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September 12, 2017

Get Your Seats for Our Harvest Pop Up Restaurant!

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As you might have heard, Culinary Crafts announced that our next harvest Pop Up Restaurant will be held on October 6th at the Big Moose Yacht Club!  Every year, we've hosted a 'harvest' pop up to honor the end of summer and celebrate the harvest season!  In case you need a little extra nudge to get you seats to this year's, here is our Pop Up Restaurant from last year.  It was amazing, and I'm sure this year will be even better! Last year's dinner was held at the beautiful Snuck Farm.  Isn't it pretty??? Since this was a harvest celebration, of course our color palette inspiration was full of rich autumn tones!  We LOVED how the florals turned out and fit the feel perfectly! Our very own Mary Crafts-Homer hosted this AMAZING dinner last year, and will be hosting this year's as well!  Of course, that means a lot of mixing and mingling will be happening! Our butler passed hors d'ouevres were a fun nod to local fare of the harvest.  The Beehive Sea Salt and Honey Cheese on a Utah Pear with Slide Ridge Honey and the Sage Honey Apple Crisp with Brown Butter Acorn Squash Mousse garnished with Sea Salt were DELICIOUS! The plated 7 (yes, 7) course dinner was held in this beautiful space.  Such a great venue for an intimate dinner! Hey llama!  They were such a fun addition to the surroundings and the guests loved meeting them!  Meanwhile, inside the barn, the gorgeous tablescapes are all ready for dinner guests to be invited inside.  We couldn't wait! An up close look at the table - We loved the wooden bread boards mixed with metal tones and the vibrant florals! Mary loves to come out and welcome our pop up restaurant guests and give them a little background on the menu and what course is up next!  We love this extra touch to these dinners because we feel like our 'foodies' love learning about the local foods being used, the "Honey & Salt" menu inspiration, and are excited to get a sneak peek into each dish!   For this dinner, our 1st course was a dual 'amuse bouche' of Rosemary Chicken Confit on Crostini with Salted Lime Crema and Pickled Peppers and our Utah Bacon Wrapped Date with Cold Smoked Shepherd's Farm Goat Cheese and Slide ridge Honey.  YUM! We love Snuck Farm and I couldn't help but share how cool this spectacular place is, especially at sunset! Our staff is AWESOME!  Their attention to detail and incredible hard work always makes our events so perfect.  Here they are finishing up the final touches on the 2nd course of Snuck Farm Butter Lettuce, Parmesan and Black Lava Sea Salt with Citrus Vinaigrette and our House-Made Orange Roll with Salted Honey Butter! This was our 3rd course, which was a favorite of mine for sure!  Bangerter Farms Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil Chiffonade, and Aged Balsamic with House Rosemary Focaccia with a Parmesan Salt Crust.  Vine-ripened tomatoes are one of my favorite parts of the harvest! The 4th course?  Sauteed Shrimp, Forest Mushrooms, Creminelli, over Smoky Beehive Cheddar Grits.  So good! I know you are probably thinking, oh man, we still have 3 courses to go?  No way!  Well, you bet we do, and here is the 5th course - a Mesquite-Grilled Snake River Skirt Steak, Chimichurri Sauce, Parsley Oil, and Yucca Crisps with Roasted Idaho Fingerling Potatoes served with Redmond Sea Salt Blocks tableside - it was a guest favorite, for sure! Loved the way this venue glows at night!  Such a pretty evening for an AMAZING dinner! Our 6th and 7th courses were on the sweeter side.  The 6th was a Honey and Salt tasting with Utah Apples.  Simple and so delicious!  And, of course, the 7th course was a decadent dessert.  A Chocolate Pot de Creme with Salted Whipped Cream and Pumpkin Ricotta Pound Cake with Honey and Grand Marnier Dried Fruit and our House Made Honey Caramel Gelato!  Such a tasty end to an perfect meal! I love this pic!  Mary made sure to take some snaps of the GORGEOUS dessert, because how could you not?! To all of the staff who helped make this evening so wonderful, we thank you!  And for all of you who want to get your seats for our next Pop Up, make sure you do it quick!  It's sure to sell out and we want you all to be there to experience an amazing night like this.  Happy harvest time, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!  

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