Just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend, a new eatery geared towards smoky and southern flavors will open. Cask & Barrel debuts Thursday in the former wine bar at Enotria (1431 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento). The menu is overseen by chef Gabriel Glaser, formerly of Maranello and other local restaurants, with pastry chef and fiancee Kristel Flores.
The two had been running the food program and catering operations at Enotria since March 2014, when the fine dining restaurant and wine bar downshifted into an events center with its wine bar open just two days a week. Along with overseeing Cask & Barrel, Glaser and Flores have been elevated to managing partners of the entire space and will also run its catering program. While Cask & Barrel will occupy the building’s former wine bar, its patio and main dining room will be reserved for private events. David Hardie, owner of Enotria, will continue to serve as the building’s landlord.
On the Cask & Barrel menu, you’ll find a modernistic approach to southern staples, including duck liver mousse beignets ($8) and chicken wings with a dip of Point Reyes “blue cheese fondue” ($9). Smoked meats can be ordered in pound or half-pound servings. The drinks menu focuses on bourbon and whiskey, while also offering a range of beers and wine.
For more information: http://www.caskandbarrel916.com/