If you love local foods and Instagram, I’ve got a dish made just for you—Garden Café’s Koosharem Steelhead.
Beginning September 1 and continuing through October 31, Garden Café at the Grand will be participating in the James Beard Foundation’s Taste America Local Dish Challenge, which is a social media-driven competition to not only raise money for education on our local food system but also raise awareness of the bounty of foods found locally.
The Garden Café’s Chef Thomas Call has chosen to feature Koosharem Steelhead trout with garden-fresh beets, roasted pinenut puree and brown butter vinaigrette ($29) to showcase the best of Salt Lake City’s foods. $1 of the purchase of this dish will go to the James Beard Foundation Taste America education drive.
Chef Thomas does much of the restaurant’s shopping at the downtown farmers markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays and has chosen to support Koosharem Steelhead, a local fish farm in Central Utah. The steelhead are ethically and responsibly harvested in the morning and delivered on ice to Salt Lake for filleting and preparation. Often, the fish is fresh from the crystal clear waters in Koosharem and to the plate within 18 hours.
How the Local Dish Challenge works:
Visit Garden Cafe from September 1 through October 31, order the Koosharem Steelhead from the lunch, dinner or all-day dining menus, photograph it, then post to Instagram with #JBFTasteamerica and the hashtag #SLC, and you can help Salt Lake win a donation of $10,000 or 10% of the proceeds raised nationally, whichever is higher, for a local food charity! For an example of the Local Dish Challenge Instagram post, visit my account.
For reservations or questions about the Taste America Local Dish Challenge, contact Garden Café.
The Grand America Hotel
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111