The Paint Mixer @ La Caille 

Also: Epic @ Alta, Texas de Brazil

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Paint, Wine & Dine
I’ve heard that painting parties hosted by The Paint Mixer are uniquely social and lots of fun. The idea is that dinner and drinks at a restaurant are combined with the re-creation of a featured painting by the attendees, with step-by-step instruction and materials, including paints, provided. On Friday, June 14, La Caille Restaurant (9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy) will host a Paint, Wine & Dine party at 6:30 p.m. with The Paint Mixer, featuring a French-inspired menu and wine pairings from Executive Chef Brandon Howard. Howard’s menu will also highlight early-summer items from the La Caille garden. The Paint, Wine & Dine party is $45 per person for the painting class, and dinner is $50 per person. Optional wine and cocktail selections will also be available. To reserve your spot, canvas and paint, call 801-942-1751. Visit LaCaille.com for more information.

Epic @ Alta
On Friday, June 14, Alta’s Snowpine Lodge (10420 Little Cottonwood Canyon Road) will be the venue for an evening of seasonal foods paired with beers from award-winning Epic Brewing. Ty Eldridge from Epic Brewing will team up with Snowpine Chef Nate Nagy to create a menu that includes a fried and raw oyster “duet” paired with Straight Up Saison; braised pork belly with Slide Ridge honey mustard vinaigrette and Copper Cone Pale Ale; monkfish nuggets with cheddar grits, chorizo, andouille and sweet pepper-tomato reduction paired with Imperial Red; and braised-and-glazed spring lamb with Santa Cruz Brown Ale. The cost for the five-course dinner is $60, plus $25 for the optional beer pairings. Snowpine Lodge is also offering an overnight package for two that includes dinner, beer pairings and lodging for $250. For reservations, phone 801-742-2000. Visit TheSnowpineLodge.com for more information.

Take Dad to Brazil via Texas
At Texas de Brazil Churrascaria (50 S. Main, City Creek Center), dads can eat free on Father’s Day, June 16, with the purchase of one regular dinner. Due to the popularity of this offer, Texas de Brazil will open at 11 a.m. on Father’s Day, and reservations are highly recommended. Call 385-232-8070 to reserve a spot at the table for Dad.

Quote of the week: Sometimes, the only answer to death is lunch. —Jim Harrison

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