Oasis Cafe On Pioneer Day
Oasis Cafe will open for a special Pioneer Day brunch Wednesday, July 24, from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The lunch menu is also available from 2:30 – 5 p.m. and dinner is served from 5 – 9 p.m.
“This is our first time we’ve ever been open past 2:30 for light lunch fare and dinner on Pioneer Day,” said General Manager Will Keesen. “We had so many calls last year hoping we were open that we’ve decided to bend to popular demand. Of course, the evening highlight will be our nightly three-course $25 special.” The weekly offering for July 22 – 28 by Chef de Cuisine Efren Benitez starts off with soup or salad, then moves to a light and healthy swordfish over bell pepper soft polenta topped with Swiss chard and red beets (pictured top), and ends with a delicious Tiramisù.
Guest brunch favorites include the delectable 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, wellbeing and artful design, hence the motto “Eat Responsibly.”
151 S 500 E Salt Lake City, UT 84102
Add one more brunch spot to your list. Bambara, in downtown Salt Lake City now boasts a full Sunday brunch. Brunch hours are extended each Sunday for over two hours from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Executive Chef Nathan Powers’ house favorite dishes, Bambara Benedict and classic Caesar salad, will join new brunch items such as: Chef’s Honkin’ Breakfast Burrito with eggs, pork carnitas, avocado, cheddar, tomatillo salsa and chipotle crème fraîche; the Grilled Chicken Club sandwich made with smoky bacon, roasted summer tomatoes, romaine lettuce and aged white cheddar; and the American Wagyu Burger with aged Gruyère, mushrooms with an optional fried local farm egg on a ciabatta with truffle aioli and house frites. Prices are a la carte and range from $2 – 16. Reservations are highly recommended.
Service in Bambara’s bar, The Vault, will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the full brunch menu and Bambara’s delicious specialty drink menu. Whether guests crave a great Bloody Mary, Mimosa or the Cal-Mosa, made from grapefruit, Campari and Prosecco, there’s something for everyone. Alcoholic beverage service is also available in the restaurant starting at 11:30 a.m.
“We’ve had requests from our hotel guests at Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City and from many locals who prefer a little more relaxed pace in the mornings and a Bloody Mary or Mimosa to kick off the day,” said General Manager Guy Wheelwright. “Breakfast just got bigger and better at Bambara!”
202 S Main St Salt Lake City, UT 84101
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