Award-winning Sacramento chef Evan Elsberry loves to host themed wine dinners. Theyre 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 hes 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...
Evans Kitchen is at 855 57th St., Sacramento, in the Antiques Mall; www.chefevan.com.
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
Saved Red Blend 5 or Timmermans raspberry Framboise Lambicus
Call The Bees Allen Pierleoni, (916) 321-1128. Follow him on Twitter @apierleonisacbe.