Fresh fruit all year, thanks to winter Mandarins

THE SIERRA FOOTHILLS HAS AN ABUNDANCE of fresh, local fruit, thanks to our region’s largely temperate climate. Farm-to-fork restaurants (from Stella in Truckee to Ike’s in Nevada City) regularly feature local in-season fruits on their menus. The list includes heirloom melons, stone fruit and tomatoes (remember, it’s a fruit, not a veggie).
Pluots, the plum-apricot hybrid [...]

Renowned Hawks gears up to open another restaurant in Sacto

We’ve been longtime fans of Hawks Restaurant in Granite Bay, and have written about it in our Sierra FoodWineArt magazine for several years.
Hawks has won widespread praise in Food & Wine magazine, Bon Appetit magazine, Zagat and others. It has been a pioneer in the Sacramento area “foodie” scene. The Bee just wrote: “Hawks is [...]

Hawks elegant cuisine in Granite Bay

SUNDAY SUPPER BRINGS BACK of a relaxing meal enjoyed with family and friends, much like the famous scene Norman Rockwell painted in the Saturday Evening Post in the ’40s. Hawks in Granite Bay has recreated “Sunday Suppers” with a modern flair: fresh, local food served with understated elegance.
The prix-fixe Sunday Supper menu changes weekly [...]