Silver Fork + Honig
Specializing in Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, Honig Winery in Rutherford, Calif., has garnered much acclaim and praise from wine lovers, experts and publications like Wine Spectator, which gave the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon a score of 92 points. On Thursday, Jan. 9, the rustic Silver Fork Lodge (11332 E. Big Cottonwood Canyon Road, SilverForkLodge.com) will team up with Honig for a four-course wine dinner paired with Honig wines. This is a terrific opportunity to enjoy the warm winter ambiance of Silver Fork Lodge, along with great wines for an economical price: $65 for the dinner and wine pairings, or a mere $25 for just dinner. Call 801-533-9977 for reservations.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, Jan. 11. That’s the date of the next Winter Market, the special farmers market that takes place every other Saturday through April 19 at the Rio Grande Depot (300 S. Rio Grande St.), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The indoor market features local produce, meats, dairy products, packaged and specialty foods, jams, jellies, salsas, and much more from dozens of independent Utah producers. Visit
SLCFarmersMarket.org for more.
Deer Valley Eateries Open
Two of Deer Valley Resort’s premier restaurants have opened for the 2014 ski season: The Mariposa (Silver Lake Lodge, 7600 Royal Street, Park City, 435-645-6715) and Seafood Buffet (Snow Park Lodge, 2250 Deer Valley Drive South, 435-645-6632). This season’s Mariposa menu includes items like quail saltimbocca, seared bison filet, Maine lobster chowder and lemon-thyme gnocchi, plus a tremendous wine list, all amid the warm, rustic surroundings of mid-mountain’s Silver Lake Lodge. Meanwhile, the Seafood Buffet is a seafood lover’s paradise: a ginormous all-you-can-eat buffet with items such as hand-rolled sushi, fresh Dungeness and Opilio crab and curry calamari salad, plus hot entrees, a carving station, and a decadent assortment of delectable desserts. Visit DeerValley.com for the full menus.
Quote of the week: Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts. —James Beard