Summer Sippers a Sweet Deal at the Grange Restaurant & Bar


 I am reasonably new to the Sacramento area, but during my time living on the central coast I would travel here on business for various wine industry-related events. During these trips I was sometimes lucky enough to stay at the lovely Citizen Hotel, which is also home to the Grange Restaurant & Bar. Now that I am a permanent resident to the area I have regular access to the Grange and the many wonderful restaurants Sacramento has to offer.

For nostalgia reasons (and because the wine list is superb), I invited a few girlfriends to join me at the Grange for a glass of wine last Friday evening. When I asked about the specials, I was thrilled when the server informed me that every Friday for the entire summer the Grange is offering 50 percent off every bottle of wine on their list. So the glass-of-wine idea was thrown out the window and we, of course, ordered a bottle.

For a gal who works on Capitol Mall, I love the convenience of taking a stroll down to the Grange after a long work week, and the fact that this SacFoodies secret is available all summer is simply perfect.

Here’s the scoop:

  • 50 percent off all bottles every Friday from 5:30 p.m. until close
  • Offer valid for the summer (final date in August TBD)
  • Valid for dining room service only

Recommended wine and food pairing: Trefethen, Dry Riesling from Napa Valley and the Ahi Tuna Tartare

I truly enjoyed this pairing because the floral qualities of the Riesling merry well with the tuna and jalapeño caviar while the wine’s acidity complements the creamy texture of the avocado.

A deal like this is perfect for those who have an adventurous palate! Don’t stop at the suggested pairing above as there are many options, including a few happy hour snacks that would go nicely with a handful of wines on the list. To really step out of your box, give the “esoteric” wines a try and maybe you will discover a new favorite varietal or blend.  

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