Photos by Anna Wick

Local chef Russell Middleton cut his culinary teeth working with notable Sacramento chefs such as Submerge coverboy Brad Cecchi, Oliver Ridgeway and others. He’s recently returned to the City of Trees after a stint in Los Angeles in order to start Peridot. This moveable feast, as it were, will hold its second pop-up event on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Garden Room at the Sierra 2 Center for the Arts and Community (2791 24th St., Sacramento). The new eight-course tasting menu features whimsically titled dishes such as the Steph Curry Cauliflower (carrot ginger puree, Cognac golden raisins, carrot top chimichurri and braised pistachios) and THE Avocado Toast (baguette tuile, salmon roe, frisee, radish, pickled mustard seeds and chili-cured egg yolk). The price of admission is $75 per person, and beer and wine pairings will be available for purchase at the event. To sign up, go to and search “Peridot.”

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 9 of issue #279 (Nov. 21 – Dec. 5, 2018)**