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From barbecue to beer: 12 ways to feed Dad on Father's Day

Published June 12, 2014 9:37 am

Dining • Restaurants ready for Fathers Day.
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What does Dad want for Father's Day? A perfectly grilled steak? Or a gourmet hamburger and beer?

Whatever it is, Utah culinary schools and restaurants are offering cooking classes and events to help families celebrate on Sunday, June 15.

Call now, as reservations are required for most events.

Beer Dinner at Fiddler's Elbow

Celebrate early by attending a five-course dinner at Fiddler's Elbow. Each course is paired with a beer from Moab Brewery. Menu includes steamed little neck clams, smoked tri-tip roast and banana split cake.

When • Wednesday, June 11, 7 p.m.

Where • Fiddler's Elbow, 1063 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City; 801-463-9393

Cost • $60 per person, call 801-463-9393.

Learn to cook dinner for Dad

Learn to cook braised short ribs, fresh pasta and more for Dad — or take him with you — during this cooking class that uses Utah products. Meryl Van Der Merwe, Park City caterer, private chef and owner of Du Monde Luxury Home Services, is the instructor.

When • Thursday, June 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where • Du Monde Gourmet culinary kitchens, 7182 N. Silver Creek Road – Suite B, Park City

Cost • $75 per person; call 435-659-4260 to make a reservation.

Burgers and beer in Ogden

Hearth on 25th is teaming with the Utah Brewers Cooperative, makers of Wasatch and Squatters beer, for a special burger and beer pairing menu. The menu is available for nine days beginning June 13 and includes an appetizer-size slider, choice of two burgers or veal patty and a dessert burger made with fire-roasted marshmallow and dark chocolate. Regular menu also available.

When • Friday-Saturday, June 13-21.

Where • Hearth on 25th, 195 Historic 25th St., Ogden; 801-399-0088

Cost • $20 for food; beer pairing an additional $20.

Grilling the perfect steak

Learn how to grill the perfect steak at the Salt Lake Culinary Center. Class also includes recipes for herb butter, grilled corn and garlic bread.

When • Saturday, June 14, 6 to 9 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Culinary Center, 2233 S. 300 East, South Salt Lake

Cost • $99; register 801-464-0113 or saltlakeculinarycenter.com

Beer Fest at Snowbird

Sample beer from 16 breweries and enjoy a Southern-style barbecue with smoked ribs, chicken and corn on the cob during Snowbird's sixth annual Brewfest and Father's Day barbecue. Live music and summer activities are also part of the two-day event. The resort also will be serving a Father's Day brunch at the Atrium restaurant.

When • Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where • Snowbird Ski Resort's plaza deck and upper circle at the Snowbird Center.

Cost • Admission is free; 3-ounce samples of 3.2 beer are $1, higher-alcohol beer is more. Barbecue dinner tickets are $24.95 for adults, $15.95 for children 6-12; and free for those 5 and younger. Meal ticket includes a Peruvian chairlift ride.

Endless fondue at The Melting Pot

Everyone in the family can get a four-course fondue meal, with endless entrées, during The Melting Pot's three-day promotion. Meal includes cheese fondue, salad, several beef and chicken entrée choices, as well as dessert. On Sunday, all dads get a free bottle of garlic wine seasoning.

When • Saturday through Monday, June 14-16. Opens at 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Where • The Melting Pot, 340 S. Main, Salt Lake City; 801-521-6358.

Cost • $39.95 per person (no sharing)

Brunch or prime rib at Fleming's

Enjoy the holiday brunch or get a three-course prime-rib dinner for $39.95 per person.

When • Sunday, June 15, brunch served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; prime rib dinner available 5 to 9 p.m. Regular menu also available.

Where • Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, 20 S. 400 West, Salt Lake City; 801-355-3704.

Cost • $39.95.

Father's Day at Franck's

Treat Dad to a four-course lunch at this Holladay restaurant on Father's Day.

When • Sunday, June 15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where • Franck's, 6263 S. Holladay Blvd.

Cost • $38 per person, does not include tax or tip.

Pig Roast at La Caille

Chef Billy Sotelo will roast a whole pig near the La Caille vineyard for the Father's Day brunch buffet. The menu also includes prime rib and short ribs.

When • Sunday, June 15, brunch buffet served 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; regular dinner menu available from 5 to 9 p.m.

Where • La Caille, 9565 S. Wasatch Blvd., Sandy; 801-942-1751

Cost • Adults, $56; children 4-12, $28; 3 and younger, $10.

Bourbon dinner at Finca

Finca is offering a special four-course bourbon tasting menu for Father's Day. The menu includes beef tartare, smoked pork empanada, wood-grilled tri-tip steak and churros with chocolate dipping sauce. Each course will be paired with a whiskey. Regular menu also is available,

When • Sunday, June 15, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where • Finca, 1291 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City; 801-487-0699.

Cost • $35 for food, optional whiskey tasting is an additional $30.

A little bit of Italy

Give Dad a taste of Italy at Tucci's Cucina Italiana. In addition to the regular menu, there will be several specials, including veal scaloppine in a gorgonzola mushroom sauce, served with organic cappellini pasta and tossed with fresh spinach, garlic and Romano cheese.

When • Sunday, June 15, noon to 9 p.m.

Where • Tucci's Cucina Italiana, 515 S. 700 East, Salt Lake City; 801-533-9111.

Patio wine dinner in Holladay

Celebrate a belated Father's Day at Franck's first patio wine dinner of the year featuring the organically farmed wines of the Fatalone estate from Apulia, Italy. Brad Jensen of Bon Vivant Imports and Pasquale Petrera of Fatalone will attend to discuss the wines and answer questions. The wine will be paired with a four-course dinner that includes house-made pasta and lamb chops.

When • Monday, June 16, 7 p.m.

Where • 6263 S. Holladay Blvd., Salt Lake City; 801-274-6264

Cost • $75 per person