Local Eateries Celebrate Pear Month With Unique Dishes

By Aimee Darville

Aimee Darville
Aimee Darville

Did you know that August is Pear Month in California?

Farm-to-Fork restaurants in the Sacramento area are celebrating by offering 16 menu items highlighting California pears! Ten restaurants are participating in a Farm-to-Fork Pear Recipe Contest held by the California Pear Advisory Board in partnership with Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork program.

Limited time local offerings include decadent cocktails, appetizers, entrees, and desserts showcasing savory and sweet flavor combinations with juicy pears. Each entry features fresh California pears being harvested right now!  Historic pear orchards along the Sacramento River Delta produce more pears than any other region in California and they’re conveniently located in Sacramento’s backyard.

Restaurants on the grid, in the ‘burbs, and in the foothills are offering up pear specialties this month. Seize this op-pear-tunity and plan an afternoon or a day trip of pear-filled fun! The grand prize winner will be determined by the number of specialty pear items sold by each restaurant. So support the Farm-to-Fork movement and local pear farmers by ordering a pear dish while dining out this month!

Limited time offers available during Pear Month include:

Dawson’s Steakhouse (August 24th – August 31st)

  • House Pressed Bosc Pear Martini 

    ©2015 Madeloni Photography
    Pear Shrub at Hook & Ladder – photo credit: Madeloni Photography

Fat’s Asia Bistro (now – August 31st)

  • The Essence of Pear Martini 

High Steaks (August 15th – August 31st)  

  • Bosc Pear Creme Brûlée 

Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. (now – August 31st)

  • Roasted Crimson Pear & Smoked Bacon Risotto 
  • Baby Kale & Roasted Delta Pear Salad
  • Paintersville Bridge Cup Cocktail 
  • Pear Shrub 

Our House (August 24th – August 30th)

  • Delta Bartlett Crostini 

Taste Restaurant (now – August 31st)

  • Grilled Pear Bruschetta 
  • Bartlett & Chestnut Napoleon 

Ten22 (now – August 31st)

  • Pears, Bleu, California 
  • Pears, Barley, Love 
Ten 22 photo credit: Madeloni Photography
Pears, Bleu, California at Ten 22 photo credit: Madeloni Photography

Thunder Valley Resort Cafe (August 17th – August 31st)

  • Pork-Stuffed Tenderloin with Bourbon, Pear, Pecan Demi 

Volcano Union Inn (August 21st -August 15th)

  • Deconstructed Pear Tart

Woody’s Grill & Bar (now – August 31st)

  • Red Wine Poached Pear Salad
  • Rum Poached Pear with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Caramel

feature image photo credit: Chantel Elder

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