A firehouse in its previous life, this Sacramento gem features food that will have you returning time and again, but sentimentalists beware, as the menu changes daily. While you can’t be sure what’s on offer here, fresh, seasonal and satisfying cooking is a guarantee. Imagine the likes of tortellini stuffed with winter squash, followed by a “beggar’s purse” filled with pumpkin pie, and you’ll be in no doubt as to the time of year.
The waitstaff is well versed in the carte and ingredients—watch them name drop local farms like a celebrity stylist on the rise. If the heirloom tomato and mozzarella is available, don’t hesitate. It’s the most popular dish for a reason, starring ripe Ray Yeung Farms heirloom tomatoes and hand-pulled, still-warm cheese.- MICHELIN guide inspectors