Tastemakers 2015 Tastings
Tastemakers 2015 Tastings:
268 South State Street · Salt Lake City | 801/779.4747 · alamexo.com
Alamexo provides authentic Mexican cuisine in a spirited atmosphere with top-shelf tequilas and warm hospitality, all found in downtown, Salt Lake City. In keeping with traditional Mexican values and roots, we source only the finest organic and natural products for our menu. We feature Niman ranch meats, responsibly harvested seafood, and buy from local farmers in season.
Alamexo’s signature guacamole made with Hass avocados, fresh cilantro, organic tomatoes, jalapeños and white onion.
376 east 8th ave · Salt Lake City | 385/227.8628 · avenuesproper.com
“Avenues Proper” derives its name form our location in the heart of of one of Salt Lake City’s oldest neighborhoods. As Utah’s smallest brewery, we offer truly unique artisan beers, and our from-scratch, elevated pub cuisine expresses our commitment to local and sustainable foods.
Tasting: Chicken Liver Mousse or Beet Salad
Chicken Liver Mousse with cherry mostarda or Roasted Beet Salad (house made fresh cheese, roasted and pickled beets, greens, house granola).
165 South West Temple · Salt Lake City | 801/322.2421 · benihana.com
At the heart of the Benihana experience lies the teppanyaki table, where your personal chef prepares tender steaks, juicy chicken and succulent seafood right before your eyes. Enjoy a sushi feast in our downstairs sushi lounge, or as an appetizer to complement your teppanyaki meal. Think of Benihana for your next event or special occasion celebration.
Las Vegas Roll – Salmon, avocado and cream cheese in a deep-fried roll, with jalapeño and spicy sauce on top.
Crunchy Roll – Shrimp tempura, avocado, cucumber and crab mix inside, topped with tempura crumbs.
Alaskan Roll – A creamy California Roll topped with salmon and avocado.
55 West 100 South · Salt Lake City | 801/364.8833 · caffemolise.com
Caffé Molise features fresh Italian cuisine inspired by the Molise region of Italy. Enjoy dinner surrounded by local art in our dining room or choose a table on our delightful garden patio. Friday evenings feature live jazz with the John Flander’s Trio. Caffé Molise is the perfect pre-theatre, opera, symphony, concert, or sporting event dining location.
Tasting: Pollo alla Gratella
Marinated grilled chicken breast topped with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and a gorgonzola cream sauce.
10720 Holiday Park Drive · Sandy | 801/572.5177 · carverssteaksofutah.com
Join us by the fire and allow our caring, knowledgeable staff to create a delicious and memorable evening.for you. At Carvers Steaks and Seafood, we feature perfectly aged, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, creative appetizers, a full bar and an extensive wine list. We have four private dining rooms, banquet menus and catering to satisfy all your dining needs.
Tasting: Whiskey Peppercorn & Mushroom Beef Tips
Beef Tenderloin tips served with a Whiskey Peppercorn Sauce.
2260 South 310 West · Salt Lake City | 801/467.2890 · Facebook/Delmar.al.lago
Del Mar al Lago Prides itself on providing new and exotic dishes from Peru right in our own backyard. Escape at Del Mar al Lago.
Tasting: Peruvian Croquettes
Seasoned Steak, Aji Verde Aioli and Onion Sarza Criolla.
317 South Main Street · Salt Lake City | 801/359.8447 · evaslc.com
We are a small restaurant with big flavors, open late on both weekends and weekdays. Our tapas-style dining promotes a communal sense of enjoyment, with the sharing of dishes highly encouraged. We have an extensive and varied menu full of small dishes, not-so-small dishes, craft cocktails, a hand-picked wine list, and desserts that are made at Eva’s Bakery, our French-style boulangerie just down the street.
Tasting: Oink, Oink, Oink
Pork belly, pork loin, bacon-wrapped garlic, celery-apple salad, mustard vinaigrette, and cambozola.
4000 Canyons Resort drive · Park City | 435/615.8080 · canyonsresort.com/dining
This award-winning, farm-to-table restaurant features an innovative menu that focuses on regionally sourced ingredients from organic and sustainable producers. The Farm is an absolute must for those who appreciate flavors at the peak of their season.
