Tastemakers 2012 is coming up fast!

This two-day event, hosted by Salt Lake magazine, brings sample tastings from Utah’s best restaurants together in an exclusive pavilion located conveniently next to Squatters Pub Brewery, 147 West Broadway.

Pavilion restaurants include Pagoda, Bambara, Gracie’s, Silver, The Coffee Shop, Garden Café, Ichiban Sushi, Joffee’s Coffee, Ruby River and Caffe Niche. After you savor some samples at the pavilion, stroll around downtown and visit Benihana, Caffé Molise, J. Wong’s Asian Bistro, Naked Fish, Ruth’s Chris, Squatters, Market Street Grill and New Yorker for more tantalizing tastings.

If the sound of crab cakes, parmesan polenta, roast turkey sliders, crown ribs, or duck confit have you salivating, this is the gastro-event you won’t want to miss.

Tastemakers pass holders are entitled to tastings and entertainment on event nights, plus up to three months of exclusive offers from participating restaurants. Tastemakers 2012 takes place Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 from 5–10 p.m. 

A limited number of tickets are available, so click here to purchase your $30 Tasting Pass, or enter to win a set of passes for free. 

We will give out two passes to two lucky readers.

To enter, just leave a comment telling us the restaurant you're most excited for at this year's Tastemakers and why. Winners will be given instructions on picking up their passes via email on May 14.