On October 27, Faustina in downtown Salt Lake is hosting a special set-price, four-course brunch on Saturday, October 27 at high noon featuring special guest EPIC Brewmaster Kevin Crompton and hosts (and the magazine's downstairs neighbors) X96 Radio From Hell's Kerry, Bill and Gina. Executive Chef Billy Sotelo has created a special menu designed to highlight the nuances and distinctive qualities of each beer.
 
Cost for the special Oktoberfest brunch is $20 per person. The expertly paired beers are available for an additional $20.
 
Faustina is located at 454 E. 300 South in Salt Lake. Call 801-746-444 for reservations and scroll down to see the menu.

Scott Evans has a great beer resume, going way back with Squatters Pub Brewery. So he's been looking forward to presenting beer at his Spanish restaurant, Finca.

And here it comes, on November 15: Scott asked five local breweries for one beer to create a menu around. The result:  Epic, Moab Brewery, Red Rock, Squatters and Uinta, all chose a beer. Chef Phelix Gardner and Evans then paired each beer with an equally compelling dish. It's already selling briskly; call 801-487-0699 or email scott@fincaslc.com to save your seat.


Faustina Oktoberfest Menu
Wit Beer Mimosas Upon Arrival
 
Course One
Peach Crepes
Mascarpone Cheese, Utah Peaches, Grand Marnier Glaze
Paired with Brainless on Peaches
 
Course Two
Bacon & Eggs
Beer & Herb Poached Egg, Pancetta Disc, Polenta, Sliced Avocado
Paired with Fest Devious
 
Course Three
Brown Sugar Braised Pork Belly
Pumpkin Gnocchi, Quail Egg, Apple Gastrique
Paired with Imperial Pumpkin Porter
 
Course Four
Dark Chocolate & Raspberry Pot De Crème
Served with Pistachio Scone
Paired with Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout