Taste Utah food and drink at the premier Salt City Wine & Dine event

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Dozens of vendors, plus entertainment, benefiting nonprofit Salt Lake Tribune journalism.

(Courtesy of La Caille) La Caille, the restaurant at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, will host the first Salt City Wine & Dine event, featuring dozens of Utah food and drink vendors – Proceeds will go to nonprofit Salt Lake Tribune journalism.

Food, drink, art, music and conversation – and a chance to support nonprofit journalism – are all part of the first Salt City Wine & Dinner.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, August 27 at La Caille, at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon – 9565 Wasatch Blvd., Sandy, to be precise. It is presented by Salt Lake Social and The Salt Lake Tribune, in conjunction with the Utah Restaurant Association and Taste Utah.

Each ticket includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to the Salt Lake Tribune, a nonprofit news organization serving the people of Utah.

Doors open at 3 p.m. for VIP ticket holders, with food and wine to try. At 3:30 PM, you’ll have your choice of a winery tour or wine tasting and wine pairing (although an RSVP is required for this event as space is limited). At 4 p.m. the grand tasting opens and at 5 p.m. the doors open for general admission ticket holders. Drink tastings take place from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (and include alcoholic beverages, so admission is restricted to those 21 and older). Tastings take place from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

At 8 p.m., guests can enjoy cocktails, wine, and appetizers, and live entertainment begins, including sets of DJ Chris Clousethe Blaine Long ThreesomeWizard Rodney Reyeslocal saxophonist Kenny Fong, as well as live painting and tarot card readings. There will also be a silent auction of framed fine art photographs and an appearance by longtime Salt Lake Tribune political cartoonist Pat Bagley.

The event will feature dozens of local restaurants, breweries, distilleries, food manufacturers and businesses, including:

Beehive cheese

Boar’s Head / Murray’s Cheese

The quail

Chili Beak Handcrafted Spicy Roasted Chili Oils

Bumpy Brick Distillery

Gelato Dolcetti

Don Aramburu Salsa Co.

Eight Settlers Distillery

The garage grill

Vineyard I/G

Korbel California Champagne

Pat’s BBQ

Mamachari Kombucha

MONARCA

Ole Mexican Foods

Pat’s BBQ

pie fight

Pirate O Food Market

Proper Brewing Co.

San Diablo Artisan Churros

Brewing shades

Sicily Mia

Smith’s

Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards

Clean Stratford

Streetlinks donuts and sushi

Tuscany

Vietnamese cuisine with tamarind

Twisted Cedar Wines

Vida Tequila

Vosen’s bread paradise

The W.B. Restaurant

Wasatch Brew Pub/Squatters Pub Brasserie

Taco Yoko

Yoko Ramen

The event will take place indoors and outdoors. The dress code is smart casual – sunscreen is recommended, but heels and suits are not. Due to the limited number of parking spaces on the grounds of La Caille, carpooling applications are recommended. Guests can also park near the Eight Settlers Distillery (7321 Canyon Center Pkwy., Cottonwood Heights), where a shuttle to and from La Caille will be available.

VIP tickets are $225 and include 25 drink tickets, food samples, choice of vineyard tour or wine tasting, and access to the VIP area. General admission tickets are $150 and include 20 drink tickets and food samples. You can buy tickets at saltcitywineanddine.com/tickets.

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