Broiler Out, Porcupine In
The 1930s-era Firehouse No. 8 on 1300 East, home for more than 30 years to the now-closed Market Street Broiler restaurant, has been purchased from Gastronomy, Inc. by the Porcupine Investment Group, owners of the Porcupine Pub & Grille in Cottonwood Heights (3698 Fort Union Blvd., 801-942-5555, PorcupinePub.com). “We have had a wonderful business at this location and know all our customers, neighbors and members of the university family will enjoy the hospitality offered by the Porcupine group,” said Gastronomy partner Tom Guinney. “We think this is the perfect match for the building, neighborhood and customers.”
Cena = Excellence
Congratulations to the staff—especially wine director Cara Schwindt—of Cena Ristorante & Lounge (7815 Royal St., Park City, 435-940-2200, The-Chateaux.com) for earning Wine Spectator magazine’s prestigious Award of Excellence. Cena, which is located at The Chateaux at Deer Valley, offers a selection of 120 wines, ranging from $27 to several hundred dollars, with an emphasis on wine produced in California. The family-friendly Italian eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Party on the Patio @ Franck’s
Monday, June 16, is the first of the year’s wine dinners on the Franck’s restaurant (6263 S. Holladay Blvd., 801-274-6264, FrancksFood.com) patio, featuring the wines from the Fatalone Estate from Apulia, Italy. Winemaker Pasquale Petrera will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the wines. Chefs Robert Perkins and Adam Vickers have created a four-course pairing menu that includes dishes like amberjack carpaccio, fruitti di mare, housemade chive cappellini with spicy Italian sausage, and charred lamb chops with fava beans and roasted fig-wine reduction to accompany the Fatalone wines. Dinner begins at 7 p.m. and the cost is $75 per person. Call or go online for reservations.
Quote of the week: “Teaching kids how to feed themselves and how to live in a community responsibly is the center of an education.” —Alice Waters