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Winter 2023

Winter is here and we’ve heard it said that “Winter is not a season, it’s a celebration.”  The time of year we delight in the warmth of a hearth, the comfort of family and friends, and the embrace of cherished delicious foods of our memories.  Smells of Sunday roasts, mulled ciders and freshly baked cookies transport us to a simpler place and time, with the freeing spirit of a child.

We kick off this season with the golden hills turning a rich emerald and the low-lying sun casting an almost mystical glow across the snow-kissed Sierras, and in all of this, the sparkle of the holidays and the culinary treasures of Winter abound.  Aromatic truffles, rich Dungeness crab, sublime salsifies, robust squashes, and unctuous cheeses all find center stage in our preparations. 

So please join us around the stove, enfettered and wide-eyed with the anticipation of a child on a holiday morning.  

No winter lasts forever and no spring skips its turn…

Bon Appétit!

—Chef Kelly McCown

Basking in the amazing abundance of the Sacramento region, The Kitchen offers an ever-evolving seasonal menu. Taking cues from the farmers, ranchers, and mother nature herself, we create a weekly menu as part of a seasonal snapshot, in an effort to showcase the best of this culinary bounty. All menus are subject to change based on nature’s whims. Please check our website or call our reservation line for our current menu.

THIS WEEK’S MENU
February 6, 2023 – February 11, 2023

ACT I
Hors d’oeuvre
Winter Cauliflower “Pot de Crème”

Foothill Apples and Fresh Turmeric

ACT II
Carpaccio of Scottish Salmon
Sunchokes, Watercress, and Whiskey Cured Steelhead Roe

ACT III
Buckwheat Crêpes

Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Ricotta, and Ash Roasted Carrots

INTERMISSION
Plateau de Fruits de Mer

ACT IV
Chestnut Parisienne “Gnocchi”
White Truffle, Salsify Beurre Blanc, and Black Trumpet Mushrooms

ACT V
Braised SunFed Ranch Beef Cheek

Wild Rice “Congee”, Onion Petals, Pommes Fondant

ACT VI
Lemon “Meringue” 

Lemon-Olive Oil Cake, Buckthorn, and Lemon Mousse

ACT VII
Mignardise

Please call 916 568 7171 for reservations