I'm putting this in here because wine dinners are a popular feature at restaurants these days. But I haven't heard of a vegetarian wine dinner until now. I received the following notice from Evan' s Kitchen in East Sac. I admire his daring, since going meatless for such a big dinner is a risk.
Here's what Evan's sent me:
Evan's Kitchen Presents: I Can't Believe It's Meatless! Vegetarian Wine Dinner
Monday, June 1, 2009, 6 to 9 p.m.
First Course: Yellow Gazpacho and Ratatouille
Second Course: Tomato and Melon Salad with Tomato Sorbet and Basil Tempura
Third Course: Layered Grilled Tofu and Marinated Eggplant with Rice Noodles, Sea Beans, Crispy Ginger and Coconut Red Curry Emulsion
Fourth Course: Provencal Vegetables in Jicama ("Cannelloni") with Red Pepper Jus and Artichoke SautÃ©
Dessert: Almonds and Marjoram Mirliton with Citrus Fruits
Chef Evan will marry the wines to complement the varied flavors of the courses and dessert.
$59.95 per person. Reservations Required. Call 916-452-3896. Evan's Kitchen is located at 855 - 57th St, Sacramento CA, 95819, between H and J Sts. in the 57th Street Antique Row.