Archive for January, 2012

Jan 31, 2012

Happy Birthday James B.!

From your friends and family at Heirloom we wish you a most Happy Birthday, James Buonforte!  May your day be filled with the fun and inspiration you bring into our lives.  Much love Brother!

 

Enjoy your day James!

 

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jan 30, 2012

February is Twice As Nice!

The Heirloom Instructional Dinners have been a blast to produce and filling up quickly so we are going to bring the love twice this month. February’s first cooking class (2/13) was full shortly after our January event, so be sure to call us soon to reserve your seat for the second run of this relaxing, enjoyable and informative evening with Pizzeria 712’s Taylor Mason.

Instructional dinner at Communal (102 N University Avenue, Provo)

Monday, February 27
6 – 9 pm
$55
Call Pizzeria 712 (801-623-6712) to reserve your spot!

~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jan 26, 2012

No Funeral Potatoes Here!

typical "Mormon food"? ~ photo courtesy New York Times

But we do have a butternut squash gratin that is to die for.  Yes, the Mormon buzz surrounding our Presidential Campaign has taken some interesting trails and we were happy to help set the record straight about “Mormon food” when the New York Times contacted us for an interview.   Check out this fun article.

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jan 24, 2012

Go Low and Slow for a Quick Lunch at Communal!

It’s called the “lunch hour” for a reason … everyone’s usually on a pretty tight lunch schedule, but that doesn’t mean you can’t experience something that took hours of thoughtful preparation and care in bringing the perfect ingredients together for one purpose — your delicious, quick, slow food lunch.

Berkshire pulled pork sandwich - $7

Enter our Berkshire pulled pork we’ve smoked out back at a low temperature for hours to get that tender yet firm pork texture and sweet smokey flavor that can’t be beat.  Set atop a grilled Provo Bakery sourdough bun topped with house coleslaw and served with our pickled red onions and zucchini, this sandwich is anything but fast food.

You’ll be in and out of Communal fast enough to take your time while you’re here to savor the tastes of slow food served quickly.  So rush in, relax and enjoy.  Low and slow is waiting for you.

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jan 21, 2012

Mmmm … Breakfast Burrito!

That’s right, Justin and James are bringing in one of their favorites for brunch today. They’re not sharing too many deets … will it be filled with Clifford Farm eggs? We’re guessing yes! How about some slow-smoked pork shoulder, bacon or sausage from Christiansen Family Farm? Quite possibly! The smart money is on a few seasonal tidbits thrown in as well as a flavorful cheese.

 Here’s what we do know about today’s brunch features:

    • vanilla, ginger bruleed grapefruit
    • breakfast burrito, cumin & lime sour cream
    • eggs Benedict, calabrese, spinach, basil pesto hollandaise
    • house baked cinnamon rolls

 

vanilla, ginger brûléed grapefruit

Communal brunch features:

Saturday brunch: 9 am – 2 pm

Reservations are always a good idea.

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jan 18, 2012

Lunching Pizzeria 712 Style!

A friend and a table at Pizzeria 712 for lunch tomorrow afternoon … that’s the ticket for an amazing midday meal. Now, we know most of you are going to be in a bit of a rush on a midweek afternoon, no worries, we will hook you up in a jiffy.

For those lucky enough to manage a leisurely pace, please take your time as you enjoy a healthful and delicious feast for all your senses.  So, take your Thursday up a notch and come join us for lunch!

brussel sprout salad


hand pulled house mozzarella, arugula, green olives


avocado, grapefruit, frisee, house made ricotta


butternut squash and bacon lardon


Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jan 14, 2012

Stroll in for Brunch!

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast ~ John Gunther

We couldn’t agree more and so we’re looking forward to another chill Saturday of leisurely brunch love at Communal.  What should you expect from Justin’s bag of tricks today?

Brunch features:

  • blt eggs Benedict, bacon hollandaise, tomato jam, butter lettuce
  • bodacious brunch burger, you know you want some of this
  • butternut squash & brussel sprout hash, fried eggs
  • ginger and vanilla brûléed grapefruit

And, of course, we’ll be cooking up our usual favorite biscuits and gravy, french toast, baked egg, etc.

We hope to see you soon!

Communal brunch features:

Saturday brunch: 9 am – 2 pm

Reservations are always a good idea.

~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jan 11, 2012

Forecast: A Month of Mist for Salt Lake

Pop up restaurants.  An extraordinary dining experience here today and gone tomorrow.  Culinary super-star talents free to be expressed outside the demands of a permanent establishment and with a full force of creativity focused on a preset many-course meal.  Artists and designers collaborating to set the stage.  We love the entire idea behind pop up restaurants and expect to be thrilled by The Mist Project.

Mist:SaltLake  Jan 19 – Feb 19

Rumor has it local chefs, like Heirloom’s own Colton Solberg and Joseph McRae, will be making drop in appearances on certain nights to put their own spin on the party ball.  So fun!  Monday, Jan 23 is when you’ll find Colton and Joseph at Mist:SaltLake helping bring this 15 course delight to life for the night’s lucky guests.

If you’re interested, reserve your spot ($150 + gratuity) among the happy few as some nights at Mist:SaltLake are already booked.  With the Sundance Film Festival underway, a full sell out is anticipated.

Bon appetite!

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Jan 06, 2012

Communal Brunch and Snow Dance!

Well not really, but if you want to dance while we cook your brunch feel free!  We are hoping for at least three inches on the ground before our brunch service ends at 2pm tomorrow.  Don’t discount the power of pmo (positive mental outlook) and join your best fluffy white thoughts to ours.

 

Brunch features:

  • brunch burger with bacon, cheddar, frisée, fried egg and sriracha mayo
  • salad lyonnaise with crispy poached egg, fingerling potatoes, truffle vinaigrette
  • fried chicken, bacon, gravy served on our house biscuit

And remember, we CAN bring the snow, we CAN bring the snow, we CAN bring the snow.  If anyone among us owns red glitter shoes, please don them and tap the toes together thrice!

Saturday brunch: 9 am – 2 pm
Reservations are always a good idea.

Written by:
Julie Dayley

 

 

Jan 03, 2012

Edible Wasatch Winter Edition … It’s Scrumptious

We loved the classic article by Wendell Berry, The Pleasure of Eating, which should really be entitled “The Pleasure of Knowing Your Food”, where Berry espouses “The pleasure of eating should be an extensive pleasure, not that of the mere gourmet.”  You’ll have to check it out and let us know what you think.

Pick up your complimentary copy of Edible Wasatch Winter Edition at Communal or Pizzeria 712 … or check out the online edition by clicking on the cover shot below.  Enjoy!

Written by:
Julie Dayley