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Park City Cocktail Contest Returns
On Wednesday, April 4, the Park City Area Restaurant Association hosts its semiannual Park City Cocktail Contest, a fundraiser for the People’s Health Clinic. Sixteen of the area’s best mixologists will square off at Cisero’s Ristorante and Good Times Bar on Main Street, competing to concoct a drink that will be crowned Park City’s signature cocktail for spring and summer 2012. I’ll be one of the judges, and I strongly encourage the use of my favorite liqueur: Chartreuse.

Seriously though, this is a fun event for an important cause. The People’s Health Clinic provides high-quality primary care to uninsured individuals and families in Summit and Wasatch counties. The contest kicks off at 6:30 p.m., and is open to anyone age 21 and older. Admission is $10 per person, which includes snacks and the chance to vote for your favorite cocktail. All proceeds will go toward the People’s Health Clinic. To date, the Park City Cocktail Contest has raised more than $7,000 for the clinic.

The winning mixologist will receive a $100 cash prize, a trophy and serious bragging rights. The drink will also be made available for purchase after the event, and it will appear on drink menus throughout Park City during the spring and summer. Cody Childers, of Easy Street Brasserie and Sky Blue, won the Park City Area Restaurant Association’s most recent cocktail contest—its fall and winter cocktail competition—with his drink, the Pommard, a sunset-red libation that combines Calvados, lemon juice, apple cider and cinnamon-cardamon syrup.

Primavera @ New Yorker
Spring (primavera in Italian) has sprung at the New Yorker (60 W. Market St.) restaurant, which is also brimming with colorful, fresh tulips throughout. Chef Will Pliler has also introduced a new primavera menu featuring warm-weather dishes such as pesto-marinated Atlantic salmon, asparagus risotto with clams and mussels, seafood capellini marinara, herb-roasted leg of lamb, bistecca alla Fiorentina, Wisconsin veal chop pizzaiola, and chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto and Fontina. For reservations, call 801-363-0166 or visit

Quote of the week: Flops are part of life’s menu, and I’ve never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses. —Rosalind Russell

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