Last week, downtown Sacramento hotel, The Citizen Hotel, hosted a reception where it featured several of its local food providers, all regional farms and ranches which the hotel uses in its daily restaurant offerings, and is now made available for meetings or group events.
What made this event different was presentation. There was real engagement. Rather than just putting food out as is the case with many receptions, the actual farmers and ranchers were there displaying and serving up their own food, and chatting with guests about their operations and their products. The attendees had a unique chance to talk directly with the source behind the source, who were dressed in everything from jeans, boots, t-shirts and cowboy hats to nicely pressed slacks and dress shirts. The hotel restaurant's chef extraordinaire, Micheal Touhy, was on hand to offer a warm greeting to all and to share his passion and vision behind his farm to table concepts.
If you thought that accessing farm to table fresh food was just available in restaurants for individual consumption, the Citizen Hotel had a different story to tell. The abundance of incredible local foods in our area is now available for meetings and conventions in Sacramento.
Kudos to Michael and his team for raising the food bar once again and continuing to put Sacramento top of mind in the food scene.