King's English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, is hosting a book signing of "Small Parties," by Marguerite Henderson (Gibbs Smith, $19.95) Friday, 7 p.m. Henderson, of Salt Lake City, teaches local cooking classes (484-9100).
Harmons Grocery Stores and surrounding communities raised $53,203 for 61 Utah schools during Harmons' 19th annual PTA Day on Feb. 7. The event exceeded the $46,000 goal for 2008.
Valentine's Day menus are being offered at several restaurants Thursday. Reservations are required:
The Sun & Moon Cafe, 5195 Emigration Canyon, has a fixed-price four-course dinner with optional wine pairing. The menu includes roasted butternut squash soup, arugula salad with lemon basil vinaigrette, prime rib or sea bass, and truffles in a cookie basket. Price is $45 per person (583-8331).
Bambara, 202 S. Main, offers a Sweethearts Menu designed for sharing beginning at 5:30 p.m. Appetizer is Dungeness crab salad, $15; entrees are a choice of pan-seared tuna with braised red onion-barley risotto, $35; or a pan-seared duck breast confit with crimson lentil-pistachio cake, $33. Dessert is baked chocolate mousse and toasted almond yogurt, $8.50 (www.bambara-slc.com).
The Paris, 1500 S. 1500 East, is presenting a five-course dinner from 5-10 p.m. Choice of entrees of pan-seared pancetta-wrapped king salmon and fresh day-boat scallop, served with celery root and potato rosti; free-range chicken breast coq au vin, with a wild rice risotto cake; filet of prime New York strip loin Oscar; or Alaskan king crab with roasted fingerling potatoes. Cost is $74.95 per person (486-5585).
Vienna Bistro, 132 S. Main, offers a fixed-price four-course dinner from 5-8:30 p.m. The menu includes house-cured dried beef, Sexy & Spicy Clam Chowder, petite filet and jumbo prawns, fingerling potatoes and vegetable medley, with Baked Alaska for dessert. Price is $65 per couple; wine pairings, $35 (322-0334).
Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill at The Gateway is offering a Valentine's Day menu Thursday-Sunday. It includes a "two hearts" appetizer of artichoke hearts and hearts of palm, $8.99; choice of chile-crusted sea scallops with wasabi mashed potato, $19.99; or ancho pork tenderloin with sweet potato hay and mashed potatoes, $16.99 (456-0450).
Lugano, 3364 S. 2300 East, is offering a fixed-price five-course menu Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 4:45 p.m. Diners can pick from five choices for each course. Price is $59 per person with $39 optional wine pairing. The regular menu won't be served those nights (412-9994 or luganorestaurant.com).