Food, drink, art, music and conversation — and a chance to support nonprofit journalism — are all part of the first Salt City Wine & Dine.
The event is set for Saturday, Aug. 27, at La Caille, at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon — 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, to be precise. It’s presented by Salt City Socials and The Salt Lake Tribune, in conjunction with the Utah Restaurant Association and Taste Utah.
Every ticket includes a tax-deductible $25 donation to The Salt Lake Tribune, a nonprofit news organization that serves the people of Utah.
Doors open at 3 p.m. for VIP ticket holders, with food and wine available to try. At 3:30 p.m., there’s a choice between a winery tour or a wine tasting and food pairing (though an RSVP is required for that event, as there are limited spaces available). At 4 p.m., the grand tasting opens, and at 5 p.m., doors open for general admission ticket holders. Beverage tastings run from 3 to 9:30 p.m. (and include alcoholic beverages, so admission is for 21 and older only). Food tastings are from 4 to 8 p.m..
At 8 p.m., guests can sample cocktails, wine and finger foods, and performances begin, including sets from DJ Chris Clouse, the Blaine Long Trio, magician Rodney Reyes, local saxophonist Kenny Fong, plus live painting and tarot card readings. There will also be a silent auction of framed fine art photography, and appearance by longtime Salt Lake Tribune political cartoonist Pat Bagley.
The event will showcases dozens of local restaurants, breweries, distilleries, food makers and businesses, including:
Carvers Steaks & Seafood
Chili Beak Artisanal Spicy Roasted Chili Oils
Dented Brick Distillery
Don Aramburu Salsa Co.
Eight Settlers Distillery
Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club
The Garage Grill
Korbel California Champagne
Pirate O’s Gourmet Market
Proper Brewing Co.
San Diablo Artisan Churros
Streetlinks Donuts and Sushi
Tamarind Vietnamese Kitchen
Twisted Cedar Wines
Vosen’s Bread Paradise
Wasatch Brew Pub/Squatters Pub Brewery
The event will take place both indoors and outdoors. The dress code is smart casual — sunscreen is recommended, and heels and suits are not. Due to limited parking on the La Caille grounds, rideshare apps are recommended. Guests can also park at nearby Eight Settlers Distillery (7321 Canyon Centre Pkwy., Cottonwood Heights), where there will be a shuttle to and from La Caille.
VIP tickets are $225, and include 25 drink tickets, food samples, the choice between a winery tour or wine tasting and VIP area access. General admission tickets are $150 and include 20 drink tickets and food samples. You can purchase tickets at saltcitywineanddine.com/tickets.
This story has been updated: the event was co-presented by Salt City Socials, not Salt Lake Social.