Shwe Letyar Sushi Debut, and More News

This week’s foodie news.


Deer Valley Creative Academy Launches

In July Deer Valley Resort will launch its new Deer Valley Creative Academy in the Deer Valley Plaza building and invites chefs and artists of all abilities to embark on a journey of culinary and creative discovery. A unique blend of cooking and tasting experiences will be offered for guests eager to enhance their culinary skills or advance their palates.

“The introduction of the Deer Valley Creative Academy brings an exciting new dimension to Deer Valley’s renowned guest experience,” said Deer Valley Resort Vice President of Food & Beverage Jacob Musyt. “Our extensive lineup of culinary classes and innovative workshops cater to both Deer Valley’s visiting guests and the local community. These weekly sessions will provide interactive experiences, allowing guests to fully engage in the unique offerings and talents found in our incredible mountain destination.”

“Passionate foodies, aspiring sommeliers and everyone in between can find the perfect creative outlet at Deer Valley Creative Academy. Gourmands can expand their love for food and drink with a diverse range of cooking and wine pairing classes, led by industry professionals and local experts. Novices to experts can dive into hands-on classes to learn how to create beautiful cookie décor or impress with their own handmade tortillas and more. Classes range from $35 to $75 per person and require reservations.”

Reservations are now available for summer classes, which include: Exploring Sparkling Wines from Around the World (July 8), Tacos featuring Handmade Tortillas (July 9), Kids Cookie Decorating (July 22), Pie and Beer (July 23), and many more through the beginning of September. 

Shwe Letyar Sushi Debuts at Spice Kitchen

Spice Kitchen Incubator announced the recent opening of Shwe Letyar Sushi, (751 West 800 South) specializing in fresh sushi and Burmese dishes. According to Spice Kitchen, “Owner Jadim Lahpai is an Asian immigrant from Myanmar. She and her husband arrived in Utah in the summer of 2011. Jadim initially learned to cook rice alongside her mother when she was a young child. As she got older, her mother taught her how to make many more dishes to feed her family, including her five siblings.” 

“After graduating high school, Jadim spent five years in Malaysia. It was there that she met her future husband and was also introduced to sushi, which has become her favorite food. After lots of experimentation and practice to perfect her sushi-making skills, Jadim now wants to share her love of sushi and other Burmese specialties with her customers.” 

Log Haven’s Casey Bard Wins SALT Award

Congratulations to Casey Bard, Log Haven restaurant’s Assistant Banquet Manager, who won a prestigious SALT (Service, Accomplishment, Leadership and Tenacity) Award at last week’s SALT Awards Evening presented by Visit Salt Lake at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. 

According to Visit Salt Lake, “These awards celebrate hospitality workers that exemplify service, accomplishment, leadership and tenacity (SALT), with categories in the lodging and dining industries as well as an award that encompasses those involved with attractions, venues, caterers and transportation.”

Casey was awarded an engraved SALT crystal award and a check for $1,000.00. 

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