I got invited to a nice little mid week treat last week. While our husbands watched a basket ball game at Arco Arena us two girls went out to dinner. My girl friend suggested a new neighborhood restaurant, Sapor Restaurant, just blocks from her house in Sacramento. They had been their previously and really enjoyed the food and service. Being a Wednesday night it was very quite as we stepped in. The restaurant only seats 56 and we were the second table to be seated that night.
We were presented with the menu and decided to start with Day Boat Scallop and Prawn with Horseradish Celery Root Puree and Riesling Essence. We paired this with a glass Chardonnay. The wine arrived, and with it, just out of the oven baked bread. Shortly after the starter arrived. The scallop was perfectly cooked and although I couldn't really detect the horseradish, the celery root puree was a great match with it's subtle taste and creaminess. The Riesling essence accentuated the sweetness of the scallops beautifully. A great start!
For entree we both choose the Oven Roasted California Halibut with a Sauteed Leek Souffle, Pine Nut Relish, Baby Spinach and Citrus Essence, paired with a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Great Halibut although a tad over cooked for my taste, and an out of this world leek souffle! The pine nut relish offered both a texture and flavor element. This dish was delicious and I'll have it again in a heartbeat! For dessert we shared the Warm Dark Chocolate Brownie with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. No better way to end a meal than with chocolate!
This is a great restaurant of the beaten path. Very attentive service and great ambiance. If you are lucky the chef TJ (Tjisana Lewis) will come out and sit down and talk to you about the food and maybe offer up a little surprise. We were out of luck this particular night...
As the night progressed more tables filled up but it never got busy. I hope more people will find their way here to keep this diamond in the ruff in business. As for me. I can't wait to go back!