Appetizers Food & Dining blog logo

Bill Hogan / KRT

Guinness Stout will be one of the beverage choices at Evan Elsberry’s “Pick Your Poison” themed dinner.

'Pick Your Poison' dinner at Evan's Kitchen

Published: Thursday, Mar. 13, 2014 - 2:08 pm

Award-winning Sacramento chef Evan Elsberry loves to host themed wine dinners. They’re his way of socializing, since he “lives at the restaurant,” he says. He matches ethnic cuisines with the appropriate wines, and there are always surprises. In past months, he sold out his Italian, French, Spanish, German and cheese-centric dinners.

Now he’s preparing a “Pick Your Poison” dinner, with your choice of wine or beer to go with the food. It will start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m. March 17, for $75 per person. Reservations are at (916) 452-3896. The previous wine dinners filled up fast, so...

Evan’s Kitchen is at 855 57th St., Sacramento, in the Antiques Mall;

Choose a wine or beer with each course:


Salmon puffs with Dubliner cheese

Franciscan Cuvee Sauvage cardonnay (Napa) or Tap It India pale ale


Kerrygold Dublin salad with pickled beets

Estancia pinot grigio (Monterey) or Monkshine Belgian blonde ale


Guinness pork chop on Colcannon potatoes

Mark West Russian River pinot noir (Sonoma) or Guinness stout


Lamb chop stew

Saved Red Blend 5 or Hangar 24 chocolate porter


Guinness cupcake

Saved Red Blend 5 or Timmerman’s raspberry Framboise Lambicus

Call The Bee’s Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.

Read more articles by Allen Pierleoni

About Appetizers

Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

Read his Wine Buzz columns here
(916) 321-1253
Twitter: @chris_macias

Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

Read his Counter Culture reviews here
(916) 321-1128
Twitter: @apierleonisacbe

Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

Read his restaurant reviews here
(916) 321-1099
Twitter: @Blarob

Appetizers Archives

Note: The Appetizers blog switched blog platforms in August 2013. All posts after the switch are found here. Older posts are available using the list below.

Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by
Quick Job Search
Sacramento Bee Jobs »
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads


Price Range:
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older