Oct 23 2015
Culinary Crafts' Pop Up Restaurant and Fund Raiser...

Culinary Crafts' Pop Up Restaurant and Fund Raiser...

Presented by Culinary Crafts and The Green Urban Lunch Box at The Tasting Room

Culinary Crafts brings its popular pop-up restaurant concept to Salt Lake City!  After creating two completely sold-out pop-up restaurants in August and September in Utah County, Culinary Crafts moves its October pop-up to downtown Salt Lake for the first time. The restaurant and menu “pops-up” for a single night and then disappears, offering a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Culinary Crafts has been awarded Utah’s best caterer for 12 years running, and provides a window and an introduction to its award-winning handcrafted food in a special pop-up restaurant setting.  This unique 10-course dinner menu has been created personally by founder Mary Crafts, featuring the best of Utah’s October harvest. 

This special evening will take place in the loft-like, brick-lined space in downtown Salt Lake City, Culinary Crafts Tasting Room on Friday, October 23 at 7:00 pm.  It is a must for foodies!

Our co-host for the evening is The Green Urban Lunch Box, and a portion of each ticket sold will go to support this inspiring nonprofit group.  In Utah, they run four programs to support urban agriculture and provide hunger relief:

—Mobile Greenhouse, a 35-foot school bus that has been converted into a mobile greenhouse, and is used as an educational tool to teach children in the community about agriculture

—FruitShare Program, partnering with SLCgreen and Real Food Rising to help better utilize fruit trees in residential areas around the city.  By registering their trees, residents receive help from knowledgeable volunteers in maintaining their trees for optimal yield, as well as help in harvesting.  The excess fruit that the homeowner would otherwise be unable to harvest or salvage is shared with local food-assistance programs, feeding those in need.

—Back-Farm Program provides elderly community members with local volunteers who work together to convert seniors’ backyard space into urban farms.  Through the hard work of the Back-Farm’s apprentices and the efforts of the homeowners, overgrown yards are transformed into fertile gardens.  The elderly participant and the apprentice nurture a relationship and friendship through weekly visits.  The vegetables grown are divided evenly between homeowner, volunteers, and local hunger-relief organizations. 

—Small Farm Initiative is a farmer-training program for young and/or beginning farmers who are interested in making a career out of urban agriculture.

The Green Urban Lunch Box and all of its programs work to educate and motivate individuals regarding issues related to food production and healthy eating.  Culinary Crafts shares their mission, and is proud to partner with them on this food-centric celebration.

The 10-course pop-up seated dinner will feature vegetables and fruit from The Green Urban Lunch Boxes gardens.  Mesquite-Grilled Rocky Mountain Red Trout with The Green Urban Lunch Box Apple Chutney, Sous Vide Citrus-Marinated Snake River Tenderloin of Beef, Utah Amano Chocolate Espresso Pot de Crème with Utah Pistachio Biscotti are just a few of the delicious offerings.

Mary Crafts, founder and president of Culinary Crafts will be hostess for the evening, guiding guests through the multiple-course extravaganza with her food knowledge and humor.  Chef David James Robinson, the new Executive Corporate Chef of Culinary Crafts, will be on-hand to ensure a brilliant experience for all.  Shawn Peterson, the Executive Director of The Green Urban Lunch Box, will also be present to share his program and passion with the evening’s guests.

In order to attend this exclusive event, tickets must be purchased in advance.  They are very limited. Tickets are a special price of $150 for the 10-course feast, and to support The Green Urban Lunch Box.  Please note that tickets are selling very rapidly.  Guests are strongly advised to act quickly to ensure their spot at this unique farm-to-table event!  A special wine pairing created by Culinary Crafts’ chefs in collaboration with Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, Michael Roussin from Bacchus Event Services, will be available for an additional $50 supplement, and a cash bar will also be available.

“A culinary event, one that you shouldn’t miss when they bring the concept to Salt Lake in October.” – Joshua Jones, Q-SaltLake Magazine

Admission Info

In order to attend this exclusive event, tickets must be purchased in advance. They are very limited. Tickets are a special price of $150 for the 10-course feast, and to support The Green Urban Lunch Box. Please note that tickets are selling very rapidly. Guests are strongly advised to act quickly to ensure their spot at this unique farm-to-table event! A special wine pairing created by Culinary Crafts’ chefs in collaboration with Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, Michael Roussin from Bacchus Event Services, will be available for an additional $50 supplement, and a cash bar will also be available.

Email: zoe@CulinaryCrafts.com

Dates & Times

2015/10/23 - 2015/10/23

Location Info

The Tasting Room

357 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101