Stein Lodge Unveils Holiday Gingerbread Firetruck
The Forbes Five-Star Stein Eriksen Lodge holiday display, now in its 22nd year, features a 12-foot-long gingerbread firetruck that was unveiled last week with members of the Park City Fire Department. Constructed by Executive Pastry Chef Jeremy Garcia and his team of pastry artists, the firetruck is parked alongside the 32-foot-tall Christmas tree as part of the Lodge’s festive holiday décor.
According to the folks at Stein’s, “Standing five feet tall, four feet wide, and 12 feet long, the festive firetruck includes 190 pounds of gingerbread, 120 pounds of icing, 10 pounds of chocolate, 400 egg whites, and three total pounds of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. A talented team of gingerbread specialists led by Chef Garcia and Chef Zane Holmquist, VP of Food & Beverage Operations and Corporate Chef, spent more than 50 hours mixing, baking, shaping, building, and decorating this year’s display.”
“Firetrucks have a way of lighting up the child in all of us – the awe, inspiration, and nostalgia – and we’re excited to bring it to life for the holiday season,” said Chef Garcia. “This also serves as a great opportunity to partner with our local fire department and honor our brave firefighters for their incredibly selfless service.”
Former gingerbread presentations have included an ornate gingerbread village, along with movie scenes from Home Alone, Star Wars, Peanuts, Frozen, Despicable Me 2, and Harry Potter, and detailed models of a retro-styled rocket ship, Norwegian Viking ship, whimsical carousel, the Eiffel Tower, and the Empire State Building.
Holiday Cabaret at Grand America
On the nights before Christmas, when spirits are bright, the folks at Grand America invite you to “toast the season at Holiday Cabaret, a special limited engagement with songstress Bridget Galanis. Stay cozy in the vintage ambiance of the Gibson Lounge, The Grand America’s classic cocktail bar, as Bridget lights up the room with songs that harken to holidays past.”
Seating is limited for this three-night run. Tickets are available for purchase at the Grand America website for Thursday, December 21st, through Saturday, December 23rd. Drinks and dinner service in the Gibson Lounge begins at 6:00 PM. Holiday Cabaret begins at 8:00 PM.
In addition to classic and craft cocktails, Gibson Lounge also offers a dining menu that includes items such as Slow-Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs, Roasted Turkey Sandwich, Mesclun Green Salad, Bacon Cheeseburger, Lentil and Kale Soup, desserts, and more.
Spice Holiday Pop-Up
The friendly folks at Spice Kitchen Incubator are hosting a merry and bright Holiday Pop-Up this Sunday, December 10th, from 1 to 4 pm at their Spice on 9th location (422 W. 900 S., SLC).
Spice Kitchen Incubator entrepreneurs Delicius and Kurdish Katering will be offering delicious Venezuelan and Kurdish items, respectively.
In addition, International Rescue Committee small business vendors Polynesian Creations, Inca May Style, African United Store, ZZolari, Kalani Tonga Designs, UT’Art Shoes, and Free Women will be selling goods such as Polynesian-inspired apparel and accessories, Honduran and Peruvian Arts and Imports, African imports, Tongan art, scarves, jewelry, and more.