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2014 Tax Day Relief in Salt Lake City

afternoon tea sandwiches at Grand America
afternoon tea sandwiches at Grand America
Heather King

April 15 is tax day. Whether you’ve long ago spent your refund or waited until the last minute to file and pay, end your day on a nice note with any of these events designed to take the sting out of tax day.

Tulips and Tea at Grand America
Grand America

Tulips and Tea at Grand America

For three days only, experience a dining moment like none other, with afternoon tea in the courtyard of The Grand America Hotel surrounded by thousands of blooming tulips, white bethel granite and sounds of the harp. Enjoy a selection of fine teas, finger sandwiches, classic English scones and seasonal desserts. You’ll be joined by the Grand America Hotel's Master Gardener, Dirk Van Wagoner, who will be on hand to answer any questions and give a brief tour of the garden courtyard. This seasonal tea experience is only available on April 15, 22 and 29 with noon and 3 p.m. seatings each day. Reservations are available online or by calling 801-258-6707.

Franck’s 3-course Tasting Tuesday Menu

Try out a three-course tasting menu for $30 at Franck’s each Tuesday. The tax day menu includes:

1st course: Greens: charred broccoli, pickled green apple, raw snow peas, fired spinach, chive and Green Goddess dressing with shaved green grapes

2nd course: phyllo-wrapped organic salmon with mango confit, pickled Shitake quinoa and ginger-yogurt emulsion

3rd course: Fruit Pie with pink peppercorn-scented berries, lemon streusel and Mexican vanilla cream

Book online or call 801-274-6264.

Suite tax relief at Hotel Monaco

Guests who stay in one of the hotel's luxury rooms the night of April 15 will enjoy a tax-free stay with proof of having paid taxes. Also included to help ease the stress is the Hotel Monaco's in-room relaxation package. During the manager's reception from 5-6 p.m., guests of the hotel will also enjoy complementary Relax & Rejuvenate five-minute chair massages, chocolates and bubbly.

“We all dread tax season and feel stressed from the strain on our finances and the pressure of the filing deadline," said General Manager Daryn White. "We can't wait to welcome our guests with some tax-day pampering!”

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