I love to go new places – to put on my walking shoes and explore the streets and shops and restaurants of a new city. This past weekend when I was in Sacramento for the International Food Bloggers Conference I had this opportunity and boy do I have some restaurants for you!
The first night I stumbled up 58 Degrees & Holding, a cute little wine bar that has great food as well. I had the most delicious ahi poke on top of seaweed salad and three of the freshest, most amazing oysters I have maybe ever eaten. This was accompanied with a glass of Prosecco – ok… maybe two.
The next night eight bloggers and I went to The Firehouse restaurant in old Sacramento as guests of the Idaho Potato Commission. This restaurant and their team really blew it out of the water with a chef’s tasting menu featuring Idaho Potatoes in each course except for the palette cleanser (a sorbet).
Above from left to right – halibut amuse bouche with crunchy potato chips, butternut squash and potato soup, and crispy pork belly with fingerlings. Below – seared duck with a potato “nest” and quail egg, a HUGE steak with a potato galette and finally even the blue cheese cheesecake for dessert was garnished with yellow, red and purple potato chips.
After that dinner I wasn’t sure I’d ever need to eat again yet the next day for lunch I found myself at Magpie for an awesome pear cocktail and a BLT with avocado.
Last stop was Mulvaney’s B&L. We had a whole table of small plates to share but I just got photos of a few, including the tomatoes and burrata and the halibut. Of course there was some nice wine to accompany it all.
Thanks for all the great dining options Sacramento. I have a feeling I have only scratched the surface. I guess I’ll just have to start a list for the next time I come to visit.