Monday night I tasted and reported on the Kings’ new luxury suite farm-to-fork buffet. Now here’s some news today on the Kings’ concession-stand farm-to-fork food upgrades for the 2013-2014 season, which opens Oct. 30 at Sleep Train Arena:
K Street Deli is a new concession on the south side of Sleep Train, featuring Niman Ranch slow-roasted porchetta sandwiches and Mary’s Organics’ roasted chicken sandwiches, on artisan ciabatta rolls, with a side of County Line Farms’ mustard green salad. Also: Full Belly Farms wheat berry salad with red Russian kale, roasted squash, roasted pecans, goat cheese and organic honey-curry vinaigrette. Dessert: Marchini Farms heirloom apple cobbler, and satsuma tangerine tiramisu.
Capital Cut Carvery will be on the east and west sides of the arena, serving Dietsel Farms roasted turkey sandwiches and Harris Ranch tri-tip beef sandwiches on sourdough baguettes with herb aioli or stout mustard sauce. Chop salad features Capay Farms’ baby iceberg, boiled cage free egg, tomatoes, red onion, Niman Ranch slab bacon tossed with Point Reyes creamy blue cheese dressing. Sides include Full Belly Farms’ yellow finn potato salad;and roasted cauliflower salad with wilted kale, dried cherries, lemon yogurt dressing, candied pumpkin and toasted pumpkin seeds.
Smoque House BBQ will be on the north side of the arena, featuring Niman Ranch pulled pork sandwiches and Dietsel Farms pulled turkey sandwiches on onion rolls, topped with horseradish slaw with choice of sweet, spicy or mustard sauces. Sides include smokey mac and cheese, and bourbon-baked beans.
For dessert, look for The Sweet Shop, which will scoop local ice cream from Leatherbys.
There’s also a new craft beer menu to wash it all down. Local breweries include Rubicon and American River.
I’ve organized a food tasting and craft beer pairing panel, featuring myself, Hops to Table publisher John Zervas and Mike Moore, Sacramento’s nationally recognized beer judge. Next week we’ll sample the new menus and make our recommendations.