Brunello di Montalcino Anyone?

One of my goals for 2019 is to do more local wine events here in Utah so I was excited when I noticed Veneto, an authentic Italian restaurant, here in Salt Lake City was hosting a wine event focusing on Brunello di Montalcino!

Let me start with the restaurant itself and then I’ll move on to the wine. Owners Marco and Amy Stevanoni make you feel right at home from the moment you step into this quaint space. Not only is the food authentic but you truly feel like you are in a small European bistro surrounded by antique furniture, intricate details and an inviting setting you would expect from this culture. The menu offers year-round classic favorites and seasonal specialties from the Veneto region with most of the ingredients farmed locally.

There is no tipping in Veneto or at VENETO, adding to the relaxed environment of simply enjoying a delicious meal and quite possibly learning something new along the way. Their team is paid a professional salary and then they simply add a small “coperto” (“covered” in Italian) of $4 per guest to each check. Again, allowing their guest to focus on their dining experience instead of worrying about how much to tip at the end of the evening. Any tips above and beyond that are donated to The Danielle Byron Henry Migraine Foundation. Continue reading “Brunello di Montalcino Anyone?”

Eat Drink SLC

This was my first year attending the Eat Drink SLC event and it won’t be my last! An event filled with local restaurants offering seasonal small bites, 80+ wines from around the world, including numerous boutique and family-owned wineries, all the while enjoying the ambiance of the evening with live music while walking the beautiful grounds at the Tracy Aviary in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Eat Drink SLC began just four years ago and has sold out every single year. This isn’t just an event for locals to nibble and sip on unique foods and wines but it also has a purpose. All proceeds benefit local non-profits that strengthen our community, bringing awareness to those in need and highlighting our art and culinary scene. Eat Drink SLC has raised over $45,000 for worthy causes such as Comunidades Unidas, Race Swami, Tracy Aviary, SB Dance and Neighborhood House.

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