has been for the new downtown Pago (On Main), tomorrow night (Tuesday November 23rd) the original restaurant hosts Donkey & Goat winemaker and owner, Jared Brandt. A five course paired dinner begins at 6.00 p.m. and costs $65 for food and $45 for wine. Menu as follows:

  • Goat cheese toast, whipped local goat cheese, Table X bread
  • Donkey & Goat “Lilv’s Cuvee” 2020 Pet Nat + Chardonnay, Anderson Valley
  • Squash and burrata, Caputo’s burrata, pomegranate, Keep it Real squash
  • Donkey & Goat “Gadabout” 2018, Grenache Blance, CA
  • Mushrooms, white wine, lemon, herbs
  • Donkey & Goat “Ramato” Pinot Gris, Anderson Valley
  • Braised beef short rib, almond mole, baby carrots, potato and poblano hash
  • Donkey & Goat “Linda Vista” 2020 + Chardonnay + Napa Valley
  • Apple crisp
  • Donkey & Goat “Fenaughty” 2018 + Syrah, El Dorado

878 S 900 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 532-0777

Churros for change

November 30th is the date for this event put together by local Churro-slingers San Diablo. The event is in aid of a number of local nonprofits and will feature all you can eat churros, live music, tacos, and plenty more. Tickets start from just $15.

The Shops at South Town (former Macy’s building on the south side)
10450 State Street, Sandy, UT 84070

Porch seven course dinners

Head to Daybreak’s Porch on November 30th or December 1st or December 2nd as owner and exec chef Jennifer Gilroy will be heading up the line for a very special seven course dinner. Cost is $65 for food and $30 for wine pairing. Menu as follows:

  • Butter poached shrimp, passionfruit “caviar”, melted fennel
  • Willim / gewurztraminer reserve, 2018, Loire Valley
  • Thai butternut soup, spiced peanuts
  • Roasted beet carpaccio, candied kumquat, arugula, smoked shallot vinaigrette, pistachio crumble
  • Silvio grasso, dolcetto, 2018, Piedmont
  • Sweet potato gnocchi, lardon, sage brown butter, pecans, marshmallow char
  • Intermezzo, prosecco grapefruit granita, mint
  • Snake River Farms wagyu, pommes pure, sweet onion confit, fried kale, pomegranate port, demiglace
  • Hijos de juan gil, Monastrell, 2017, Jumilla
  • Panna cotta, vanilla, goat’s milk, blackberries, toffee tuile
  • Quady essensia, orange muscat, 2017 / California

11274 Kestrel Rise Rd, South Jordan, UT 84009
(801) 679-1066

Caputo’s chocolate fest

Here’s a quick reminder that Caputo’s tenth annual choc fest is coming up quickly. This years even mirrors that of 2020, being held entirely online. Pickup (or have delivered) a box of inspired sweet and savory goodies from Caputo’s – then kick back on the sofa and enjoy the experience online via Zoom.

Ogden Holiday food market

The third annual Craft Lake City Holiday Market is back December 3rd through 4th. This years event will be held at Ogden’s Monarch located in the Nine Rails Creative District (455 25th Street). Local food trucks will set up outside preparing hot food, and there will be many Utah-based craft food artisans inside selling pre-packaged treats. This year’s food vendors include (notes from CLC):

  • Argentina’s Best Empanadas – perfectly-baked savory hand pies in both traditional and unconventional options
  • Bohemian Baklava – one-of-a-kind baklava in flavors like s’mores, fruit cake, cherry cordial, and cheesecake
  • Brookey Bakes – classic holiday baked goods like Christmas cookies, muddy buddies, and hand pies
  • Cupbop: mouth-watering bibimbap bowls in all different levels of spiciness
  • Kahve Cafe – thick, full-bodied Turkish coffee to warm you from head to toe
  • Lucky Slice – fan-favorite thin-crust pizzas with vegetarian and vegan options aplenty
  • Mountain Born Creamery – natural, fresh-churned artisanal flavored butters
  • Petra’s Backstubchen – traditional German baked goods like pretzels, strudels, cakes, and more
  • San Diablo Churros – the best churros you’ll ever eat, full stop
  • Sirop Co. – sweet syrups made for cocktails, sodas, and more
  • Taisa’s Sweets – indulgent fudge in an array of crowd-pleasing flavors
  • The Chocolate Conspiracy: artfully-crafted chocolate made from unroasted cacao and honey
  • World’s Best Corndogs – mouth-watering, perfectly golden crisp corndogs
  • Z’s Hot Sauce – gourmet Ogden-made hot sauces, seasonings, & Bloody Mary mix

Cast your vote for the best in Utah!

I just wanted to remind you of our yearly reader’s choice awards – these are ongoing through the end of this month. I’d love for your input and vote on the best and brightest in our state. The very best burgers and bakers and burritos – and much much more. As a reader of Gastronomic SLC you’re savvier than most, let’s recognize the best out there.

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Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you!  I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune.  I’ve worked extensively with other local publications from Utah Stories through to Salt Lake Magazine and Visit Salt Lake.   I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for more than a decade.   I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration  and the use of too many big words I don’t understand.   What they’re saying about me: “Not inaccurate”, “I thought he was older”, “I don’t share his feelings”.