Food briefs: Share Easter egg traditions; SLCC students serve legislature; Irish food
The Salt Lake Tribune wants to know your Easter egg traditions. Does your family have a time-tested design? Or a homemade recipe for the perfect dye? Maybe you have a favorite ways of using up all those hard-boiled creations? Whatever it is, please share it for a possible story. Email a synopsis of your family tradition with the subject line "Easter traditions," to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a daytime phone number so we can contact you. Deadline is Wednesday March 13.
Shout-out for Caffe d'Bolla
Zagat has singled out Salt Lake City's Caffe d'Bolla in its list of "50 States, 50 Must-Try Coffee Shops." The 8-year-old downtown coffee bar is known for buying beans from small farms from around the world, micro-roasting them in the shop, and brewing them individually. There is no drip coffee here; instead they are brewed through a siphon, also called "vaccum pot" brewing. John Piquet, owner along with his wife Yiching, says he roasts coffee beans up to four times a week and espresso every week or so.
After he concocts a cup of Ethiopia Yirga Cheffe Kochere coffee advertised as tasting like figs and dates, mixed berries, stewed peach and cocoa Piquet tells a customer to "treat it like a glass of wine." It must sit for a couple of minutes because it's warmed to 200 degrees and it needs to "open up."
Where • 249 E. 400 South #B, Salt Lake City; 801-355-1398.
Open • Monday-Saturday until 6 p.m. (No set opening time; it's whenever the owners get to their shop from their Murray home).
Details • caffedbolla.com
Sunset magazine's January edition gave props to three business that fuse coffee with another business, including Sugar House's Botanica. The almost-1-year-old shop combines coffee drinks, smoothies and juices with a floral shop.
Where • 2030 S. 900 East, Salt Lake City; 385-259-0905
Open • Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Details • facebook.com/Botanicaslc
Second store for Curry in a Hurry
The Indian and Pakistani restaurant Curry in a Hurry opened a new location this week in Sugar House. The Nisar family has been serving lamb korma curry plates and chicken curry combos, along with daily vegetarian curries, in Salt Lake City for years. The seed for the restaurant was actually planted in 1998 when Mona Nisar received rave reviews for the curries she served at the 9th and 9th Street Festival.
Where • Curry in a Hurry Sugar House, 2223 S. Highland Drive, Suite E-5; 801-487-2994.
Open • Monday-Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sunday.
Details • ILoveCurryinaHurry.com
Irish cooking class
The owners of MacCool's Public House show students how to make a traditional Irish dinner of mussels, Shepherd's Pie, corned beef and cabbage and gravlox (smoked salmon). The meal will be paired with Irish beers. Non-alcoholic beverages are available.
When • Saturday, March 9, noon.
Where • Harmons Bangerter Crossing, 125 E. 13800 South, Draper; 801-617-0133
Cost • $59/person
Register • harmonsgrocery.com/cooking-school
Irish beer dinner
Enjoy a four-course Irish brunch at Faustina that includes house-smoked maple salmon, perogies, short rib hash and a steel cut Irish oat brulee. The meal includes optional beer pairings from Epic Brewing.
When • Saturday, March 16
Where • Faustina, 454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City
Cost • $20 for brunch, optional beer pairings an additional $20
Reservations • 801-746-4441
Meet the Producers
Meet local farmers, ranchers, bakers and artisan food producers and learn where to buy their locally-made food, during the "Meet the Producers" event. Guests will be able to sample cheese, dried fruit, honey, caramels, jams, lamb, pickles and pork. And bring a mug to taste soups made with local ingredients. Sponsored by Slow Food Park City
When • Monday, March 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where • Swaner EcoCenter, 1258 Center Drive, Park City
Details • facebook.com/slowfoodpc
Celebrity Chef Tour
Park City's Riverhorse on Main will host The Celebrity Chef Tour, in which top-knotch chefs from around the country create a special tasting menu. Riverhorse Chef Seth Adams will host Scott Shields of Blue Moon Beach Grill, Nags Head, S.C., Jodie Rodgers, executive chef of Deer Valley Resort, and Caroline Fey, from The City Kitchen in San Francisco. The tour benefits the non-profit James Beard Foundation, which helps preserve and nurture America's culinary heritage.
When • Sunday, March 24, 6:30 p.m.
Where • Riverhorse on Main, 540 Main Street, Park City.
Cost • $195
Reservations • 435-649-3536 or email email@example.com.