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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from PUREfourhundred, who happens to be on of our Partners for our June 18th Pop Up Restaurant at Old Town Cellars in Park City!  This post also happens to show one of our favorite spring dishes – and you can get the recipe on PUREfourhundred‘s blog here.  We are SO excited to join forces for this one-of-a-kind culinary experiences and thank you to PUREfourhundred for sharing this post!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @culinarycrafts!  Enjoy this recipe and please join us for this AMAZING Pop Up Restaurant!  Happy weekend, everyone!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

How To Make Honey Pecans

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Candied pecans can spruce up any boring salad. They taste delicious with berries and pears, or any other fruit you like!

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You’ll need

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP honey

You’ll also need a sheet pan and a spatula.

Start with a sheet pan and put down parchment or wax paper and spray it really well! Since it’s sugary, it’ll stick a lot. Next, spread all the pecans evenly over it.

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Then take your 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and sprinkle it over top. Then pour 2 tbsp of honey over all of it.

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Mix together with your hands until everything is coated well. This will get really sticky and messy! Make sure none get left out or dry. Put in the oven 350 degrees.

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Every 5 minutes take it out of the oven and stir them. It’ll be in the oven for around 15-20 minutes. Just watch it. It’s done when there’s a glaze and there’s no more granular sugar. Get out a new cookie sheet. Put parchment or wax paper over the bottom and coat it with cooking spray.

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It pairs perfectly with a salad. Cut up some lettuce. Add blackberries, sliced pears, and the candied pecans you just made. Drizzle with some lemon vinaigrette (recipe here) and enjoy!

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Pecan recipe pic

Honey Pecan Pin

Mint Infused Lemonade & 3 Events To Attend

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If you haven’t indulged your tastebuds in Culinary Crafts’ cooking lately, you are in luck! We have 3 delicious public events coming up in June!

June 2nd and 3rd – Culinary Crafts will have a booth at the “Tastemakers Event” in Salt Lake City at the Gallivan Center from 5:00 to 10 PM. We’ll be serving some of our authentic Italian zabaglione gelato with orange supremes in a vanilla mint marjoram light treacle.

June 4th  –  Our “The Scenic Route” Pop-up Restaurant at Snuck Farms in Pleasant Groves. This promises to be the ultimate epicurean backyard barbecue with the feel of slow and easy scenic drive. The 6-course menu, set by Ryan Crafts, features what we like to call, “The Scenic Route Burger” – a burger that took no shortcuts on its way to your plate.

June 18th – We are partnering with PureFourHundred and Old Town Cellars to create a Modernist Mountain West dinner with wine pairings. The menu, set by our Executive Chef Greg Reith will tantalize you with delicacies such as Butter Poached Hokkaido Scallops, Corn Smoked Scottish Sea Trout with Sorrel Cream, accompanied with Charred Fruit, Grilled Radicchio and Napa Slaw. Need we say more? This exquisite experience will take place in the comfort of Old Town Cellars on Main Street in Park City.

TICKETS: To attend any of the three events, you will need to purchase tickets!
For Tastemakers tickets and more information click here.

 

For tickets and more information for either of our Pop-up Restaurants go here.

Here’s a taste of the beautiful Snuck Farms, the venue for our June 4th Pop-Up.

MAY RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Mint Infused Lemonade
Mint infused Lemonade, is THE perfect thirst quencher to launch summer festivities. Using all fresh ingredients makes all the difference, and yes!, squeezing your own lemons is worth the trouble. To serve, we recommend using ice cubes, rather than crushed ice, as cubes melt slower than crushed ice. Or, you can make ice cubes out of your lemonade, and it’s even better! Have a wonderful kick-off to your summer, and we hope to see you at one of our June events!
Hugs, Mary
Serves 6
Ingredients
5 cups cold water
3 lemons juiced and zested
1 cup granulated sugar
2 cups fresh mint leaves

Muddle mint leaves with lemon juice, zest and sugar in a glass pitcher.
Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Refrigerate overnight.
When ready to serve, strain the lemonade to remove the mint.
Garnish with fresh mint.

How To Make The Perfect Lemon Vinaigrette

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Salad dressings and vinaigrettes are super fun to make. They taste so much better than store bought salad dressings too! You would be surprised at how easy it is to make delicious dressings. This recipe Chef Morgan is showing you is for Lemon Vinaigrette.

First, get together your ingredients.

  • 1 1/2 cup Lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • Honey to taste

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In a bowl, pour the lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper. Blend it all together. If you don’t have a blender, a wisk will work, it’ll just take longer.

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Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl. You have to pour the oil in slowly otherwise it’ll separate too fast. Then you add in the honey to taste. We usually do 1 to 2 tbsp. If you want it sweeter, just add more!

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When it’s done, dip in a spoon. You want the vinaigrette to coat the back of the spoon, which means it’ll coat the lettuce perfectly!