Tasting: Rabbit Panzella
Rabbit Panzella served with rabbit confit, carrot bread, roots, herbs, greens, local feta mousse and cipolinni dressing.
195 Historic 25th Street, 2nd Floor · Ogden | 801/399.0088 · hearth25.com
Offering from-scratch seasonal dishes, with focus on live fire cooking, our HEARTH is the “heart” of our kitchen. We support local farms and ranches by incorporating their most beautiful products in our menu to offer a dining experience that is unrivaled in the area. Our Title 32B Lounge, named after Utah’s post-prohibition liquor law, features handcrafted cocktails based on classic templates from a scratch bar, with hand cut ice and premium spirits.
Tasting: 'Slow Food' Triple Meat Stroganoff
Mafaldine noodles made in house with local grains, braised “Willard” Black Wagyu Beef, Christiansen Family Farm Berkshire Pork, Cross Quarter Circle Ranch “Ark of Taste” Tunis Lamb, hearty brown sauce, caramelized onions and mushrooms, stone ground mustard creme fraiche, dehydrated mustard and fresh chives.
163 West 200 South · Salt Lake City | 801/350.0888 · jwongutah.com
2015 Salt Lake magazine Dining Award winner, J. Wong’s Asian Bistro, serves fresh and sophisticated Thai and Chinese cuisine in a stylish, contemporary setting. J. Wong’s serves dinner every day, lunch Monday-Saturday.
Tasting: Pla Goong
Grilled Shrimp, shallots, scallions, fresh mint and lemongrass tossed in sweet chili lime vinaigrette.
2155 south highland drive · Salt Lake City | 801/946.2079 · kimishouse.com
Welcome to Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House, European-influenced fine dining and an elegant social atmosphere, located in The Commons at Sugar House. SLC’s First-class Fish & Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar Lounge. We promise an intimate and relaxed dining experience that offers something different to local and foreign patrons and ensures you enjoy a memorable food experience every time.
Tasting: Fresh Oysters
Jalapeño and cilantro mignonette, house cocktail and fresh lemon.
48 Market Street · Salt Lake City | 801/322.4668 · marketstreetgrill.com
Market Street Grill has been rated as Utah’s most popular seafood concept, serving an expansive variety of contemporary dishes, along with Angus Beef steaks and a delicious array of non-seafood choices. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Tasting: Crab Cakes
Maryland lump style crab cakes with tartar sauce.
60 Market Street · Salt Lake City | 801/363.0166 · newyorkerslc.com
The New Yorker, is “the place to dine” in Salt Lake City. The New Yorker has consistently been rated as Utah’s dining establishment of choice. The delectable menus that change with the seasons and the exceptionally gracious service contribute to their many awards.
Tasting: New Yorker "Kick Ass" Chili
Award-winning beanless chili featuring Top Sirloin Beef.
600 south 700 east · Salt Lake City | 801/220.0500 · rodiziogrill.com
Rodizio Grill is The Brazilian ?Steakhouse and a staple of Salt Lake City for over 16 years. Featuring a parade of three-foot grilled meat skewers, perfectly seasoned and carved tableside by Brazilian Gauchos. Unlimited appetizers, gourmet salads and traditional homemade desserts make for an unforgettable dining experience.
Tasting: Peru com Bacon & Abacaxi
Try our famous Turkey Wrapped in Bacon which features flavorful turkey breast cubed and wrapped in honey cured bacon and grilled to perfection. End with our guest favorite, fresh glazed and grilled pineapple. Both a Rodizio Grill must-try.
275 South West Temple · Salt Lake City | 801/363.2000 · ruthschris.com
Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves only the finest USDA Prime beef available. The steaks are hand-selected from the top 2% of the country’s beef and served the Ruth’s Chris signature way: “sizzling” on a 500 degree plate so that every last bite stays hot and delicious. While Ruth’s Chris is the largest fine dining steak house in the world, our Salt Lake location is locally owned and operated – you know us!
Tasting: Prime Slider
Prime tenderloin filet topped with our signature BBQ butter and served on a fresh baked roll.
