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Tastemakers, Oasis Cafe, Bambara

tastemakers dishTastemakers 2013

Next week, don’t miss out on the opportunity to sample a smorgasbord of delicious dishes from some of Utah’s finest restaurants. The yearly Tastemakers event takes place on May 30th and 31st on Gallivan Avenue, and features a dazzling array of Salt Lakes City restaurants.

First, check out Salt Lake magazine’s exclusive dining pavilion at Gallivan Avenue, then take a culinary stroll with your Tastemakers pass for a taste of downtown Salt Lake’s restaurants. After the event is over you can also use your Tastemakers pass for many dining specials throughout the summer. A full list of participating restaurants and their dishes are as follows:

Tastemaker Pavilion Restaurants
Aristo’s – Loukamades
Caffe Niche – Heirloom Radish Salad
From Scratch – Thin Crust Pizza
Grand America Garden cafe – Truffled Pork Pate
Gracie’s – Graci’es Crown Ribs
Grilla Bites – Amazing Meatloaf
La Caille – Rye Blini
Joffee’s Coffee – Hunger’s End Blend
Les Madeleines – Sarcher Torte-Inspired Verrine
Maccool’s – Lamb Riblet
Oh Mai – Honey Glazed Pork Sandwich
Silver – Black Garlic Tortellini
Wasatch Front Farmers Market – local produce

Tastemaker Stroll Restaurants
Benihana – Las Vegas Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, 1964 Roll
Caffé Molise – Arista: Spice Rubbed Pork
J. Wong’s – Shrimp Cake
Naked Fish – Live Ebi
Ruth’s Chris – Prime Slider
Squatters – Moroccan Wings
Market Street – Crab Cakes
New Yorker – Wild Boar Bolognese
Texas De brazil – Churrasco Flank Steak, Chicken Breast
ZY – Scallops

Tickets come in two flavors:

$30 Tasting Pass
Entitles you to tastings and entertainment on event nights, plus up to 3 months of exclusive offers (+$3 service charge).

$75 VIP Pass
VIP Lounge Access, Exclusive VIP Tastings and 5 Drinks Included (+$3 service charge)

Ticket’s for the event can be purchased online at:

Gallivan Avenue
May 30th and May 31st, 5-10PM.

Memorial Day At Oasis Cafe

Oasis Cafe will open for brunch on Monday, May 27, Memorial Day, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mirroring the creative daily menu filled with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats and freshest seafood, Chef Effron Nicholas’ brunch is a favorite with locals. The lunch menu is also available from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and dinner from 5 – 9 p.m.

Guest favorites include eggs Benedict Florentine, German buttermilk pancakes with blueberry compote, and the over-the-top breakfast burrito that’s brimming with eggs, Spanish rice, black beans, roasted peppers, cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole and red chili sauce in a whole wheat tortilla. The huevos rancheros and Oasis scramble are very popular dishes, as well as Multigrain waffles. Each menu selection is designed with a perfect balance for taste, health, well being and artful design, hence the motto “Eat Responsibly.”

Oasis Cafe
151 S 500 E Salt Lake City, UT 84102
(801) 322-0404

big girls dont cryBambara’s Jersey Boys Cocktails

The expert bartenders at Bambara have created a roster of new summer drinks to toast the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at the Capitol Theatre June 4-16.

“We love all of the classic musical numbers in JERSEY BOYS,” said Guy Wheelwright, manager of the Bambara. “To pay homage to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, we had a lot of fun pairing our new summer cocktail menu with our favorite songs. We suspect, and hope, it will lead to random bouts of singing in our bar, The Vault, on a nightly basis.” . The new summer cocktails include:

Oh What A Night!
Beefeater Gin, Triple Sec, Fresh Squeezed Lemons and Bubbles – $9

Walk Like A Man
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Amaretto, Fresh Squeezed Orange, Grenadine – $9

Big Girls Don’t Cry (featured image)
Espolon Tequila, Orange Brandy, Orange Juice, Cinnamon Sugar Sprinkle – $9

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Malibu Rum, Triple Sec, Pineapple Juice, Splash Sprite, Fresh Lime – $9

202 S Main St Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 363-5454

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