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Food News: Eating in the New Year 

Oasis healthy meals; Franck's Tasting Tuesdays

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  • Oasis Grilled Salmon
Looking to eat healthy in the new year? Oasis Cafe is here to help! Oasis Cafe's Chef de Cuisine Efren Benitez, has created special healthy weekly three-course meals running throughout the month of January for your "resolution dining." The dinners are priced at just $25 for three courses and change weekly. Benitez likes offering fresh fish, fruit and vegetables this time of year, when most people are cutting back on calories and fat after the holiday excesses. The nightly dinner special includes a nourishing choice of soup or salad and changing entree and dessert options. Menu items includes dishes such as Dover sole with spicy tomato sauce, basmati rice, broccoli and a traditional Mexican flan; fettuccine pasta with shrimp and creamy basil pesto sauce with a dessert of fruit tart with vanilla ice cream; and sautéed salmon in yellow curry sauce, coconut basmati rice, and baby carrots with pistachio tiramisu.
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Franck's restaurant features a weekly culinary surprise with its "Tasting Tuesdays." Each Tuesday, in addition to the regular restaurant menu, Franck's offers adventurous customers 3 dinner courses for $30. The menu changes weekly, but a recent menu included shitake mushroom & French croissant tartine, smoked Mozzarella, Fresno chile, garlic oil, herbs, raisin puree, and duxelles as a first course; a second course of Mary’s sous vide chicken, braised preserved plum, pommes puree, caramelized cauliflower, sweet & sour onion, pepper-crusted peanuts, chive-tarragon & sake sauce; plus a dessert of French toast crème brûlée with candied peanuts. Make your reservation at or phone 801-274-6264.

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