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Fall 2021 Ridge Cafe Wine Tasting Event Series

You'll join one of Utah's foremost wine experts, Jim Santangelo, Sommelier and Educator from the Wine Academy of Utah as he takes you along a delectable journey experiencing different wine regions paired with delicious small bites.

Draper Utah Wine Tasting Series Fall 2021

Register online below!

We expect to sell out! Limited seats available for these popular events!

  • Attend 1, 2, 3 or all 4 wine tasting events! Pick and choose what interests you!
  • Sorry NO walk-ins the day of this exclusive private event.

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Tast of Italy Wine Tasting EventTaste of Italy | September 12, 2021 | $55/per person - SOLD OUT - subscribe to our email list to be notified of upcoming events

Explore Italy through the glass as we feature a sparkling Prosecco from the Northern region to a ripe white wine of the Soave in Veneto to a classic Tuscan style red finishing with a robust rich wine of the Southern tip.

Small nibbles of apple, nut and cheese are paired, and receive printed tasting notes and professional 90 minute presentation.

A fun, educational and entertaining wine tasting of this classic wine growing region.

 

Splash of Spain Wine Tasting EventSplash of Spain | October 3, 2021 | $55/per person - SOLD OUT - subscribe to our email list to be notified of upcoming events

Presented are a range of delicious Spanish wines ranging from a sparkling Cava to a crisp racy Albarino of the Northwest to a classic Rioja to a big bold Garnacha of the Pyrenees. We can also explore a nutty toffee flavored Sherry as an add on wine for this presentation, inquire with your Wine Specialist today!

Small nibbles of apple, nut and cheese are paired, and receive printed tasting notes and professional 90 minute presentation.

A fun, educational and entertaining wine tasting of this classic wine growing region.

 

French Mediterranean Wine Tasting EventFrench Mediterranean | November 14, 2021 | $55/per person - SOLD OUT - subscribe to our email list to be notified of upcoming events

Join us as we taste along the Mediterranean coast as we explore this lush region of wines. From Sparkling to Rosé to massive juicy meaty reds, we taste them all!

Small nibbles of apple, nut and cheese are paired, and receive printed tasting notes and professional 90 minute presentation.

A fun, educational and entertaining wine tasting of this classic wine growing region.

 

California Coast Wine Tasting EventCalifornia Coast | December 5, 2021 | $55/per person - SOLD OUTsubscribe to our email list to be notified of upcoming events

Explore the California Coast and taste wines from the classic regions ranging from Napa Valley to Sonoma Coast to Paso Robles and Santa Barbara. We focus on the classic wine regions, selecting wines to represent the regions.

Small nibbles of apple, nut and cheese are paired, and receive printed tasting notes and professional 90 minute presentation.

A fun, educational and entertaining wine tasting of this classic wine growing region.

 

Fall 2021 Wine Tasting Waitlist

If your event is currently sold out or on a date you cannot attend this time around, you can request to be added to a waitlist and/or mailing list. If you are contacted, you will be asked to pay online and register prior to the event.

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Those in attendance will be carded at the door and must be over 21 to attend. Absolutely no one under 21 will be allowed in the event.

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You’ve selected the date, venue, tried on a dress, and talked everything over with your significant other.

Now it's time to plan your perfect wedding reception. But what does the perfect wedding reception look like? And how can your wedding caterer help make it a success?

There’s more to wedding receptions than just delicious food. Other aspects like the catering style, presentation of food, deciding on the menu and theme, as well as hiring an experienced and professional wedding caterer in Draper with whom you can work together as a team to make your wedding reception run smoothly.

If you are planning your wedding in Utah or anywhere across the US, this article will take you through all the basics of planning a wedding reception that you and your guests will long cherish.

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Elements of Perfect Wedding Catering

First things first: decide on your budget. Don't worry if you have to limit it. With a bit of creativity, you can always make your wedding catering a beautiful occasion. Choose a variety of small plates, or a few entrées. You'll have plenty of delicious options.

