It’s officially the last quarter of the year which can only mean one thing: it’s the holiday season. Ahhh! But before we get too far into Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas and the gluttony those entail, let’s take a moment to enjoy the fall in all its bounty. Take in the fall colors as you drive to Park City for a beer dinner and dining deals early in the month. Or stay in the city for cider, wine and cocktail parties. From to fundraisers to anniversary celebrations, this month is definitely overflowing with a basket full of fun dining activities along the Wasatch Front so be sure to get your tickets early so you won’t miss out on all the tasty adventures that await.
Goldener Hirsch Bier Garden dinner
Friday, October 2
Goldener Hirsch restaurant will host their final pairing event of the season with a “Bier Garden” event from 6-8 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $60. Teaming up with local Bohemian Brewery, this casual four-course dinner will include:
- Smoked Salmon Salad with blue potatoes, cucumber, charred pear, endive and lemon confit paired with Czech Pilsner.
- Moules Frites with Salt Spring mussels, Andouille sausage and fries paired with Noble Hefeweizen.
- Pitman Farm’s Chicken Schnitzel with paetzel, fennel choucroute and huckleberry mostarda paired with Marzen.
- For dessert, enjoy the blonde chocolate bombe paired with Churney Bock.
Winos for Rhinos
Saturday, October 3
This conservation fundraiser is a wine tasting and tapas event held in conjunction with an art and wildlife photography auction. The fundraiser will benefit rhinos, rhino habitat and the people who share their homes worldwide. The event begins at 6 p.m. at The Leonardo. Tickets are $75 each for advanced purchase here or $85 at the door. For guests 21 years and over.
Salt Lake Magazine cocktail contest wrap party
Sunday, October 4
Throughout the month of September, imbibers spent the days and nights trying and then voting on original cocktails based on seasonal ingredients from local farms—as mixologists were required to include at least two ingredients from participating farms in their drinks. You drank, you voted. Now, see who the winners are at the seasonal event at The Gallivan Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased here.
Under Current cider tasting class
Tuesday, October 6
Under Current bar is offering a special educational event around hard cider at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend is just $20 for cider pairings and $15 for food from Executive Chef Logen Crew. RSVPs are required and can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about all seven restaurants participating in the Autumn Cider Festival, visit here.
Park City Area Restaurant Association’s Dine About
Through October 11
Through Sunday, Oct. 11, more than 30 Park City restaurants are featuring affordable and delicious two-course lunches and three-course for just $10 or $15 per person for each lunch, and $20 or $40 per person for each dinner.
To enhance your culinary experience even more, Dine About has partnered with Stay Park City to offer outstanding lodging choices too. To take advantage of the special offers, visit www.stayparkcity.com/lodging/dineabout.
Provisions first anniversary dinner
Sunday, October 11
To celebrate their first anniversary, Provisions will host a special anniversary dinner on Sunday, October 11. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Cost of the event is $70 for dinner and $30 for wine. For more information and to make reservations, call 801-410-4046.
Utah Opera’s Libretti & Libations
Through October 18
The Utah Opera’s Libretti & Libations is underway this fall as the 2015-16 season of the Utah Opera kicks off with Puccini’s Tosca.
Through October 18, eight mixologists from around Salt Lake and Park City will craft cocktails inspired by the love-crossed work (as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias).
Imbibers have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Friday, October 16th performance of Tosca by visiting participating restaurants and then posting a photo of your libation of choice on Instagram or Twitter and tagging #UtahOperaSips) and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets.
La Caille fall harvest dinner
Wednesday, October 21
Experience the bounty of the season with a four-course dinner featuring fruits and vegetables from La Caille’s garden and orchard. Chef Billy Sotelo and his culinary team have harvested the ripe crops from the kitchen garden and created a menu not to be missed. The dinner’s wine pairing will feature the wines from La Caillle’s favorite vineyards in Rhone and Southern France. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. The cost is $60 for food and $35 for the wine pairing. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 801-942-1751.
Celebrate the Bounty
Thursday, October 15
Local First Utah’s annual fundraiser and gala is happening October 15 at Rico’s Warehouse from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy some of Utah’s finest fare from locally owned restaurants, artisans and food purveyors across the state. Also this year, local IG Winery will serve as the event’s signature wine purveyor in addition to cocktails crafted by Jake Hall of Bar X and O.P. Rockwell. Wasatch Brewery will provide beer. Tickets are $65 for food and two beverage tickets or $55 for food only.
Feast of Five Senses
Sunday, October 18
On October 18, Slow Food Utah will host their 11th annual Feast Of Five Senses beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Westminster College’s Jewitt Center for the Performing Arts. Proceeds from the Feast of Five Senses go toward Slow Food’s micro-grant program, supporting small farmers, school and community gardens, and food artisans, helping to build a strong and vibrant local food community that sustains and enriches us all. The year’s fundraising event features dishes from:
- Bowman Brown of Forage
- Logen Crew of Current
- Romina Rasmussen of Les Madeleines
- Jerry Liedtke of Tin Angel
- Emily Gassmann of Em’s
- Amber Billingsley of 3 Cups
- Jennifer Gilroy of Porch
- Tyler Stokes of Provisions
- Wendy Robinson of Liberty Heights Fresh
- Elisabeth LaFond of Bon Appetit
Wines will be provided by Francis Fecteau’s Libation LLC and beer is courtesy of Uinta Brewing. Tickets are $125 for food and wine pairings for Slow Food Utah members and $150 for non-members. Food only tickets are also available.