The Park City Food & Wine Classic takes place Thursday through Sunday, with gourmet dinners, seminars, wine tastings and culinary demonstrations. Thursday night is "A Toast to Remember" at Stein Eriksen Lodge, $125. On Friday, there's a "Cook With Tillamook" seminar at the Sky Lodge in Park City, $40; "Tuscany's Best Seminar" at Hotel Park City, $65; and a Stroll of Park City on Historic Main Street, with food samplings from nine restaurants, $65. On Saturday, The Canyons Resort hosts wine seminars from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., priced from $25-50; and a Grand Tasting from 3-6 p.m., $75. On Sunday, the Canyons Resort hosts a brunch, $19, and a champagne and caviar seminar at 1 p.m., $65. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, wine-maker dinners will be offered at several Park City restaurants (877-328-2783 or www.ParkCityFoodandWineClassic.com).
The House of Bread, 2005 E. 2700 South, is celebrating seven years in in Salt Lake City. Owner Lynne Aoyama is challenging community residents to lose 10 pounds in six weeks. Beginning July 19, the bakery will give away a loaf of fat-free, 100 percent honey whole wheat bread to each of the first 200 people to weigh in. Through the end of August, House of Bread will extend a 50 percent discount on honey whole wheat bread for each weigh in. Those who reach the 10-pound goal will receive half-price House of Bread salads for themselves through the end of the year (466-1758 or [email protected]).
The Sun & Moon Cafe, 5195 Emigration Canyon, is hosting a night with blues artist Eddie Turner, July 21, 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $16; dinner and drinks are sold separately. Reservations required. The cafe is also hosting live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, and brunch and breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays until 2 p.m. (583-8331).
Market Street restaurants and fish markets are celebrating wild Alaska salmon season through August. All Market Street Grill & Oyster Bar locations will feature salmon broiled, gilled, blackened, poached, sauteed and smoked in appetizers, salads and entrees. Free salmon recipes are provided at the company's fish counters and at www.ginc.com.
Wild Alaska salmon is known for its flavor and texture. Thriving along 34,000 miles of Alaska coastline, the salmon eat only the food nature provides. Since 1959, Alaska's state constitution has mandated that all seafood be managed for sustainability, so that the supply isn't depleted.
Baxter's American Restaurant, located outside of The Gateway Shopping Center on 400 West and South Temple, has introduced a new "little eaters" menu. There are five entrees for children ages 12 and younger: Baxter's "Burger for Little Hands," house-made chicken fingers, Leon's foot-long corn dog, grilled cheese sandwich and fresh angel hair pasta. All entrees are $5 and come with French fries or a mixed green salad. A scoop of Spotted Dog ice cream and drinks are available to complete the meal (www.baxtersamerican.com or 456-8999).
The Mimi's Cafe restaurant chain is launching a "Just Enough" dinner menu for diners seeking smaller-portioned meals. The six dishes range in price from $8.29 to $11.49. Soup or salad can be added for $1.20 more. The "Just Enough" dinner menu is launched on the heels of the "Just Enough" lunch menu, which has been a hit with guests since it began in May.Tony Caputo's Market & Deli, 311 W. 300 South, celebrated a grand reopening last week. The store recently expanded and upgraded its facility, adding a cheese cave that controls temperature, climate and other atmospheric variables for aging cheese. There is also a salami curing cell for Creminelli brand salami, and a display of more than 275 types of fine chocolate. The store showcases many artisan products, such as Beehive Cheese, as well as imported products, such as olive oil and balsamic vinegars.
Submit announcements to Valerie Phillips, food editor, Deseret News, 30 E. 100 South, P.O. Box 1257, Salt Lake City, UT 84110 or [email protected].