Appetizers

Evan's Kitchen will pair wild game with fine wines

Chef Evan Elsberry specializes in a number of dishes at his restaurant, Evan’s Kitchen, including prime rib, rack of lamb and seafood pasta. He also regularly matches ethnic cuisines with appropriate wines, usually coming up with some surprises. In past months, he’s sold out his Italian, French, Spanish and German wine-pairing dinners.

Now he's presenting “Take a Walk On the Wild Side,” a multi-course meal of game dishes. It's planned from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6. The cost is $75 per person, with reservations at (916) 452-3896. Evan's Kitchen is at 855 57th St., Sacramento, in the Antiques Mall.

The dinner looks like this:

First course: mint trout cakes with apple horseradish, paired with 2011 Santa Digna chardonnay

Second course: “sitting” duck with cranberry couscous; 2012 Santa Digna cabernet sauvignon

Third course: wild boar with meurette sauce and savory mashed potatoes; 2012 Lapostolee merlot

Fourth course: venison tenderloin in sweet-sour sauce with skillet sweet potatoes; 2012 Wild Horse cabernet sauvignon

Dessert: cranberry-apple mousse in an orange-chocolate cup;’ 2010 Torres Floralis moscatel oro

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