I finally made it to The Kitchen, in Sacramento with Eileen. What a wonderful, extraordinary culinary, gastronomical delight!!!!!! The food, service & atmosphere were incredible! Eileen has been here a few times & has been trying to get me to go...and I'm so glad I finally made it here! If you like to eat & try new things, then this is the place for you. If you like to savor & leisurely enjoy your food, this is the place for you! The portions may be a little small (it was perfect for me!) but they encourage you to ask for 2nds, 3rds, etc. Eileen made reservations for us to sit at the counter, which made the dining experience even more fun...you get to see all the action! But I think seating at the tables are good, too. The servers are attentive wherever you sit.
Here are 2 pictures of the view of
the front kitchen from our seats at
|1st dish: Slow Braised Berkshire Pork 'Banh Mi' with Thai Jus, Crispy Lardo, Pickled Summer Vegetables & Perserved Lime|
(This was absolutely delicious!!!!)
|Chef Noah Zonca preparing freshly caught Salmon for the intermission Sushi|
|2nd plate: Room temperature Heiloom Tomato soup with|
a Dungeness Crab-Burrata Flan, summer Herbs, &
Cherry Tomato Salsa.
(I also liked this...wonderful flavors!)
Time for intermission! Presented to us was a huge assortment of sushi, soft-shelled crab, ahi poke, etc. This was a good opportunity to get up & stretch before the next 3 courses.
|3rd Plate: Wild Salmon, Rock Shrimp & a Rabbit Ravioli with Goat Cheese, Creamed Yellow Corn & Black Truffle Butter.|
(Everything was perfectly cooked & I got 2nds on the Rock Shrimp!!!!!)
|The chefs preparing & plating the 4th Plate|
|4th Plate:Local Lamb Racks & Maine Lobster, Mushroom-English Pea|
Ragout, Duck Confit Sauce & a Hint of Vanilla Bean
(The Lamb was absolutely delicious...so fresh & perfectly cooked!)
|Dessert!!!! Warmed Mountain Berry Crepes, Lemon Sabayon,|
Caramel, Walnut Crumble & Fresh Peach Ice Cream
(I had 2nds of this...need I say anymore???)
|Eileen & I|
(Extremely happy, content & satisfied !!!!)
Yours truly, Karen!