Got Beignets? According to the folks at Sonora Grill in Ogden, they’ve recently partnered with the new Peloton’s Café & Lounge, connected to Bingham Cyclery at 1895 S. Washington Blvd. Peloton’s features warm soups, fresh salads, oven-baked sandwiches, stone-fired pizzas, coffees, Wi-Fi, wine & beer and delicious French-style beignets from the bakery. For more information, call 801-334-6885.
Harvest Menu The Harvest Restaurant—Thanksgiving Point’s fine-dining establishment—is now serving up a new winter menu with a focus on local ingredients. Executive chef Jason Merryweather is putting his unique spin on American classics while incorporating some of the best and freshest ingredients the valley has to offer during the winter months. Starters from the new menu include a savory butternut-squash soup and seasonal salad, made with fresh apples, pomegranate seeds, buttermilk blue-cheese dressing and pecans. Appetizers feature tried-and-true favorites like French onion soup, which is now made with local Shepherds goat cheese. New entree selections include butternut-squash ravioli, made with roasted butternut squash, toasted pecans and fresh sage cream. For dessert, you won’t want to miss the decadent pumpkin bread pudding with caramel sauce and house-made vanilla-bean ice cream. For reservations, call 801-768-4990 or visit ThanksgivingPoint.org.
Mangia! Visconti House (Casa da’ Visconti) (pictured), named for chef Alessandro Visconti and his family, is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday, at 2340 E. Phylden Drive (4640 South) in Holladay. Chef Visconti features traditional Italian fare (he’s from Milan): dishes such as homemade pastas and sauces, hand-crafted pizzas, calzones and tiramisu, to eat in or take out. Specialties include lasagna, manicotti, cannelloni and ravioli. For reservations or phone orders, call 801-277-6006. Visit online at ViscontiHouse.com.
Quote of the week: My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after, and if need be during all meals and in the interval between them. —Winston Churchill
"Utah Food Bank is incredibly grateful to Cafe Rio for joining us as a partner in fighting hunger statewide, and we look forward a successful long-term partnership with a fellow Utah institution," Bott says