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Ten22’s Birthday is a Gift for CA Food Literacy

Ten22 will be celebrating its birthday toward the end of this month. Instead of receiving birthday gifts, they are giving a big one to the California Food Literacy Center.

The resturant is celebrating four years of operation in the heart of Old Sacramento with an exclusive celebration on Tuesday, Oct. 22. For the last several years they have offered American cuisine with a farm-to-fork flavor. They may be in the historic district, but they offer very modern dishes using the bounty of our region. They also feature quite a nice selection of beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails.

To make the celebration even grander, Ten22 is donating all of the proceeds from the tickets to the CA Food Literacy Center, an organization known for educating low-income children on healthy eating habits.  The organization empowers K-5 students to explore new foods, learn to cook healthy, sustainable snacks and make smart choices and truly understand the impact of food choices on health, the environment, and the community. Recently they held a Kids Recipe Contest featuring the Veggie of the Year: sweet potato. The winner of the contest will be announced at the event.

“I’m a proponent of food literacy. It is exceptionally important for children,” said Jay Veregge, Executive Chef of Ten22 Restaurant. “My own kids know the importance of the garden, fresh food, and patience for the fruits of their labor. I love to see my kids enjoy blackberries and cherries and think of them as candy. When you start young, kids don’t know the difference. Sharing that message is beneficial to the future of their health.”

The winner of Kids Recipe Contest will be doing a live cooking demonstration of the winning dish alongside Chef Jay Veregge during the evening. The recipe will also receive placement on the restaurant’s kids menu.

The night’s menu will feature dishes at food stations using seasonal, local fare with a side of food literacy. You’ll be ablet to learn about the   local produce featured in the dishes. Some of the bites will include: Roasted Fall Squash Bruschetta; House Cured Salmon Lox with Crème Fraiche; Fall Beet Tapenade and Local Goat Cheese; Wild Mushroom Pot Pies; Roasted Fall Vegetables; and, much more.

Tickets are $40. Get your tickets here.

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