Local Eateries Celebrate Pear Month With Unique Dishes
By 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
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
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