This is a pretty cool thing: On Weds, the mayor, a bunch of local officials and a pack of area chefs will be at the farmer’s market at Cesar Chavez park to proclaim Sacramento America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. Their point, which is what I’ve been saying for years, is that there is no city in the country more surrounded by great farms, ranches and vineyards. And they’re announcing a weeklong Sacramento Food, Wine and Farm Festival in Sept.
Two area restaurants made Open Table’s 2012 top 100 wine lists in America -- again: Carpe Vino in Auburn and Enotria in North Sac. Both are great stories. Carpe Vino is the little restaurant that could – they do everything very, very well and are one of the region’s gems, and Enotria is one of the founding wine restaurants in Sacto, and they’ve remade themselves into a very cool place with modern-cuisine style food.
Taste, in the town of Plymouth, another little restaurant that could, got invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York. The James Beard awards are like the Oscars of food and the foundation invites what they call “nationally celebrated restaurants" to do a meal event there. That’s a major league honor.