Feb 28, 2011
Our friends at Forage in Salt Lake City, Viet and Bowman, are locked in a vise tight race for Food & Wine’s People’s Best New Chef title. They are currently in 3rd place in a narrow race with voters in the population centers of New York City, the Northwest and Pacific Coast logging on in droves to help their local Chefs. The first round of voting ends Tuesday, 3/1 so cast your vote today!
Viet Pham and Bowman Brown of Forage - well done guys!
Feb 25, 2011
Saturday brunch at Communal will feature our usual array of breakfast delights au naturale with a few lunchtime pleasures for those of you who eat your eggs at the crack of cockadoodledoo … whether that be after sleep or before. Who are we to judge?
first seen on a menu in a Paris cafe in 1910, Croque Madame served this Saturday at Communal ~ photo courtesy Best in Chow
This week’s brunch menu could possibly and most probably will feature something like this … or not, depending on what we like to call “chef voodoo“! Join us tomorrow to find out.
- eggs Benedict with home fries, salad or fries
- Croque Madame with home fries, salad or fries
- tomato soup with grilled cheese
our brunch selections feature:
Saturday brunch: 9 am – 2 pm
reservations are always a good idea
Feb 25, 2011
Wow! Communal has been named by Salt Lake Magazine as the Best Restaurant in Central Utah. What an amazing honor! We appreciate this encouragement from our community as recognition that you value what we so enjoy doing in Historic Downtown Provo each day.
something nice to see on our wall
A hearty congratulations to our friends Viet and Bowman and their team at Forage for winning Best Restaurant in Salt Lake City. They are also nominees for the James Beard Award – Best Chef: Southwest and for Food & Wine’s – The People’s Best Chef’s, Southwest. Please take a look and vote for them before next Tuesday.
Take a look at all of Salt Lake Magazine’s selections for the 2011 Dining Awards.
Feb 23, 2011
Many thanks to those talented and committed individuals who have undertaken local first campaigns! According to a recent national survey, communities that are going local are reaping huge economic benefits. This news is making waves everywhere – find out more in the Desert News and on KSL.
going local feels good
help spread the word
Check out Local First Utah to help our community cash in!
Other projects providing resources to help you develop the economy in your community are Slow Food Utah, Edible Wasatch, Utah’s Own and CSA Utah.
Can you add to this list? Let us know if we’ve left someone out.
Feb 22, 2011
Have you enjoyed a tea service at Pizzeria 712 or Communal? We proudly serve fine teas from Tea Grotto in Salt Lake City.
While visiting Communal, select from herbal infusions like Chamomile, Citrus Mint, Herbal Blueberry and Roobios Chai. You might also enjoy a Walnut Green or Earl Grey.
Pizzeria 712 features Ying Ming, a Chinese Black, and Genmaicha Green, a Japanese green tea with toasted rice which produces a nutty flavor. Our tea selection is rounded out with Chamomile, Citrus Mint, Yerba Matte and Roobios Gingerbread.
Enjoy a pot of tea with us and be sure to stop by Tea Grotto on Saturday’s between 3 – 5 pm to enjoy a tea tasting.
So drop by or reserve your spot to enjoy a spot of tea!
-photos by Alyssa Vincent
Feb 18, 2011
Part of the voodoo that we do for Saturday Brunch at Communal are Chef’s “featured selections”. When you roll in for brunch, you’ll be a happy victim of some Chef magic … but you might not know what it is ahead of time — and maybe we won’t either! You see, our Saturday Brunch menu is inspired by what’s fresh and in the kitchen and our Chef’s creativity in using those ingredients for wicked-good brunch dishes.
On Saturday you’ll choose from a menu we don’t even print until Saturday morning – because our Chef is foxy like that. We always try to do a blog post on Friday night previewing what Chef is thinking, but when the chef voodoo starts, we’re never quite sure where it will lead. Kind of thrilling!
We do know one thing … you’ll love it and we’ll love seeing you!
Saturday Brunch: 9 am – 2 pm
Reservations are always a good idea
Feb 07, 2011
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s Amore… at Pizzeria 712! Valentine’s Day is only one week away and we think you should bring your Amore to Pizzeria 712! We’ll be serving up the love off our menu with some specials on Valentine’s Day.
Pizzeria poundcake love!
Bacon is for lovers ~ share one of our squash and bacon pizzas with yours!
We hope to see you on Monday! Reservations are recommended.
Feb 04, 2011
We’re brewing Republic of Tea iced tea at Pizzeria 712 and Communal for your refreshment and good health. For maximum iced tea enjoyment we serve our tea in a Mason jar with simple syrup and an iced tea spoon. No melted ice from turbo stirring trying to dissolve your sweetener! It’s perfect for you.
Fresh brewed Republic of Tea black tea, simple syrup for simple sweetening and a squeeze of lemon!
With squash and bacon pizza -- perfect! Bon Appetit!
We hope to see you soon!
Reservations and hours!
Feb 01, 2011
Yes, the Prince of Romance will be joining us for our Valentine’s Day Dinner Club and you should too. Communal Executive Chef, Ethan Kawasaki, has divined a menu that would satisfy the appetites of even Cupid’s parents, Venus and Mars.
Ethan wows Dinner Club New Year's Eve 2010
For Dinner Club, Ethan gets to focus his talents and your palettes on a very select menu. We think you’ll love it. Dinner Club is one of our favorite nights at Communal and we think you’ll have a great time too.
The Valentine’s Day Dinner Club menu is featured at $50 per person.
First Course (choice of)
- seared diver scallop, cauliflower puree, celery, apple, fried shallot
- chinese 5 spiced pork belly, braised rice soubise, wild mushrooms
Second Course (choice of)
- buttermilk fried quail, wilted escarole, potatoes, pickled red onion, maple vinaigrette
- halibut in a parchment package, roasted sunchokes, fried capers, arugula, white wine – butter
Fourth Course (choice of)
- apple pie for two
- chocolate Napoleon
We’ll also have a nice wine pairing option which Heirloom’s resident pairing expert, Scott Gardiner, is pondering now — we’ll be able to share his thoughts and selections with you soon.
We hope you join the Dinner Club this Valentine’s Day, we’d love to have you.
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