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Vinaigrette recipe

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from Salt Lake Magazine who tagged us in their post letting you know that Tastemakers tickets are on sale – and Culinary Crafts is THRILLED to be one of the tastemakers this year!  It’s going to be awesome and we are really excited to come up with some truly innovative eats!  For those who’d like to join us, Tastemakers will be on June 2nd and 3rd from 5-10pm – We’d love for you to come and check out the truly innovative Utah culinary landscape!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week just tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts and stay tuned to see who gets picked next week.  Happy weekend everyone – and make sure to get your Tastemakers tickets before they sell out!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

“Savor Park City” Pop-up Restaurant

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Savor the Summit crew

PUREFOURHUNDERD presents “Savor Park City” in partnership with Culinary Crafts and Old Town Cellars. Indulge in a multi-course Modernist Mountain West dining event, in comfort, at Park City’s acclaimed Old Town Cellars. Culinary Craft’s Executive Chef, Greg Reith, has set a menu featuring Old Town Cellars wines that beautifully melds the nuances of each wine with a tantalizing culinary presentation. Wonderful surprises await you.

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$200/person includes dinner and wine pairings as well as tax and gratuity. Seating is limited.

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Get your tickets here: https://www.culinarycrafts.com/pop-up-restaurants-4/ 

Attend Ryan’s “Scenic Route” Burger Pop-up Restaurant

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Ahh….. the scenic route, a leisurely drive to relax, take in your surroundings and relish the experience of being alive. That’s the inspiration behind our next Pop-up Restaurant, and what we affectionately call, Ryan’s “Scenic Route” burger* (a burger that has taken no short cuts on its way to your plate). Yes, we’re featuring a hamburger at our next Pop-up! And, we promise you have never tasted a burger quite this extraordinary. The amount of care, passion and preparation that goes into its creation is astounding.

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For this pop-up restaurant, Ryan Crafts, Culinary Crafts Partner and Chief Operations Officer, has set a 6-course modernist epicurean homestyle menu that will take you on a culinary back roads journey as it delights your senses with inspired flavors and artistry. The “Scenic Route” burger may be your destination, but the entire trek will be delicious.

The location for this experience?

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The picturesque Snuck Farm in Pleasant Grove. Our chefs will be using Snuck Farm’s ridiculously fresh herbs, vibrantly organic greens, GPS coordinate specific honey and bouquet-worthy edible flowers throughout the 6-course dinner. During the evening you’ll savor cheeses from the local artisans at Heber Valley Dairy and Beehive Cheese, and indulge in piping hot flatbread fresh from the wood-fired oven. But, it’s the “Scenic Route” burger that will steal the show and quite possibly ruin your tolerance for industrial burgers forever. It’s perfection on a plate, a char-grilled piece of heaven…call it what you will, it is a burger you’ll remember for the rest of your days.

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This restaurant and menu “pops-up” for a single night and then disappears, offering a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. In order to attend this exclusive event, you must purchase your tickets in advance. Seating is very limited, reserve your seat now!  Don’t miss your chance to ride shotgun on our “Scenic Route” culinary journey. Ryan will be in the drivers seat sharing tips and pointers for your own backyard grilling adventures, and will describe the nuances of each pop-up course—each one a scenic masterpiece waiting to be tasted.

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To get more information and buy your tickets, go to www.culinarycrafts.com.

Belated Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Apologies to our readers!  Our Friday post is belated – but I wanted to make sure we posted it!!!  Check it out!

Today’s Instagram of the Week is here with a fun pic of one of the newest members of the Culinary Crafts team.  We are so excited to welcome, Danielle, and happy she is excited to start this new adventure with us!  Thanks for posting, Danielle!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @culinarycrafts and check back to see who gets chosen next week.  And Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all of the moms out there!  🙂

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This is the way you should be cutting your cantaloupe

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You’ll want to get the following things:

  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Large spoon
  • Cantaloupe

Cut the ends off first. Then sit the cantaloupe up on one of the ends.

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You’ll cut along the sides of the skin.

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You want to make sure there’s no green left on the cantaloupe. It’s hard to get the green off the bottom, but you’ll just keep trimming it until the green is gone. You’ll do this all the way around the cantaloupe.

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After all the skin is off, you cut the cantaloupe in half from pole to pole.

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Then you get your spoon and carve out all the seeds and insides.

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Then you put the cantaloupe down on the flat side, and cut it into 6 pieces. The ends are always going to be smaller so you’ll want to make it a bigger slice.

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Now you’re done! Enjoy your fruit for breakfast or a side with any meal.

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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from WedUtah who posted this BEAUTY from a shoot we did with Martha Hatfield Designs and was featured in Brides!  With gorgeous florals from Decoration Inc and stunning photos from Jess Kettle, we are in love with this pic, for sure!  Thank you to WedUtah for making it a part of your selections for #UtahWeddingDesignWeek!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @culinarycrafts and stay posted to see who is picked next week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!