KUER 90.1 is a popular public radio station in Utah. It’s our source for NPR, jazz and news with a focus on community. To reward their supporters, they throw a hell of a party called “Savory Salt Lake” with tasty bites from some of Utah’s best restaurants and beverages.
Guests were expected to vote for their favorite dishes with plastic golden coins. Celebrity judges included Ty Burrell, the dad from Modern Family and owner of Beer Bar and BarX, his wife Holly, RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio and Vannesa Chang, general food nerd.
R & R Barbeque offered bites of savory chicken-fried steak, served with a tender micro-biscuit made from scratch, drenched in a rich country gravy and drizzled with something sweet. They won the Audience Award for this dish.
There was a lot of food to pick from and we had fun sampling each unique offering. There was a lot of care in each dish – each bite was a work of art. One of my favorites was the Ahi Tuna Crudo from The Tree room at Sundance Mountain Restort; it was fresh, flavorful and light.
Another dish was the Savory Goat Cheese Creme Brulee with Braised Beef Shoulder. Mushrooms sauteed in red wine added another layer of flavor. Both of us really enjoyed the flavors in this bite – tart, sweet and savory. Chef Zanetta Jones from The Leonardo’s Salt Bistro always comes up with fun and inventive flavors. Whenever we see her at foodie events, we can’t wait to see what she’s come up with!
Savory Salt Lake was a fun event – we got to taste excellent food and drinks and mingle with some of our favorite chefs. We were graciously invited to share the evening with KUER’s supporters. (Thank you!)