Food the briefs: Cocktail contest benefits Humane Society of Utah

By Kathy Stephenson

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: May 29, 2014 12:33PM
Updated: May 28, 2014 01:01AM

Mob the farm with Slow Food

You’ve heard of a flash mob. Now try a farm mob. Members of Slow Food Utah will travel to Blue Spring Farm in Tremonton to help get the organic and heirloom farm ready for the season. Participants should plan for a morning of “down and dirty farm work,” followed by lunch. Remember to bring sunscreen, work clothes, sturdy shoes and water bottles.

When • Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where • Meet at the University of Utah stadium parking lot, 451 S. 1400 East, to carpool to Tremonton. Or meet at the farm at 10:30 a.m., 10855 W. 12800 North, Tremonton.

Details • To register for the event or become a member of Slow Food Utah visit slowfoodutah.org.

Dog days of summer cocktail contest

Celebrate the dog days of summer at a cocktail shake-off to benefit the Humane Society of Utah. Mixologist from Log Haven, BTG Wine Bar, Finca/Pago and Taqueria 27 will compete for the best summer cocktail.

When • Sunday, June 1, doors open at 5:30 p.m., contest at 6:15 p.m.

Where • Log Haven, 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City; 801-272-8255.

Cost • $20, includes hors d’oeuvres, tax and tip. Guests are welcome to bring their well-behaved dogs.  

Celebrate 40 years with Caymus Vineyards

Two Salt Lake City dining events will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Napa winery Caymus Vineyards, the only winery to win Wine Spectator’s prestigious “Wine of the Year” twice.

Tuesday, June 3, 6:30 p.m. • BTG Wine Bar, 63 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City; 801-359-2814. Wine and passed appetizers

Wednesday, June 4, 6 p.m. • Fresco Italian Cafe, 1513 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City; 801-486-1300; Dinner is $50, optional wine pairings $35.