Coming up Sunday, 3/7/10:
- Join Slowfood Sacramento for an event showcasing the production of family owned ‘homestead’ cheeses and hands-on bread making. Ancient foods that continue to nourish us today! This event is going to be held at Old Soul.
- Hawks is now doing weekly Sunday Suppers for $35 for adults, $15 for kids and 25% off bottles of wine. This Sunday, they are featuring an Italian menu: Caesar salad (not Italian), Tuscan butter bean and kale soup, papardelle Bolognese and for dessert, a chocolate and hazelnut cake with chocolate gelato. Sounds yummy! Check their website or give them a call for more info.
- Le Petit France‘s Chef Christophe is also giving cooking classes! For $85 per person, you can learn to make this gourmet meal: Mache salad; crab-encrusted diver scallops; pear, fennel and tarragon salad; strawberry and mascarpone mille feuille with a Frangelico creme Anglais.
- At Taylor’s Kitchen, check out the Bodega Norton Winemaker Dinner with Julia Cahiza of Bodega Norton Winery, $60 per person. It’s a 5 course meal with an amuse bouche–all of which come with a wine pairing. Check the menu here, if you’re on facebook.
- Again at Taylor’s Kitchen, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, they are featuring a $25 per person 3-course menu. Organic greens, followed by your choice of corned beef or braised lamb shank with a Bailey’s creme brulee for dessert. The menu is here if you’re on facebook
- Hawks is also doing a St. Patrick’s Day dinner where everything will be cooked in beer! There was no mention of the menu or pricing, so you will have to call them for info.
- The Sacramento Living Library presents Darrell Corti in conversation with Elaine Corn. Darrell Corti is the President of Corti Bros Grocery and an international food and wine expert. This event will be held at Time Tested Books, 1114 21st St in Sacramento, and is free!
- The 4th Monday of the month is always Mulvaney’s B&L‘s family meal Next Door and is a terrific bargain at $35 per person for all you can eat, served family-style. Likely this is sold out—it always sells out early, but you can always put your name on the waiting list as there are cancellations sometimes. If you read this blog regularly, you know this is always a barrel of laughs and lots of good food.
- Rick Mahan, of Waterboy and OneSpeed fame is now giving cooking classes. This class features salads–Caesar, Beet, Fish and Shellfish, Classic Vinaigrette, and Frisee with lardons and a poached egg. At $75, it’s kind of steep, but your meal is included in the price of admission. The classes are held at 6pm at OneSpeed.
- Another class at Le Petit France! It’s again a steep $85, but the menu may woo you….Bacon wrapped shrimp with an orange-ginger-pommery sauce; rosemary roasted whole chicken; Asiago and roasted garlic mashed potatoes; and a dark chocolate pound cake Mille feuille with strawberry mascarpone mousse. I’ve never even been to this place before but am itching to go. My parents like it and I’ve met the proprietors at Slow Foods gatherings.
Throughout the month of March:
- Ella is doing dinners Monday-Friday for $50 for two people that include a bottle of wine! This weeks’ dinner was a crispy skate wing that sounded delicious and next week is a “Boeuf Bourguignon with Braised Beef Roll, Carrot Boulangerie, Roasted Mushrooms, and Bacon Lardons served Family Style with a Side of Pasta au Gratin”.
- Selland’s is also getting in on the act and is offering dinner for 2 for a measly $25–and that includes a bottle of wine or a pitcher of beer! The menu this week is fettucine bolognese and garlic bread, and the wine is an ’08 Briccotondo Barbera from the Piedmont region of Italy.
- Zelda’s Pizza has some good deals happening: Furlough fridays, from 11:30-4pm gets you 10% off your meal; Furlough Thursdays, from 6-10pm gets you a spaghetti dinner for two, which includes bread, salad and a half-bottle of Chianit–all for $17.50! And Sun-Thurs from 6 till closing you get a free pitcher of beer or pop with a large combo if you eat there.
- Masullo’s Pizza has a coupon in the March issue of Midtown Monthly for a free pizza (!) when you buy one.
- Don’t forget Magpie‘s happy hour, M-F from 3-6. Always some tasty morsels and a cheap beverage or two.
Easter Sunday, 4/4/10
- The Firehouse has an interesting and delicious looking Easter brunch happening at $39 per person. Check it out! It goes from 10-2.
- Hawks also has both an Easter brunch and Easter dinner menu. The brunch, at $36 per person, features a Grand Pastry Buffett(!), green garlic soup, 3 choices of entree and a dessert. The dinner is much more elegant but clocks in at $50 per person. I personally would go for brunch–green garlic soup and eggs benedict…plus a grand pastry buffet? A cholesterol lover’s delight!
Well, that’s all I’ve got for now. If any of you know of any great deals or interesting events going on, shoot me a message and I can include them in this post!