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Due to poor enrollment, the Culinary Institute of America has decided to cancel its "World Cuisine Boot Camp" scheduled for next month at the Viking Cooking School in Salt Lake City. Cost was likely a factor, as tuition was $1,995 per person. CIA spokesman Jay Blotcher said in an email that the situation "is especially unfortunate, since I received 28 wonderful essays" from cooks vying for a free class as part of The CIA-Viking Dream Chef Contest. As a consolation, the CIA is sending all contestants a free copy of the its cookbook Spain and the World Table a $22.95 value.
Sundance Harvest Market
The 16th annual Harvest Market at Sundance Resort will feature works by nearly 30 artists and craftsmen, live music and barbecue that includes tri-tip beef, herb-roasted chicken, mango barbecue sauce and gourmet salads.
When • Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where • Sundance Resort, 8841 Alpine Scenic Highway Provo
Barbecue • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $14, children under 12, $8.
Details • 801-223-4067 or 866-734-4428.
Taste of Sandy
Sample food from local restaurants. Sponsored by the Greater Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce in connection with the Xfinity Football Challenge.
When • Saturday, Sept. 29, from 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Where • Rio Tinto Stadium, 9256 E. State St., Sandy
Cost • Free
Girls' Night Out: Tapas
Enjoy small plates of colorful, flavorful food.
When • Saturday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Where • Viking Cooking School, 2233 S. 300 East, South Salt Lake
Cost • $79; vikingrange.com
Community Health Expos
Harmons grocery stores will hold free Community Health Expos at four of its stores in September and October. Food samples, cooking demonstrations, nutrition workshops and children's classes are planned.
When • Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harmon's City Creek, 135 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City; 801-428-0366.
When • Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 to 4 p.m., at Harmon's Station Park, 200 N. Station Parkway, Farmington; 801-928-2600.
When • Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 to 4 p.m., at the Bangerter Crossing, 25 E. 13800 South, Draper; 801-617-0111.
When • Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. George, 1189 E. 700 South, St. George; 435-628-0411.
Details • harmonsgrocery.com
Farm-to-table dinner in Moab
For anyone headed to Moab this weekend, seats are still available for the eight-course wine dinner at Sorrel River Ranch in Moab. The produce for this farm-to-table dinner will be harvested from the ranch's sustainable garden. Attendees also tour the greenhouse and garden and each guest will receive a bag of fresh produce to take home. Artist in residence, photographer Richard Eskin, will join the dinner and display his works.
When • Saturday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Where • Sorrel River Ranch, Mile 17 Hwy. 128, Moab
Cost • $150 per person plus tax and gratuity
Reservations • email@example.com or 435-259-4642
An Introduction to tea
Discover the taste and subtleties of some of China's finest teas, from unprocessed white buds to oxidized blacks and more.
When • Sunday, Sept. 30,10 a.m. to noon
Where • Tea Grotto, 401 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City
Cost • $39; register online at: continue.utah.edu/lifelong/food_wine
Fall dining in Park City
Enjoy special fall-inspired menus at discounted prices Oct. 1-14 during the Park City Area Restaurant Association's "Harvest in the Mountains" promotion. Here's a sampling of what will be available:
Buona Vita • Get a three-course meal for $19.95
Deer Valley Grocery-Cafe • Harvest-themed lunch specials such as pheasant pot pie and butternut squash soup.
Grub Steak • Get soup or salad, choice of entree and sides for $29.75. Entree options vary weekly but can include grilled elk sirloin, ruby trout filet and prime rib.
Flanagan's • Corned beef and cabbage or shepherd's pie for $15; potato leek soup, $7.50 or pumpkin turkey chili, $8.50.
Wasatch Brew Pub • Get a three-course harvest dinner with beer pairings for $29.95. The first week the menu includes roasted beet salad with Utah goat cheese, pork shoulder braised in pumpkin ale and pumpkin bread pudding with Polygamy Porter ice cream.
Details • Visit http://www.parkcityrestaurants.com throughout the event for additional restaurants and special prices.
Learn how to preserve produce from your garden, the farmers market, or a generous neighbor.
When • Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Where • Gygi Culinary Center, 3500 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $74; register online at: continue.utah.edu/lifelong/food_wine.
Thai beer dinner
Sala Thai Kitchen and Epic Brewing Co., join forces for one of the most affordable beer dinners around.
When • Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m.
Where • Sala Thai Kitchen, 677 S. 200 West Salt Lake City.
Cost • Dinner is $14 per person or $24 per couple; optional beer flights, 6 in all, are $16 per person. Call, 801-328-2499 to reserve a spot.