Sacramento will have its own Hot August Nights this year, but unlike the revelry about to commence in Reno, the local version will celebrate retro dishes instead of retro cars.
To recognize the 20th anniversary of her midtown Sacramento restaurant Biba, owner/chef Biba Caggiano is supplementing her regular summer menu with a tasting menu of dishes popular during the restaurant's first three years.
They include cold veal sliced and served in a sauce of mayonnaise and tuna ($6.25), penne with prosciutto, shallots, tomatoes, peas and cream ($8.75), breaded lamb chops with swwet-and-sour onions ($13.75), a salad of green and yellow tomatoes with red onion and fresh basil ($3.50), and baked peaches with an Amaretto zabaglione ($3.50).
The prices are the original prices, but this is a tasting menu, so portions won't be as large as they were originally. The menu will be available for dinner only, starting Aug. 1 and continuing to Aug. 12.