Chef & Child
Mark your social calendars for Saturday, May 3. That’s the evening of the annual Chef & Child gala, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah and the Beehive Chefs chapter of the American Culinary Federation. The benefit begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction, followed by dinner, with more than 15 of Utah’s top chefs creating delicious dishes at their tasting stations. Dessert and a live auction follows, with live music throughout the evening. Wine, beer and soft drinks are included, and there will be a cash bar for cocktails. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is to “provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.” The gala will take place at the Salt Palace Convention Center (100 S. West Temple); the cost is $125 per ticket. For more information and to purchase tickets or donate auction items, visit BBBSU.org.
The next Downtown Winter Farmers Market takes place Saturday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rio Grande Depot (300 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City), presented by the Downtown Alliance. On Saturdays, the market offers a vast array of local produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, dairy products, artisan foods, crafts, food trucks and more. The producers in attendance vary, but regular artisans include Volker’s Bakery, Zoe’s Natural Garden, Rico’s, Morgan Valley Lamb, Liberty Heights Fresh, Clifford Family Farm, Amour Spreads, The Bagel Project, Tulie Bakery and Instant Karma. For additional information and schedules, visit SLCFarmersMarket.org.
Trinchero @ The Bird
Snowbird’s Lodge Bistro (9600 E. Little Cottonwood Canyon Road, Snowbird.com) is hosting a four-course wine-pairing dinner with Trinchero Family Estates on March 8, starting with a reception and appetizers at 6:30 p.m. Among the pairings are shrimp & scallop ceviche with Napa Cellars Chardonnay; pan-roasted escolar and Napa Cellars Zinfandel; and sous vide bavette steak with Trinchero Central Park West Vineyard Cabernet Franc. The cost is $110 for dinner and wine pairings. Call 801-933-2145 for reservations.
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