May 18, 2009
Evan's pulls the plug on vegetarian wine dinner

People often complain that the Sacramento restaurant scene plays it a little too safe, that too many menus look and sound too much alike.

So what happens when someone goes out on a limb and does something different, even daring? In the case of Evan's Kitchen, it's met with a thud. Last week, I reported here that the very fine restaurant in East Sacramento was making its monthly wine dinner an entirely vegetarian affair. But not enough people bit, according to an email I received from Evan Elsberry, the owner and chef.

Evan writes: It was a risk and we had only a few reservations, so we are canceling the June 1 Vegetarian Wine dinner. More people like Vegan, but I'm not going to offer that.

Judging from the menu and the price, it was going to be quite an evening. Too bad.

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