Vino in the Park
I just made the big move from Davis (read: comfort, security, mom’s house) to Sacramento (read: new, exciting, intimidating) and my friends/roommates and I have made a pact to explore the city where we now reside. Part of this pact is to try a new restaurant or bar at least once a week. Thanks to Metro Connected , formerly known as Sacramento Young Professionals, we were able to get a taste of The Park Ultra Lounge and Mason’s restaurant last week with an event called “Vino in the Park.” It was a great way to break up the work week and meet interesting locals.
The wine tasting itself was done in the form of a game – we broke up into groups of four or five and were each poured from a ‘mystery’ bottle of wine. The rules were simple; name five characteristics of the wine and ultimately decide what varietal you tasted. Simple for the wine experts maybe! Beyond characteristics such as “fruity,” or “nutty,” I didn’t have much to bring to the table. Who knew that “blueberry pancakes” would be one of the attributes!?! Needless to say, my team did not come out on top. But it did make for a very fun evening!
If you’re anything like me, then you get all too comfortable in your home town and forget there are amazing establishments in every neighborhood just waiting to be discovered. My advice: live your life like you’re on vacation – when traveling, one would never settle for returning to the same dinner hot spot every week, so why not venture out and explore here as well! No matter how long you’ve lived in Sacramento or how well you think you know it, I guarantee you there’s more.