The two-week Farm-to-Fork festivities wrapped up with a Gala Dinner on the iconic Tower Bridge.
More than 30 area chefs, led by Jason Poole of Hyatt Regency Sacramento and Brian Mizner of Hook & Ladder, served a 7-course-meal to more than 700 guests.
The menu included exquisite renditions of quail, lamb shank, heirloom tomatoes, smoked trout, featuring the freshest local ingredients.
Mizner said leading the team was an honor. He has worked as a chef in the city for almost 20 years. Now, since becoming an executive chef, he is starting to make a name for himself.
“As a youngster, [I worked] up underneath a lot of these other chefs here today, and other chefs in town. So I’m just here doing my part,” Mizner said.
Of the 700 total guests, about 30 of them were mayors from around the nation, in Sacramento for the US Conference of Mayors leadership event.
“We’re looking forward to having them go home, and go back and tell the cities where they’re from, what a wonderful place Sacramento is,” Steve Hammond of the Sacramento Visitors Bureau said.
Tickets cost $175 a person, or $5,000 per table. All 700 seats were sold out within 30 seconds.