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Dec 21, 2015

Communal Winter Menu

Winter is time to change up the menu a little bit. Moving towards heartier dishes with winter favorite flavors from pomegranates, squash, and dark chocolate. We are featuring lettuces from the local hydroponic Snuck Farm and sustainable meats from the region. It is a delicious menu from start to finish. Come on in and try a bit of everything. Reservations can be made on the phone or on-line.

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Snuck Farm romaine salad tossed with Allred Orchard apples, gorgonzola cheese, celery, toasted pecans, and finished with an apple cider vinaigrette

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Anson Mills farro salad, Snuck Farm kale, roasted red onion, butternut squash, topped with sherry vinaigrette

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Snake River Farm‘s grilled Wagyu skirt steak topped with chimichurri and a side of giardiniera

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Pan roasted chicken with an olive and shallot pan sauce

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Bronze cut linguine with butternut squash, caramelized onions, breadcrumbs, pecorino romano, and sage

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Pan seared salmon topped with a bacon, pomegranate and pistachio relish

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Creamy farro risotto with roasted mushrooms

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S’mores made with house made graham crackers, marshmallow, and an Amano Chocolate sauce

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Mint hot chocolate

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All food and restaurant photography by Christine Armbruster Photography

Dec 16, 2015

Bring in the New Year at Communal Restaurant

This New Year’s Eve, Communal will be serving a set menu to bring in the new year. Featuring local farms and new spins on traditional holiday dishes, it will be a great beginning to your evening celebrations. Dinner will be from 4:30-9:30pm. You will want to make a reservation, as space is limited and we will sell out. Reservations can be made on Open Table, over the phone, or in person. Each method will require we hold a credit card number to reserve your space. The cost will be $68 per person for all 5 courses, plus an optional wine pairing for an addition $25 per person.

 

 

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Blini with House Smoked Salmon Tartare & Sustainable Caviar

1st Course

Celery Root Bisque with Grilled Shrimp

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Seared Scallops with Grapefruit, Fennel & Avocado

2nd Course

Truffled Mascarpone Stuffed Pasta with Parmesan Broth

3rd Course

Sous Vide New York Strip with Creamy Greens, Potato Gratin & Red Wine Butter Sauce

Dessert

Caramel Nut Tart with Chocolate & Whipped Cream

Restaurant Photography by Christine Armbruster

Nov 28, 2015

Feature on The Utah Foodie Podcast

Incase you haven’t heard of The Utah Foodie podcast, you should have them on your radar now. Weekly episodes feature restaurants, dining tips, new food brands, and movements in the local food scene. Recorded for the internet, segments make their way onto 90.9FM KRCL, a local public radio station, as mini-features throughout the week. The Utah Foodie recorded a story on Communal, and the finished podcast is now live. Check it out on their website as well as the other great stories they feature!

 

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Nov 24, 2015

Brunch at Communal Restaurant

Join us for brunch Saturdays from 9am to 2pm

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Daily pastries.

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Deep fried french toast with maple syrup and blueberry compote.

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Homemade biscuit with fried chicken, cheese, bacon, a fried egg, and sausage gravy.

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Homemade biscuits.

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Smoked salmon on potato-chive cakes with créme fraîche and capers.

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Brûléed grapefruit

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 Buttermilk fried chicken entree with homefries and seasonal vegetables.

All food and restaurant photography by Christine Armbruster Photography

Nov 04, 2015

Heirloom Restaurant Group Presents: Thanksgiving Sides & Salads

Making your Thanksgiving dinner less stressful, we are announcing Thanksgiving sides and salads, leaving you with just the turkey to worry about. This year, we will be offering a selection of sides, salads, and desserts to make your Thanksgiving a bit easier, allowing you more time out of the kitchen and with your family.
Thanksgiving Menu Options:

Salads: $20 – Serves 6
  • Spinach salad from the Communal menu
  • Farro & kale salad w/pomegranates
Sides: $16 – Serves 6
  • Brussels sprouts with cranberry chutney
  • Roasted sweet potatoes with sage & maple syrup
  • Mashed potatoes (you will need a little butter/milk/cream to reheat them with)
  • Stuffing with housemade sausage
  • Turkey Gravy by the half deli container (16oz)  –price to be decided
Dessert: $18 – Serves 6
  • Pear upside down cake w/whipped cream
  • Apple crumble w/whipped cream
  • Add Salted Caramel sauce to either Dessert  –$5

Orders can be placed by emailing Thanksgiving@communalrestaurant.com.  All orders need to be placed by Saturday, Nov. 21st and will be available for pickup at Communal on Wednesday, Nov. 25th between 3-9pm.

