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Halloween Restaurant Roundup

by Ted Scheffler
- Posted // 2010-10-27 -

A number of local restaurants are hosting Halloween dinners this weekend. The following is a list of the restaurants that provided me with information.

The Aerie Restaurant at Snowbird Resort will hold its annual Halloween bash—the Scary Aerie dinner—on Frightday, Spooktober 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $39 per person for a four “curse” dinner that includes menu items such as Mad Cow Menudo, Diablo Monkfish, Devilish Wild Boar Ribs, Road Kill Ostrich Carne Asada and Mummified Shrimp Kabobs, with Black Widow Cake for dessert. There will also be a costume contest to win Snowbird lift tickets. Call 801-933-2181 for reservations.

During Halloween weekend, Bambara, a Kimpton restaurant, is offering a unique trick-or-treat experience. Guests dining at Bambara on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 30 and 31, can reach inside the Bambara treat jar for special indulgences once seated. Treats include a ghoulishly good complete dinner for two, varying percentages off their meals, or complimentary blue cheese chips, by Executive Chef Nathan Powers.”There's no real trick involved," said Powers.”Although the prizes are just the luck of the draw on Halloween weekend, I'll be conjuring up the best of the autumn harvest all weekend." Harvest season offerings include a grilled filet of beef with duck fat roasted Yukon gold potatoes, watercress, grilled asparagus in a horseradish creme fraiche and bordelaise sauce; crispy Utah rainbow trout with mashed potatoes, baby green beans and jalapeño meuniere; and a light goat cheese gnocchi with seared summer squashes, garlic, chili flake, cherry tomatoes and a roasted tomato coulis. For reservations, phone 801-363-5454.

In Midway, The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant will celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 30. Dinner menu options will be "ghoulishly themed for Halloween with spooky and festive names for each dish. The Blue Boar is encouraging guests to come in costume to enjoy the Halloween celebration. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 888-650-1400.

Up in Millcreek Canyon, Log Haven restaurant presents Haunted Haven all weekend, October 29-31. "All who witness the spectacle will thril with fright and eat with delight," including tarot card readings, nightly drawings for dinner for two, and the silent movie Nosferatu. Chef Jones' menu includes Jack O' Lantern soup, "Bloody Eye Balls" (Morgan Valley lamb meatballs), "Killer Cellared Natural New York Steak with anti-vampire potatoes" and "creepy cocktails" such as the Zombie and Dark Spirit. Costumes are encouraged. For reservations, phone Log Haven at 801-272-8255.

Pago is hosting its Halloween dinner on Saturday, October 30th - a 3-course Pumpkin Tasting Menu. The Halloween menu begins with a starter of heirloom pumpkin soup, followed by a main course of house made pumpkin gnocchi with local pumpkin, heirloom carrots, roasted corn, brown sage butter and toasted pumpkin seeds. For dessert, there's pumpkin chocolate chip cookie sandwiches plus Dolcetti's pumpkin gelato and Amano chocolate sauce. The regular Pago menu will also be available. The cost for the Pumpkin Menu is $30 per person. For reservations phone Pago at 801-532-0777.

The Tin Angel Cafe hosts Halloween October 28-30, with a 4-course dinner (including one "Blackout" course) for $40 per person with optional wine pairings for $66.60. The first course is a choice of tapa or pincho. Second course is a "blackout," a surprise! The third course is New York strip with broken fingerling potatoes and shrimp Diablo or seared sea scallops with black angel hair pasta cake and coconut/blood orange beurre blanc. For dessert, customers will choose their own. Phone 801-328-4155 for reservations.


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