The 4th annual Feast of 5 Senses is hosted by Slow Food Utah at Copper Moose Farm, 115 Old Ranch Road, Park City, on Aug. 16, 5:30 p.m. The fundraiser dinner features artisan, seasonal and local ingredients. Participating chefs include Greg Neville of Lugano, Dave Jones of Bambara, Jerry Garcia of Chez Betty, Colton Soelberg and Joseph McRae of Pizzeria 712, Aimee Altizer of Talisker and Amber Billingsley of Farina Cakes. Menu items include Morgan Valley Lamb Shanks, Beehive Habanero-Cheddar Barley Risotto and Cox Honey Roasted Blackberries.
A food-lover's silent auction offers items such as cooking classes, autographed cook books, food tours and food gifts. Proceeds will fund Slow Food Utah's Food Artisan Micro Grant program. Cost is $85 for dinner, $35 for optional wine or beer pairing. Tickets are available at 706-8828 or www.slowfoodutah.org.
National S'mores Day is Sunday, and The Hershey Co. is offering a s'mores recipes to celebrate, at www.smoresfun.com. Variations on the traditional s'more include Chocolate Banana S'mores with small slices of banana, and Peanutty S'mores with a thin layer of peanut butter spread on graham cracker.
Ferragosto Italian festival takes place Aug. 16, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at 300 S. 450 West. The public can enjoy Italian cuisine and drinks while being entertained with Italian food booths, bocce ball tournament, live music, dancing, arts and crafts, Italian cars and motor scooters. A Colosimo's sausage-eating contest takes place at 4 p.m. (Italian CenterUtah.com).
The Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City and Bambara restaurant will co-host the fourth annual "A Park in Paris" picnic to benefit The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit land conservation organization on Tuesday, 5 7 p.m., at 15 W. 200 South. The hotel Monaco will transform its Paris Ballroom into a "city of lights" park, with food, fun, games and music. A suggested donation of $20 is welcome at the door. Make reservations at Reline. [email protected] or at 801-990-9729.
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].