About Efren Benitez

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits

Events: Meditrina, Caffe Niche, Oasis Cafe, Stanza, Avenues Proper

Meditrina: shrimp with cheddar grits (Meditrina) Meditrina An extra special congratulations to Meditrina today;...
Copper Kitchen - halibut from Spring menu (Copper Kitchen)

Menu Watch – April 2018

Alamexo Cantina Newly opened sister restaurant to downtown’s Alamexo, Alamexo Cantina in the 9th and 9th area is acting upon customer demand by bringing up...
Avenues Proper - poblano mac and cheese (Avenues Proper)

Menu Watch – March 2018

Avenues Proper - A new menu has rolled out at this Avenue's gastropub, and wow, it doesn't look half bad; in print or in...
BGR Sugar House - mushroom Swiss. Credit, BGR

Menu Watch – January 2018

BGR Sugar House - Fair warning this one will probably get a little messy, but hey, want a free burger? Head down to...
Alamexo Cantina - plantain cakes with salsa ranchera

Christmas and New Year dining 2017

2018 Update: Be sure to see our latest list of festive fun here:https://www.gastronomicslc.com/2018/12/17/menu-watch-december-2018/ 2017 Looking for options this Christmas...
Feast Of The Five Senses 2016 - black currant blackberry sorbetto

Events: Feast Of Five Senses, Stanza, Oasis Cafe, Water Witch

Feast Of The Five Senses - A few last tickets still remain for this fun food and wine event at the weekend. If...
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Menu watch – October 2016

Goldener Hirsch - Summer might seem only seconds departed, but the holiday season is just right around the corner. If you're...
current fish and oyster interior

New Years Eve Dining Salt Lake City 2015

With barely two weeks remaining in 2015, should you want to mark the end of the year in style, now is the time to...
log haven passion red wine

News: Log haven, Oasis Cafe, Current Fish & Oyster

Log Haven - How would you celebrate 21 years of a very special relationship? If you're the folks at Log Haven, one of...
bar selection at under current

News: Under Current, Avenues Proper, Oasis Cafe

Under Current Club - Salt Lake’s newest chic cocktail bar proudly announced its grand opening just over a week ago. Located on the...
oasis cafe grilled salmon

News: Avenues Proper, Oasis Cafe, Sundance Dining

Avenues Proper - The popular Avenues restaurant continues to evolve as 2015 presses on. Brunch is now being served, every Saturday and Sunday...
Oasis Cafe Beet Tower Appetizer

Christmas and New Years dining 2014

Looking for some inspiration on where to dine this festive season? Check out some of the restaurants open for Christmas and New Years...

News: Shop Local, Oasis, Frida Bistro, Zest

Local First Utah - November 29th is Small Business Saturday, a promo campaign started by American Express in 2010. Note: If you...
tosh ramen bowl

News: New Restaurants, Oasis Cafe, Merryvale Vineyards

New restaurants - Quicker than you can say 'are those shishito peppers on your menu or are you just pleased to see me' and...
Oasis Cafe Chef Efren Benitez

News: Oasis Cafe, Yelp Trends, Vinto, Park City Culinary Institute

If you've stopped by Oasis Cafe* for dinner lately, you've probably spied a slight menu shake up - Chef de Cuisine Efren Benitez has...
oasis cafe prawns and pasta special

Oasis Cafe, Craft Beer, Log Haven, Faustina

Oasis Cafe * Now that the sun is out and gardens are sprouting, it also means the onset of "swimsuit" season. Oasis Cafe is...