Food briefs: New menu at Finca
Finca unveils seasonal menu
For the summer, Finca has launched a new lunch and brunch menu. The restaurant also will start serving Sunday dinner.
The lunch and brunch menu will focus on bocadillos two-or-three-bite-sized baguettes filled with Cuban pork, Serrano ham, pickles and mustard for the cubano, or wood-grilled veggies with chevre, romesco and arugula in the verduras, among other choices.
The restaurant has also launched half-priced pintxos, or small bites, from 3-5 p.m. daily, like the albondiga, a lamb and pork meatball, and piquillo, a crostini with red pepper and smoked pork.
For Sunday dinners, the restaurant will offer a $25 tasting menu to celebrate Spanish barbecue, using the asador or wood-fire grill to roast artichokes and Pleasant Creek Ranch tri-tip steak.
Where • Finca, 1291 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City; 801-487-0699.
Open • Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Harvest your own produce
The Heirloom Tomato World Farm, which provides tomatoes to Amour Spreads and will be selling at the Downtown Farmers Market, will let shoppers pick their own produce. Owner Joe Zug says the vegetables from basil to turnips are organically grown and mostly heirloom varieties.
When • Tuesdays, 4-8 p.m.
Where • 8680 S. 60 East, Sandy;
For more information • 801-897-5443
Birds and Bees
The seventh annual Union of the Birds and Bees will feature 10 beer and food pairings to benefit the Ogden Union Station Foundation. Hosted by Roosters Brewing Co, Beehive Cheese and Union Grill, it will also feature other local food.
When • Friday, July 19, 7-10 p.m.
Where • Ogden's Historic Union Station Fountain Plaza, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden
Cost • $50, which includes commemorative glass.
Tickets • Purchase at http://www.beehivecheese.com, at Roosters in Ogden and Layton or at Union Grill.
Oregon wine, Utah food
Log Haven will welcome three Oregon wine producers from the Willamette Valley, known for distinctive cool-climate Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The wines from Adelsheim, Elk Cove and Willamette Valley vineyards will be paired with a menu prepared by Chef Dave Jones.
When • Thursday, July 11, 6-8:30 p.m.
Where • Log Haven, 6451 E. Millcreek Canyon Road, Salt Lake City
Cost • $65/person, all inclusive
Reservations • Required call 801-272-8255.
Food and Tequila
Enjoy five courses of traditional, gourmet Mexican food paired with Vida Tequila and Mexican wines.
When • Wednesday, July 17, 6:30 p.m.
Where • Frida Bistro, 545 W. 700 South, Salt Lake City
Cost • $60/person, all inclusive
Reservations • 801-983-6692
The Park City gourmet food retailer A Local Table has created grab-and-go picnic packages filled with mostly local foods for outdoor summer concerts. The $40.75 grab and go pack requires no cutting and includes three local cheeses, salami, crackers, pistachios and preserves. The $35.75 food box has similar items, but needs to be cut. Free delivery in Park City or pick up at retail location at 1950 Woodbine Way, Unit 6, Park City.
To order, go to http://www.alocaltable.com
Fine food winner
Creminelli Fine Meats recently won a sofi award for outstanding speciality foods at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York. The awards, from the Speciality Food Association, is the highest honor in the speciality food industry. The Utah-based salumi maker won in the "meat, pate or seafood" category for its new smoky, spicy Campania salami. The cured meat products are available locally at Harmons, Whole Foods, Liberty Heights Fresh and Caputo's.
Kids in the kitchen
Join your child and learn fun recipes and cooking skills at this Utah State University Extension class.
When • Wednesday, July 17, 7 p.m.
Where • West Jordan Library, 8030 S. 1825 West
Cost • Free
For more information • 385-468-4835 or register at http://www.extension.usu.edu/saltlake/htm/register