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Another thumbs up visit to SLC's Epic Casual Dining


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Another thumbs up visit to SLC's Epic Casual Dining

Tha Groovin' Gourmet | Jan 29, 2006 05:13 PM

The lovely Denise and I popped in for some munchies and mostly for wine and beer respectively. She is very fond of their Shiraz by the glass, I am a newfound fan of Full Sail Amber.

We started with a repeat from our first visit, the flatbread with brie/blue cheese, oven dried romas and caramelized onion jam. They have a couple of other flatbread combos that look interesting, but we'll stick with this one. Their presentation doesn't lend itself to heavy, chunky ingredients.

Next up was touted as their specialty on the menu, a wood-grilled artichoke. Manohman was that ever delicious. They cut a choke in half, grill it face down, then turn it, fill it with butter, garlic and parmesan and finish in a salamander. The meaty part of each leaf was perfectly tender, the hearts sublime, and the charred edges of the leaves had a killer flavor and nice chewy texture. Awesome.

Then it was time to split a Mr Martinez salad, another repeat performance. This is a salad for the ages...beautifully conceived and executed. Fresh greens, in a kicky roasted poblano/white balsamic vinaigrette, strewn with toasted pepitas and julienned mango. Killer combo made even greater by the slice of manchego and a lightly marinated, roasted and chilled roma. Deelish.

All in all a lovely little repast. It was nice to see the joint hopping on a Thursday night, and also nice to be remembered by our server from the previous visit. Epic is a welcome addition to the SLC scene. With easy access off the 215 (a couple of right turns off the Union Park exit) there's no reason not to make it a regular, no matter where you might be in the valley.

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