Food briefs: New restaurants in Salt Lake, Orem; wine class and winter market

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The newest dining option in Salt Lake City is Caterina, a French-themed restaurant that opened last week in Sugar House. This restaurant, named after Caterina de Medici, is located inside the old U.S. Post Office on Highland Drive. The executive chef is Jean-Louis Montecot, who previously owned the Jean Louis restaurant in Park City. Caterina's menu features soups, salads, entrees and desserts made with fresh ingredients and classic French preparations. Entrees are priced from $18-$22. Besides the main dining area, Caterina has an area for large groups, and will offer patio seating in the summer.

Caterina is fourth restaurant for owner Ken Millo, a Salt Lake City architect, who also owns Cucina Toscana, at 307 W. Pierpont Ave. In the last six months, Millo and his Cucina Toscana Restaurant Group also have opened Vivace, and Cucina Toscana at the Salt Lake City International Airport.

Where • Caterina, 2155 S. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City

Hours • Monday-Saturday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.

Details • 801-819-7555, or in Orem

At don't expect the usual Tex Mex menu. At this new restaurant in Orem, chef and owner Sam Oteo uses Mexican techniques with French and Japanese influences. The menu changes regularly but items to try include hanger steak tacos served on house-made corn tortillas and calamari empanadas.

Where •, 1454 South State St., Orem.

Hours • Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Details • 801-960-0361, or

World of Cabs

Taste Cabernet Sauvignon wines from six different regions with wine educator Sheral Schowe. By the end of this 2 1/2-hour class, you will be able to identify the difference between new and old world wines. Cheeses and grass-fed beef appetizers will be paired with wines.

When • Friday, Jan. 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Where • Harmons Station Park, 200 N. Station Parkway, Farmington; 801-928-2635

Cost • $59.

Register • Visit, and click on the "cooking school" link

Winter Market: Part 3

The monthly Winter Farmers Market, sponsored by the Downtown Alliance, continues Saturday, Jan. 12 at a Salt Lake City event space on Pierpont Avenue. The theme is "Healthy New Year" and will include healthy cooking demonstrations and tips on improving your diet. Utah farmers and producers will be selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, cheeses and meats. Several food trucks will be parked nearby, including World Dog, Chow Truck, Lewis Bros. and Off the Grid.

When • Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where • Pierpont Place, 163 W. Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City

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