Dining In the Dark 

Also: Storybrook Play Cafe, Image Reborn at Rodizio

Pin It
Favorite
click to enlarge dine_foodmatters1-1-80ffb43f9133f570.jpg

Blackout Dinner
In conjunction with Halloween and their newest exhibit, Perceptions: The Illusion of Reality, which focuses on the human senses, The Leonardo and Salt Bistro will be home to a truly unique dining experience on Friday, Oct. 23, called Dining in the Dark. Dinner guests will be blindfolded during the meal, prompting them to rely on the senses of taste, touch and smell during chef J. Looney's six-course meal. The items eaten will be "revealed" at the end of each course. The dinner, which runs from 7-9 p.m., is for guests 21 and older and costs $75 for dinner and wine pairings, or $55 for designated drivers (food only). To reserve a seat (and a blindfold), visit TheLeonardo.org/event.

Kids' Cafe
Utah is nothing if not "family friendly." With that in mind, a trio of entrepreneurial moms has opened the Storybrook Play Cafe in Millcreek (1538 E. 3300 South, 801-669-0628, StorybrookCafe.com). It's a cafe with pastries and beverages from Pierre's Bakery, La Barba Coffee and Baking Blondie Sweets that offers a modern play space for toddlers while parents and caretakers can sip coffee, enjoy a nosh and relax. "The unique Storybrook Play Cafe is a welcome addition to Millcreek Township—a community that values family-friendly spaces and is a hotspot for new business," said Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. Admission is $6 per child (free for parents, caregivers and kids over 12).

Rabanada Benefits Image Reborn
The Image Reborn Foundation (ImageRebornFoundation.org) provides weekend retreats for breast-cancer survivors at no cost, giving them a chance to reclaim a sense of personal power and live beyond breast cancer. Through the end of October, the Brazilian restaurant Rodizio Grill (600 S. 700 East, Trolley Square, 801-220-0500, RodizioGrill.com) will donate 100 percent of its sales of rabanada—cinnamon pastry with a creamy center, served with vanilla ice cream and laced with caramel sauce—to the Image Reborn Foundation. Wary of wild game? Conquer your fears with rattlesnake sausage, wild hog, spicy elk and bison on the Rodizio menu during October.

Quote of the week: Food is to eat, not to frame and hang on the wall. —William Denton

Pin It
Favorite

Tags:

More by Ted Scheffler

  • Hop to It

    The remarkable rise of IPAs.
    • Nov 30, 2016
  • Rated X

    Millcreek's new Table X is making a statement.
    • Nov 30, 2016
  • Empanada How-To, Copper Cane at Silver Fork, B-I-N-G-O!

    Participants can learn the basics of filling and folding empanadas, and take a dozen home to bake. "I'm so excited to teach this workshop and share my most favorite thing in the world,"
    • Nov 30, 2016
  • More »

Latest in Food News

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Fat Kid Mac n Cheese

    Also: Even Stevens fundraiser, BTG Wine Bar dinner
    • Apr 15, 2015
  • John Murcko, DIY Pie and Silver Fork

    Michigan-born Murcko began working in Bill White Restaurant Group kitchens such as Grappa, Chimayo, Ghidotti's and Wahso after his car broke down and he became stranded in Park City.
    • Sep 28, 2016

© 2016 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation