Mayor Christopher Cabaldon has served his West Sacramento constituents for 15 years, and now he's going to help serve dinner. Cabaldon will roll up his mayorial sleeves and help Chris Jarosz and Matt Chong of Broderick Roadhouse cook dinner for 100 folks on Thursday evening. This DigIn! Dinner is a monthly series which features a local celebrity joining forces with chefs, and takes place on the first Thursday of each month at the West Sacramento Farmers Market (1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento).
Thursday's menu will showcase local produce and in this month's case feature a whole roasted Mangalitsa pig. Now, this is great news for fans of prized pork. Mangalitsa pigs create what's known as "the Wagyu beef of pork," boasting a highly prized and healthy fat and rich meat. Mangalitsa pork items have previously been featured at such highly touted northern California restaurants as The French Laundry in Yountville and Sacramento's own The Kitchen. (That's a lovely Mangalitsa ham once featured at The Kitchen pictured above). While these restaurants sourced their Mangalitsa from Suisun Valley Farm near Fairfield, the pig on Thursdays comes from more local parts - in this case, Czarda Haz Farms in Davis.
Other menu items include heirloom tomato salad, watermelon gazpacho and ice cream sandwiches. While Mayor Cabaldon is brushing up on his knife skills, you can order tickets here. The dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets cost $50 each.