Bambara , Mondavi @ Metro, Talisker 

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Let it snow
To help celebrate the first snowfalls and the opening of Utah’s ski resorts, Bambara chef Nathan Powers has created what he calls “Snowstorm” specials to help benefit the Utah Avalanche Center. From Monday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 11, one dollar from each Powers Lunch Special will be donated to the Utah Avalanche Center. The daily three-course lunch specials include a choice of salad, one of four entrees, and one of Chef Powers’ special house-made cookies, packaged to go or eat in, and costs $13. Powers said, “I love Utah for the unsurpassed mountain recreation. The Utah Avalanche Center provides critical avalanche and mountain weather information to help people make life-and-death decisions in the backcountry. Their goal has been to keep people on top of the Greatest Snow on Earth instead of buried beneath it.” Bambara is located at 202 S. Main in the Hotel Monaco. Phone 801-363-5454 for reservations or visit Bambara-SLC.com.

Mondavi @ Metro
Metropolitan owner Karen Olson is hosting a wine dinner at her restaurant featuring Charles Krug Winery on Dec. 9. Wine maker Peter Mondavi will be on hand, and the dinner will also feature two guest chefs: Takashi Gibo from Takashi restaurant and Viet Pham from Forage. For more information and reservations, phone 801-364-3472. TheMetropolitan.com.

Talisker on Main
Look for the posh, members-only Talisker club to open Talisker on Main in January in Park City. Talisker on Main restaurant will be open to the public and feature the culinary stylings of John Murcko, a very talented and creative chef. Talisker’s lunch and dinner menus will emphasize fresh, seasonal ingredients for mountain-contemporary dining. Built to mimic Talisker’s luxury member services, Talisker on Main will offer a central dining room, private wine room, year-round patio and garden and will include a large open-air kitchen. TaliskerMountain.com.

Quote of the week: Flops are a part of life’s menu, and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.—Rosalind Russell

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