Bar-X & Viet Pham Team Up for Beer Bar 

Also: Pride Mountain Vineyards at Franck's, Guy Fieri in Park City

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Pham & Burrell Buddy Up
You’re probably familiar with Ty Burrell, the actor and part-time Salt Lake City resident who plays the all-thumbs dad Phil Dunphy on ABC’s delightful Modern Family. And you probably also know rising Food Network star Chef Viet Pham, co-owner of Forage restaurant. Well, Burrell—who already is co-owner of
Bar-X—is teaming up with Pham to open a new bar adjacent to Bar-X, called Beer Bar. Burrell is co-owner, and Pham will serve as consulting chef. Beer Bar will specialize in craft beer, artisanal sausages (think gourmet brats and brews) and “inventive beer cocktails” created by Bar-X’s Richard Noel and Duncan Burrell (yes, Ty’s brother). Burrell met Pham when dining at Forage, and was quoted in Food and Wine saying “it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.” Stay tuned here for Beer Bar’s opening date.

Pride in Franck’s
On Sunday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., Franck’s restaurant (6263 S. Holladay Blvd., Holladay) will play host to the family-owned Pride Mountain Vineyards for a special wine dinner featuring critically acclaimed Pride Mountain wines. The winery’s Stuart Bryan will be on hand to discuss the wines, and chefs Adam Vickers and Robert Perkins have designed a tantalizing four-course menu to pair with the wines. Among the pairings are lobster panna cotta and butter-poached lobster claw with 2011 Pride Chardonnay; and braised pork belly, potato confit and trumpet mushrooms partnered with 2010 Pride Syrah. The cost per person for the dinner and wine pairings is $135 (à la carte: $90 wine and $45 food). Call 801-274-6264 for reservations, or reserve your spot online at FrancksFood.com.

Silver Star on D,D & D
Guy Fieri and his Diners, Drive-ins & Dives crew dropped into Park City’s Silver Star Cafe (1825 Three Kings Drive, 435-655-3456, TheSilverStarCafe.com) recently for three grueling days filming a segment for Food Network that should air in two to three months. Stay tuned!

Quote of the week: Kissing don’t last: cookery do! —George Meredith

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