March 12, 2010
Event for famed food writer Ruth Reichl is sold out

By Al Pierleoni

Sorry, foodies, the April 26 appearance in Sacramento by award-winning food writer and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl has sold out -- but there's a waiting list, and there's still space at the pre-event reception.

To join the waiting list for "An Evening with Ruth Reichl" at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theatre, call (916) 737-1300 or e-mail

The pre-event fundraising reception -- dubbed "Garlic and Sapphires" after one of Reichl's memoirs -- will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Citizen Hotel, 926 J St., Sacramento. Cost is $100 per person, tax-deductible. Register at or (916) 737-1300.

Reichl is a former restaurant critic for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times and the author of several books. She is a four-time James Beard Award winner.

The Citizen Hotel reception will feature Bombay Sapphire martinis and California wines, with "garlic surprises and seasonal dishes." It is co-sponsored by Grange restaurant and the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op.

Call The Bee's Al Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128.

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