 

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Oct 29, 2015

Halloween at Communal

At Communal, we have decided that families are the most important priority in our lives. So we can spend more time with our families and friends, we are closing for dinner service on Halloween. Instead we will be spending this festive evening with those we care about and encourage you to do the same! Additionally, Chef Newman and Colton will be holding down the line during brunch service, giving our cooks additional time off, slinging holiday treats such as a fried pumpkin waffle with apple cider syrup in addition to our regular brunch menu. Bring in the family for brunch, and have a safe and fun holiday!

 

 

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Photo by Christine Armbruster Photography, taken on the local Snuck Farm.

Oct 08, 2015

New Ventures: Heirloom Restaurant Group and Blue Sparrow Hospitality

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After many, many amazing years working side by side, Colton & Joseph have decided to take the brave next step in each of their careers which means an end to their working partnership.  This partnership has been the genesis of so many great opportunities, not the least of which are Pizzeria 712, Communal, Mountain West Burrito,  Heirloom Catering & Heirloom Cafeteria Co.  These would never have come into existence if Joseph & Colton hadn’t met up and deciding to take the jump into the great and exciting unknown.

Now it is time for them to take another great leap, this time striking out on their own.  Joseph will be operating under his new companies name, Blue Sparrow Hospitality while Colton will keep his operations under the Heirloom Restaurant Group name.  Joseph will be taking over operations of Pizzeria 712 & Mountain West Burrito and Colton will be at the helm of Communal, Heirloom Catering and Heirloom Cafeteria Co.

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This change allows both of this fine gentlemen to continue the evolution of their companies and imbue them with even more of that special sauce that has made them so amazing already.  Joseph and Colton look forward to many adventures ahead and wish each other nothing but success for their future ventures.

-Colton Soelberg

 

Sep 16, 2015

Communal Farm to Table Event at Communal Restaurant

For those of you who missed our farm to table event earlier this month, don’t worry, we are hosting another! This upcoming event will be at Communal Restaurant on September 28, featuring a set menu based on local produce. Reservations can be made by calling Communal and for any available time between 5-9pm. Dinner is $42/person.

 

 

 

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Menu:

Cliffard Farm Deviled Egg

Sugar Sweet Corn Veloute
Red pepper, onion, cilantro

Christiansen Farm Pork
Farro, stonefruit, kale, sherry reduction

Peaches & Cream
Rolled oat crumble

Farmers:

Sugar Sweet Corn: corn
La Nay Farms: cilantro, kale, peppers
Snuck Farms: kale
Allred Orchards: peaches & apples
Anson Mills: farro
Caputos: oils, vinegars, salts
Cliffard Farms: eggs, honey

 

Photo by Christine Armbruster Photography

Sep 02, 2015

Local Dinner Event with Sun River Gardens

Thank you to all who came out to Sun River Gardens for such a beautiful farm to table dinner! It was such a lovely event full of new friends, delicious food, and the most picturesque place to host it all. For those of you who missed it, enjoy the photos below and perhaps we will see you next time!ChristineArmbrusterPhotography_02 copy

 

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Food and Event Photography by Christine Armbruster Photography

Aug 27, 2015

Farm to Table Event at Sun River Gardens

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“Hello Friends!

Come join us for an elegant evening outdoors under glowing lights surrounded by a canopy of trees and flowers as we invite you to experience a menu inspired by an end of summer harvest! Our local chefs at Communal + Heirloom Restaurant Group are experts in bringing the freshest ingredients to the table in creative and unique ways. We are thrilled that we are able to host this event and be able to bring the community together through local food, local farmers and local chefs. This menu was created by artists and it will delight your tastebuds.

See you there!
Scott + Tanya Engh

 

Dinner is $60/person. Space is limited. To reserve a space please call Sun River Gardens at 801-229-1975 or sign-up in person. The Reservation Fee is due upon RSVPing. Dinner includes a 4-course meal, beverages + gratuity. Each guest will also leave with a handmade garden gift. Please contact tanya@sunrivergardens.com if you have further questions!
Also Note: Event will take place rain or shine. No rain-checks available. This is an outside event, please dress accordingly. If there is rain in the forecast for that evening, the event will be moved indoors. Sun Dollars cannot be redeemed towards this event. Due to the preparation and popularity of this event, cancellations 3 days prior to the event are non-refundable. (August 29th, 2015)”

 

(Taken from the Sun River Garden’s website)

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