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Award-winning chef Evan Elsberry will prepare a special meal for Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo dinner coming to Evan's Kitchen

Published: Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 - 8:58 am

Sacramento chef Evan Elsberry is at it again, hosting another themed wine-paired dinner at his restaurant, Evan’s Kitchen. The Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will start moving dishes at 6 p.m. May 5; cost is $75 a person, with reservations at (916) 452-3896. Motor over to 855 57th St., Sacramento, in the Antiques Mall; www.chefevan.com.

First course: sweet corn soup with huitlacoche quesadillas and crème fraiche, served with Conundrum white blend

Second: halibut tacos with chipotle remoulade and pickled cabbage, with Villa Maria sauvignon blanc

Third: ancho tamales with Yucatán pork, charred tomatillo sauce and criolla cebolla, with Conundrum red blend

Fourth: filet mignon with cabrales demi-glace, refried beans, and arroz con crema puree, with Ferrari-Carano siena

Dessert: caramel-rum bananas with flourless chocolate cake, cocoa-almond brittle and saffron custard, with Whiskers Blake tawny port and Pacific Rim riesling


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

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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."

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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.

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apierleoni@sacbee.com
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Twitter: @apierleonisacbe

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

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