Martine Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Utah, but it's frequently overshadowed and outshouted by its oft-overhyped neighbor City Creek Center. 

Shallow Shaft is one of the best mountain restaurants in Utah, but it's frequently overshadowed and outshouted by its oft-overhyped neighbor one canyon over, Park City. 

This winter both quiet places are raising their profiles a bit with stellar wine dinners. 

On Thursday, January 16th at 6pm Martine will be welcoming winemaker Arpad Molnar of Obsidian Ridge. Chef Tom Grantwill be pairing three of his wines with three small plates, all inspired from Lake County, California. $25 for three plates, $25 for three  glass of wine. Call 801-363-9328 for reservations.

At Shallow Shaft, wine director Peri Ermidis is presenting a winter of wine dinners. All dinners will start at 6pm and consist of multiple courses paired with selected varietals and vintages. Here's the schedule:

Wednesday January 8th - Jonathan Honig of Honig Winery is the first dinner; it's $45 for wine and $45 for dinner.

Wednesday January 15th - Arpad Molnar of Obsidian/Tricycle Wine Company

Wednesday January 22nd - Kevin Crompton of  Epic Brewery

Wednesday February 12th - Neil Michaelis with Delayed in Glass

Wednesday March 5th - Fisher/Zacherle Vineyards

Call 801-742-2177 to save your place.