There are few things more shamelessly bougie than eating caviar, and there are few more shamelessly bougie places in Sacramento than the Citizen Hotel (926 J St). Luckily, you can engage your inner millionaire by eating caviar in the Citizen at the Scandal Bar’s Caviar Club on Thursday, April 18. If you’re not familiar, the Scandal Bar is the Citizen’s swanky, speakeasy-style lounge located right above their lobby. Dane Blom, executive chef at upscale favorite Grange, will be preparing five caviar-based tapas, along with specially-crafted cocktail pairings by resident mixologist (and Hawks alum) Teresa Loughner. Serving up the fishy goodness will be Michael Passmore, one half of the husband-and-wife team that founded Passmore Ranch. As Sacramento’s biggest name in top-shelf, deluxe foodstuffs, Passmore has been making waves in publications like the New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle for making high-quality caviar at affordable prices. Even this far after the holidays, Passmore is largely sold out of its individual-batch offers, so now’s a good time to satisfy that expensive itch. The event runs from 6–9 p.m., and tickets are $95. To reserve a spot, call (916) 492-4450, but for more event info, check out Grange’s Facebook page @dinegrange and search events.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 12 of issue #289 (April 10 – 24, 2019)**