Here is what you need to know about Utah food & drink, from the food writer Ted Scheffler.
I was saddened to learn that Tom Guinney, one of the three (and the last living) original founders of Gastronomy Inc. passed away last week of natural causes at the age of 71. Guinney, along with with his partners Tom Sieg and John Williams (both deceased) opened The New Yorker in 1978, followed by restaurants such as Market Street Grill and Oyster Bar, Baci Trattoria, Cafe Pierpont, and others. His support of the arts and in preserving historic buildings and neighborhoods were just a couple examples of how much he loved and was involved in the community. Our condolences go out to Tom’s family, friends, and everyone whose lives he touched so positively.
Laurel Glen Vineyard
On Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m., Park City’s Tupelo restaurant will welcome California’s Laurel Glen Vineyard for a delectable wine dinner. Guests will be treated to a four-course meal featuring seasonal local ingredients, prepared by Chef & Owner Matt Harris and his talented team. During the dinner, Laurel Glen Vineyard General Manager & Partner Bettina Sichel will share her exceptional wines, some of which were special-ordered exclusively for this event. “We are so grateful to prepare a fresh, autumn meal alongside the complex, nuanced wines of Laurel Glen Vineyard,” said Matt Harris. “Now certified organic with exceptional attention to the care and gentle treatment of its harvest, it is one of the most iconic Cabernet vineyards in California”. Tickets for the 21+ event are $145; plus tax and gratuity, which includes dinner and wine pairings. Click here for reservations.
This Sunday, September 15th, the inaugural Bavarian Fall Festival – SnowWiesn – kicks off at Snowbasin Resort. The free, family-friendly Oktoberfest-style event includes live music, alpine horns, German-themed foods, craft German chocolates from Deziria, beers from Roosters Brewing, and more. Furthermore, SnowWiesn will take place at Snowbasin’s base area on September 22 and 29, from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. “With the phenomenal success of Blues, Brews & BBQ, we are pleased to expand our summer operations with a new event, the only premier Oktoberfest in Northern Utah. This fall will be the inaugural SnowWiesn and we look forward to building it in years to come,” said General Manager Davy Ratchford.
Culinary quote of the week:
I looooove cookbooks. I cook a lot when I’m pregnant. — Drew Barrymore
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Originally trained as an anthropologist, Ted Scheffler is a seasoned food, wine & travel writer based in Utah. He loves cooking, skiing, and spends an inordinate amount of time tending to his ever-growing herd of guitars and amplifiers.
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