salt Lake magazine Dining Award winners pull flavors, ingredients and techniques from cuisines all over the world, becoming ever more particular in the source of their ingredients. Take a peek into the pantries of Utah’s best restaurants.
The Secret Ingredient: Harissa
The essential flavoring in Tunisian, Moroccan and much north African cuisine, the red paste has a much more complex spiciness than fresh hot peppers. you can make your own (several kinds of chilies, tomato paste, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, etc.) But its easy to find in specialty food stores and it’s so versatile you can use it on meats, vegetables, seafood…anything that needs a little extra zing.
2019 Dining Award Winner London Belle Supper Club
- London Belle Supper Club, 321 Main Street, SLC, 801-363-8888, londonbelleslc.com
London Belle’s full name is London Belle Supper Club — referencing Bell London, one of Salt Lake’s most notorious madams. One in a row of this new breed of bar-cum-restaurant, London belle has the considerable advantage of Chef Matt Anderson, who has been cooking in Utah for decades and has created a menu of global snacks with a sophisticated finesse.
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