Diner Amical – The Cabin at Provisions
By Sue Geary, Vice Chargée de Presse, FWS, IWS, SWS
Event photos by: Cole Johnson, Vice Charge’ des Médias Sociaux, FWS
Additional photo credit: Sheral Schowe, Bailli
On Saturday, November 12, 2022, members of the Salt Lake City Bailliage gathered in a cozy cabin in the outback.
More precisely, we met at the private dining area known as The Cabin which sits out back of Provisions Restaurant in Millcreek. As another of our more casual events, it was an evening of lively conversation, first meetings, better acquaintances, and old friends enjoying a relaxed dinner with sterling wines.
Provisions Restaurant is recognized for its small-batch, seasonal menu and its respect for responsible farming and use of sustainable ingredients. Having grown up on a farm in Star Valley, Wyoming, Executive Chef Tyler Stokes learned the importance of how and where our food is grown. Chef Stokes honed his culinary skills through his work as Executive Chef at The Lookout Cabin at Canyon’s Resort, Lugano Restaurant in Salt Lake City, and Globus in Sun Valley, Idaho. After opening Dashi Restaurant in Sun Valley, Stokes returned to Salt Lake City to open Provisions.
Provisions has achieved many accolades for the creativity and quality that Chef Stokes and his staff bring to the dining experience. The restaurant has received Salt Lake Magazine’s Best Restaurant Award, City Weekly Magazine’s Best Salt Lake Valley Restaurant, and the Utah Restaurant Association Taste of Utah Award. Executive Chef Tyler Stokes was recognized as Chef of the Year 2022.
We certainly learned why Provisions has established such a proud reputation. We had a fabulous meal. Guests were given choices of menu items in advance of the dinner. Échanson Kasey Dubler selected the perfect wines for the options at each course.
As guests arrived, they enjoyed charcuterie and cheese accompanied by a 2017 Franco Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut Rive di San Floriano. Our first course offered a choice of Wild Arugula Salad with dried cherries, candied pecans, Champagne dressing, and feta paired with 2018 Esmeralda Garcia Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Arenas de Santjuste Verdego, or Butternut Squash Soup with coconut milk, lemongrass, ginger, olive oil, and sage with a 2018 Trimbach Gerwurztraminer Alsace. The main course included three options. A Grilled Salmon with creamy white polenta, sauteed greens, red wine agro dolce, and olive tapenade perfectly paired with a 2017 Domaine de la Garodière Morgon. The 2013 Il Macchione Vino Nobile de Montepulciano was an excellent accompaniment to the Grilled Prime Beef Tenderloin with parmesan mashed potatoes, charred radicchio, ginger soy jus, and truffle butter. Finally, a beautiful vegan meal of Khao Soi, an aromatic coconut curry soup with rice noodles, seasoned vegetables, garnished with cilantro, red onion, and lime was partnered well with the 2017 Joh. Jos. Prüm Graacher Himmerlreich Riesling Kabinett.
The dessert choices allowed for two lovely dessert wines to shine. A Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee with fresh berries
was ideally matched with a 2007 Château Sigales Rabaud while Puglia’s 2017 Schola Sarmenti Primitivo Salento Rosso Passito Corimei proved an elegant companion to the Dark Chocolate Pudding with whipped cream, chocolate crumb, and salted caramel.
This event provided a timely opportunity for our bailliage officiers to present some potential changes of leadership at both provincial and local levels. Bailli Sheral Schowe informed those in attendance that she has been asked to become a candidate for Bailli Provincial for the Far West Province when Phil Kress’s term ends this coming May. She has asked our Argentier Richard Pater to serve with her as Provincial Chambellan. Richard would retain his assignment as Argentier of our bailliage. Members of our board have unanimously nominated Cole Johnson to advance from Vice Chargé des Médias Sociaux to Bailli. If approved through election by our membership, these changes will be formalized during our next induction ceremony scheduled for March of 2023.