Dining | Food Matters: Saigon Central, Sushi-Making Classes & Mountain Wine 

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Just across Interstate 15 from the new Café Trang in Clearfield is a great little mom & pop Vietnamese diner called Saigon Café. It’s located adjacent to a terrific Asian grocery store called Saigon Market. Saigon Café has a limited menu but serves beer and some of the best pho I’ve had anywhere, along with rice dishes and stir fries—and it’s cheap! It’s a great spot to take the kids. Saigon Café and Saigon Market are located in Sunset at 1813 N. Main Street, and its phone is 801-773-6121.

So, you wanna be a sushi chef? Here’s your chance. Peggi Whiting, master sushi chef and the creator of Seal Sama Teriyaki Sauce will be conducting one of her popular and fun sushi-making classes on Saturday, Feb. 23. The hands-on sushi-making class will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the SmART Space Studio, No. 50 West Century Park Way (2950 South between West Temple and Main Street). The cost for the class is $100 per person, which includes the use of sushi-making materials, instruction and enough sushi to take home. For more information and to register, e-mail Whiting at Peggi@sealsama.com.

Through March, chef Jacob Guay and his team will be hosting monthly high-altitude wine dinners. Each month during the remainder of the ski season, Lookout Cabin Restaurant—located in The Canyons Resort at 9,000 feet—will be the scene of special menu and wine-pairing dinners featuring guest chefs such as Lugano’s Greg Neville and specially selected wines. The price for the Lookout Cabin wine dinners is $125 per person, which includes a gondola ride, sleigh ride, six-course dinner and wine pairings. For more information and reservations, call 435-615-8042.

Quote of the week: I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture, I’d buy a painting. —Andy Rooney

Send Food Matters info to TedS@xmission.com.

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