Saffron Valley's South Indian Food Festival | Food News | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Saffron Valley's South Indian Food Festival 

Also: Slow Food snail-paced chef; Vegas, baby!

Pin It
click to enlarge dining_foodmatters.jpg

Indian Food Fest
Through Oct. 15 at its Salt Lake City location, Saffron Valley (26 N. E Street, 801-203-3325, is presenting the South Indian Food Festival. The festival will host master chef Kamalakannan, who is flying in from India specially for the festival, where he'll team up with his son, Saffron Valley's head chef, to "lead the Saffron Valley kitchen team through this culinary journey and help present a deliciously authentic dining experience," owner Lavanya Mahate says. During the festival, the restuarant will offer unique South Indian dishes, like kothu parotta, a street food made from minced flatbread, meat, egg and spicy sauce.

Slow Food Snail-paced Chef
At Slow Food Utah's Feast of Five Senses gala dinner in September, Log Haven (6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City, 801-272-8255, Executive Chef Dave Jones was awarded Slow Food's Snail Award for "pioneering the foraging of mushrooms and the cultivation of native Utah plant species for culinary purposes," said Amber Billingsley, who presented the award, adding that Jones is "the only one I'd trust when it comes to foraging."

Vegas, Baby!
Utah's 75-year-old food service corporation Nicholas & Company ( ) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by a number of local officials to celebrate the opening of its new 183,000-square-foot distribution center in north Las Vegas. Founded in 1939 by Nicholas Mouskondis, Nicholas & Company is currently headed by CEO and President Peter Mouskondis, who said at the ceremony, "We are excited to see our lifelong dream to build in Las Vegas come to fruition. We value our genuine partnerships and have a passion for serving people."

Tosh 2.0
Chef Toshio Sekikawa, formerly of Naked Fish Japanese Bistro, has opened Tosh's Ramen (1465 S. State, Salt Lake city, This ramen rocks! In fact, the small eatery has been so busy in its early days that Tosh has run out of ramen and had to close early on occasion.

Quote of the week: After a full belly all is poetry. —Frank McCourt

Pin It

Speaking of...

  • Monumental Order

    Challenging the Antiquities Act of 1906, Trump promises 'tremendously positive things'
    • Apr 26, 2017
  • Purgatory Bar

    Getting a feel for one of the latest bars to join the downtown SLC area.
    • Mar 24, 2017
  • Protesters Demand Mayor, DA, Resign

    Group says cops, not 17-year-old who was shot, should be prosecuted.
    • Aug 10, 2016
  • More »

More by Ted Scheffler

  • Come All Ye Sinners

    A trip to Purgatory is devilishly delicious.
    • Oct 18, 2017
  • The Joy of Soy

    We lost Rice Basil, but gained another great sushi restaurant.
    • Oct 11, 2017
  • Cantina Cuisine

    Alamexo 2.0 dishes up quality flavors in a fun, casual setting.
    • Oct 4, 2017
  • More »

Latest in Food News

  • Culture Exchange and more

    Utah food artisans in a wide variety of fields have been honored internationally, nationally and locally.
    • Oct 18, 2017
  • A Whole New Whole Foods and more.

    Whole Foods is moving its Park City store.
    • Oct 11, 2017
  • Uber Convenient Eats and more

    If you're accustomed to using Uber to deliver you to where you need to go, you might be surprised that it can also deliver things to you.
    • Oct 4, 2017
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment


Readers also liked…

  • Ethiopian Adventure

    Mahider offers exotic flavors at bargain prices.
    • Jun 23, 2016
  • Vivere Veneto & 15th & 15th Tavern

    One of the most exciting new restaurants to hit town in a while has opened in the space that was previously home to Forage.
    • Jul 20, 2016

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation