Get Ready to Wine and Dine
It’s time to work up those appetites for Sacramento Wine & Dine week. Beginning on Friday and running until July 11, the 10-day event features three- to four-course gourmet meals and wine from
Produced by the Sacramento Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association's Sacramento Chapter, OpenTable.com and Fox 40, the celebration of good food and good wine allows diners a culinary experience for a portion of the normal price. A total of 39 restaurants from downtown and Midtown Sacramento,
Mike Testa, vice president of communications and public affairs of the Sacramento Convention and Visitor’s Bureau said the event is an extension of the Raley’s Grape Escape, held in early June, and the Grape and Gourmet , held in July at the Convention Center.
“We really want to create a sort of design culinary week in
Testa said that people normally think of
By Lisa Palmer, Sacramento Press
While most people may save the culinary treats offered by restaurants like The Firehouse for a special occasion, Wine and Dine week allows them to try it out.
“Wine and Dine gives you the opportunity to taste The Firehouse and try something new,” Testa said. The Firehouse is offering a three-course meal, complete with your choice between salmon and pork tenderloin for the main course, for $48. The first course gives diners the choice between honey-Thai prawn and heirloom tomato Napoleon, and a dark chocolate torte for dessert. The dinner features wines by Sobon Estates in
The River City Brewing Company will offer a three-course meal, complete with wine for each course, for $39 per person. Diners can choose between shrimp scampi or crispy eggplant Napoleon for the first course; seabass,
Ayres said the restaurant has been participating in the Wine and Dine week since its inception. “It’s a good way to get people out to the different restaurants downtown and give them the opportunity to try more things,” Ayres said. “It gives you an option at a better price to come and try some good food.”