209 East 500 South · Salt Lake City | 801/531.9800 ext. 122 TheLeonardo.org/Salt
SALT Bistro is a food lovers delight! The Leonardo’s Executive Chef Zanetta Jones creates innovative dishes sourced locally, inspired globally. Open daily; watch for expanded menus and service coming soon.
Tasting: Savory Creme Brule
Savory goat cheese crème brule with sautéed red wine mushrooms, braised pork shoulder and micro greens.
508 main Street · Park City | 435/940.1000 · silverrestaurant.com
Silver, a vibrant restaurant, bar and lounge in Park City, fuses the excitement of a metropolitan lounge with the flair and fine cuisine of a world-class culinary destination. Their delectable Modern American dishes are grounded in traditional Mediterranean methods and are both thoughtfully prepared and artfully presented. Paired with their inspired menu, the Silver experience is enhanced with a 3,000-bottle wine cellar and unique artisan cocktail program.
Tasting: Charred Octopus
Baby octopus and wilted greens topped with a spicy orange vanilla vinaigrette.
255 South West Temple · Salt Lake City · 801/238.4748 | spencersforsteaksandchops.com
Tasting: Petit Filet
Spencer’s Petit Filet over truffle-scented smashed potato.
147 WEST 300 SOUTH · Salt Lake City | 801-363-BREW (2739) · squatters.com
Squatters Pub Brewery has been creating award-winning craft beer and serving traditional pub fare and eclectic daily specials since 1989. Squatters is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch and is the perfect choice for large group reservations and private parties and events.
Tooele Valley Andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp, peppers and onions in a spicy Cajun sauce over fiesta rice. The perfect pairing is our Vienna Märzen, a lager bier, lightly hopped and brewed with slightly sweet caramel malt that perfectly complements the spiciness of the jambalaya.
129 East 13800 South Suite a7 · Draper | 385/259.7117 · sweetarleens.com
Using only the finest, freshest ingredients, there is no skimping in the Sweet Arleen’s kitchen. Each cupcake and bread pudding is prepared to ensure perfect product, each and every time. The 3-peat champion of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars is now located in Draper.
Tasting: Mini Cupcakes
Mini cupcakes in assorted flavors: red velvet, lemon, strawberry, chocolate.
50 South main Street · Salt Lake City | 385/232.8070 · texasdebrazil.com
Texas de Brazil, the nation’s premier Brazilian steakhouse, features extensive meat selections of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and sausage all deliciously seasoned and carved table side by the restaurant’s authentically costumed “gauchos.” The restaurant also features a fresh gourmet salad area containing more than 50 items.
Tasting: Churrasco Flank Steak
Steak topped with chimichurri sauce and accompanied with horseradish mashed potatoes.
365 West 400 South · Salt Lake City | 801/328.4155 · thetinangel.com
The Tin Angel is a lively, welcoming café with a strong emphasis on high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. The rituals of dining are lovingly balanced with art, music and a creative culinary palate. Tin Angel has become a much loved staple in the Salt Lake dining scene. Reservations welcome.
Tasting: Tin Angel Cafe
Braised Jones Creek short ribs with artichoke heart mashed potatoes and wild mushroom ragout.
3000 Canyons Resort Drive · Park City | 435/655.2270 · draftsparkcity.com
Drafts would make most people think of cold beer, which it should because this gastro pub has over 50 beers from around the world, an extensive wine list and a fully stocked liquor bar served by expert mixologists. In this case, Drafts is also synonymous with hand-crafted burgers, stone hearth pizzas, and gourmet pub food.
Tasting: Southwest Asian Fusion Pork Belly Sliders
Pork belly tossed in a spicy Asian sauce with serrano peppers, carrots, celery, daikon, and served in a steamed bun.
3000 Canyons Resort Drive · Park City | 435/655.2260 · edgeparkcity.com
Edge Steakhouse is a modern twist on the traditional steakhouse, offering an outstanding selection of entrees along with a large variety of creative appetizers and desserts. In addition to a full bar, Edge features a great selection of domestic, international and local beers, as well as one of the largest wine selections in Park City.
Tasting: Niman Ranch Lamb Chop
Grilled Niman Ranch Lamb T-Bone Chop garnished with local Utah cherry-jalapeño jam, honey comb, and freshly grated horseradish.