Our Salt Lake County and Utah County wedding caterers can help you decide on a theme. The options are plentiful here, too. Some fun themes to consider include:

  • Vintage
  • Mediterranean
  • Modern
  • Bohemian
  • Romantic
  • Traditional
  • Rustic Artisanal

The food and theme combinations are limited only by your imagination and budget.

Some of your guests might have special dietary requirements. Others might prefer vegan and gluten-free options. Your wedding caterer will definitely have something delicious in store for all your guests. Just make sure you ask your guests to specify their dietary requirements when you send out your invitations and RSVPs.

Be sure to decide whether you’ll be including drinks or not. You can offer paid or free options or a combination of both. Some couples choose to offer free wine and beer on tap, and if guests want a mixed drink they must pay for that.

Decide on the Catering Style

The catering style will determine how your guests interact with each other while enjoying the food and drinks. Once you choose a style and the venue is set accordingly, there's no going back.

You can select from the following catering styles:

  • Sit-down plated dinner
  • Family-style
  • Buffet
  • Food station

For a sit-down plated dinner style, guests sit in chairs and servers bring food to the table. Your guests are free to sit back, relax and enjoy the festivities without leaving their chair to get food. 

You can order a 1, 2 or 3 course meal for everyone. The menu is decided in advance and everyone gets a fixed portion. 

Family-style catering is similar to the plated style, except large portions of food are placed on the table in serving platters and guests help themselves. Everyone can take as much or as little as they desire. 

For buffet-style catering, food is laid out in a line on long tables often in special warning chaffes. Guests grab plates and work their way down the table scooping out their own food, getting exactly how much of whatever items they desire. Sometimes lines develop as guests wait their turn to get food. Guests can go back up for 2nd's if there's anything left and still setup.

Food-station catering is similar to buffet style, except multiple stations (small plate table, entree table, veggie table, dessert table, etc)  with food are set up to minimize long lines for guests. 

Wedding Tasting (Sampling)

Many Utah wedding caterers offer a tasting session before you commit to the menu (after all, it's a bit like a date). You can try several (or all) options from the menu and create a customized wedding menu. 

Don't forget to ask for the Chef's recommendations. 

A tasting session is crucial if you're hiring the caterer for the first time. It will be as helpful to the caterer as it will be to you. Wedding caterers want to help you make your wedding memorable by making the food match your needs and expectations.

Expect to be invited for the tasting several weeks in advance of the wedding. This way, you'll have a lot of room to change your mind and the caterer will have time to adjust to your requirements.

Technically, your wedding is about you. However, consider the people who may be travelling from afar to attend your special day. These guests could be children, elderly, or people with allergies and dietary restrictions. 

Don't stress over it, though. Catering companies in Utah already factor this in. They can help you choose the right entrees, meals, and desserts, and present you with enough options to keep everyone happy.

If you inform your catering company about the expected number of visitors, they can even help you order the right quantity of food and save you unnecessary expenses. The goal is to work together and create that perfect wedding catering experience.

While you’re tasting, take notes. You might eat about 30 samples before you settle on your likes and dislikes. That’s a lot to remember.

Great Presentation for Great Wedding Photographs

Of course, you'll be capturing all these memories in photographs. So, why not make them special as well?

Your wedding caterer will make a delectable presentation of the food, plates and platters. The servers will look professional and bus the table to make everything clean.

Wedding Catering makes for Memorable Weddings

Planning the perfect wedding catering isn't difficult at all. If you plan early, you'll have enough time to make changes.

Start with your budget and go from there. Utah wedding caterers can provide lots of fantastic options for everyone. 

Decide on a catering style according to the experience you want. Go for a tasting session with your fiance and parents and in-laws.

If you live in the Salt Lake City metro area, Ridge Cafe can help you with your wedding catering. We offer a great selection of food, professional staff, and can create a presentation that will be a featured focus of your cherished memories and photographs.