Americans are known for doing too much of two things: working and eating fast food. If that troubles you – and it probably should – take a breather during this year’s “Feast of Five Senses” On Sunday, October 18, settle into a meal inspired by your childhood, revamped by chefs from across the valley. Beginning at 5 p.m., guests are invited to the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts for a “mindful meal.”
“A family table – a place where memories are made, bonds are strengthened, and communities are created over shared food,” is the theme and goal of this year’s event. Focusing on great food, while supporting a more sustainable method of obtaining ingredients, the feast celebrates the comfort of home-cooking for a brighter future.
Slow Food Utah is a national organization, with the goal to slow down our busy lives and focus on good, clean, and fair food. This means quality, sustainable means of farming and livestock practices, and compensating those who produce those ingredients fairly. Their Utah Chapter, centered in the state’s capital, hosts many events throughout the year to encourage people to make better and healthier food choices. According to their website, the organization was created “to counteract fast food and fast life.”
Proceeds from the event go toward their micro-grant program, to local farmers and to school and community gardens. The 12th Annual event features chefs from Tin Angel Cafe, Provisions, Bon Appetit and many more.
The “Feast of Five Senses” is located at the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts on the Westminster College campus. Tickets are $125, plus a $25 wine pairing. For more information on the event, click here.