In the spirit of culinary camaraderie and fund raising, some of Sacramento's best known chefs have come together for an occasional series of collaborative dinners. The first event was held in November at The Kitchen, featuring a veritable who's-who of local cooking talent: Billy Ngo (Kru/Red Lotus), Kelly McCown (Ella), Pajo Bruich (Lounge ON20), Patrick Mulvaney (Mulvaney's B&L) and many more.
Rick Mahan, chef and proprietor of The Waterboy and OneSpeed, is organizing the next collaborative dinner, which is set for 4 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Casa Garden (2760 Sutterville Rd., Sacramento). Dinner costs $125 per person (plus tax and gratuity), with proceeds going to the Sacramento Children's Home - which operates the Casa Garden Restaurant. Wine is included in the price.
Along with Mahan, the roster for this dinner includes Adam Schulze (Waterboy), Kurt Spataro (Paragary Restaurant Group), Noah Zonca (The Kitchen), Doug Silva (Silva's Sheldon Inn), and others. Look for the menu to be confirmed next week.
For reservations, call The Waterboy: (916) 498-9891. Space is limited to 80, and pre-payment for the event is required upon reservation.