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Oink! Pigs and Pinot at Solitude Mountain Resort

Tickets for “Pigs and Pinot” dinner are $90 per person with optional wine pairings of $40 per person. There’s only 46 spots, or there were, so get on it. For reservations email dstevenson@solitudemountain.com or call 801-536-5765.

Pigs and Pinot — It’s hot down in the Valley, eh? Here’s a plan: get out! This weekend, on Saturday, Aug. 4, Solitude Mountain Resort is serving up its annual Wasatch Mountain Table Dinner with the porcine theme of “Pigs and Pinot.”

We assume that means pork is on the menu and Solitude isn’t calling us pigs.

Alliterative name calling aside, the mountain table series is, forgive me, super rad. Solitude’s laconic chef de cuisine Andrew Fletcher whips his crew into a frenzy to produce a scrumptious meal, served at altitude on the banks of Big Cottonwood Creek. Things get started with an appetizer reception, like so.

This is me pigging out on crudités last year.

Afterwards there’s a five-course dinner, served at communal tables, with a focus on pork (see I was right!) and wine pairings featuring French Burgundies from Maison Louis Jadot and California pinots from Domiane Carneros and Cake Bread Cellars.

That’s the pinot part.

Oink, Oink

Or just stay down in the valley and swelter. Here’s our dining guide so you can pick a restaurant.

Jeremy Pugh :Jeremy Pugh is Salt Lake magazine's Web Editor. He covers culture, history, theater, the outdoors and whatever else we ask him to. Jeremy is also the author of the book "100 Things to Do in Salt Lake City Before You Die" and the forthcoming history, culture and urban legend guidebook "Secret Salt Lake" (Spring 2019, Reedy Press).