Ready to Pucker? “Citrus Celebration” is Coming

While we’re still clinging to the last breath of Placer County’s mandarin season, citrus of all colors, varieties and sizes remains abundant in the market, and Chef Eric Alexander is exploiting this bounty with our next prix-fixe:  “A Tangy-Sweet Citrus Celebration”.  Chef will take you for a piquant tour of pomello, orange, tangelo, grapefruit, Meyer lemon. . .if it’s tart and tasty, you’ll trip over it next week, from February 24 to March 1.  Cost is $59.95 per person, vegetarian options are available (duh) and you should call now for reservations at 530-823-0320 or through

How about starting with Mandarin-Glazed Kurobota Pork Short Rib as an appetizer?  Chef’s tangelo-carrot soup is gonna kill, so enjoy that while you’re trying to decide on one of three main course offerings:  Australian Barramundi, Crispy Duck Confit or Niman Ranch Lamb Loin, all with a citrus surprise inside.  Our Empress of Desserts, Courtney McDonald, is knocking it out of the kitchen with Tangelo Olive Oil Pound Cake and Orange Flower Panna Cotta.  Best to get one of each!

For the full menu, click here.  I’m sitting down with the Chef later this week to get the full skinny on the menu, which will be dutifully reported next time.