Back in May, I was lucky enough to snag a ticket for Park Winters’ Al Fresco Dinner Series. I hadn’t ever made the journey out to Park Winters, but it was on my to-do list, and this event was the perfect excuse to visit! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Park Winters, it is a gorgeous multi-use property that functions as a Bed & Breakfast, a wedding and events venue, an onsite farm, and an all around beautiful place to visit. It is located West of Sacramento proper in Winters (hence the name). To get there, you will need to spare about 45 minutes, the majority of which will have you driving through two lane back country roads. It can be easy to get caught up in all that Sacramento has to offer so it is refreshing to travel outside the city limits to be reminded of the area’s agricultural roots.
The dinner itself was nothing short of spectacular. There were two ultra long farm tables set up just outside of the brand new (GORGEOUS) event barn on the property. Market lights were strung overhead for the perfect Spring ambiance. Myself and the other attendees dined on a 4 course meal put together by Park Winters Executive Chef John Iacono. Each course was executed to perfection and the entire evening had a very natural flow to it, which is no easy feat. It would be impossible for me to pick a favorite amongst the courses but the Emerald Farm Curry was especially to die for!
All in all, it was the perfect Spring evening that gave me a deeper appreciation and love for the Sacramento Valley. I love the idea of a dinner series that celebrates the joy of dining outdoors with friends while highlighting the bounty of the surrounding area. It was a true reflection of what makes our little corner of the world so beautiful. I urge you to be on the lookout for tickets to their next dinner which is coming up on July 21st! You can find out more details about Park Winters and their offerings on their site.
Pictures in this blog post were taken by Terry Daffin Photography.
What will you be doing this Summer to get outside of your comfort zone and explore? Contact me, I’d love to know!