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Sacratomato returning Summer of 2017!


This Summer, its time to savor the tomato in Sacramento!

Get ready to savor the tomato when Midtown Sacramento’s Sutter District presents the fourth annual “Sacratomato Week” July 22-30, 2017.  For the third year running, the food-focused week will kick-off with a FREE family friendly festival that will take place on the grounds outside of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) on Saturday, July 22, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Presented by the Sutter District with support from the Midtown Association, most Sutter District bars and restaurants are participating in the week-long celebration of the Sacramento’s signature commodity with eats, drinks and even sweets including:  Barwest, Biba, Cafe Bernardo, Centro Cocina Mexicana, Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, INK Eats & Drinks, Monkey Bar, Paragary’s and Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar.

Sacratomato Week — July 22-30

All week long, the vibrant and engaging restaurants, bars and nightclubs located in Midtown’s Sutter District will celebrate Sacratomato week with tomato-themed menu options, drink specials and more.

The greater Sacramento community is invited to stroll through Midtown’s lively and eclectic Sutter District all week long visiting the local restaurants, bars and nightclubs to order and enjoy tomato-themed edibles and beverages bursting with the farm-fresh flavors that flourish in our agriculture-rich region.

Bar West Menu:


  • EAT: Sundried tomato stuffed burger with fried mozzarella, basil and smoked tomato jam
  • DRINK: House made michelada



  • EAT: Brasato di Coniglio: Oven-braised leg of rabbit cooked in tomatoes and peas, pan-roasted loin wrapped in prosciutto served with fried polenta
  • EAT: Mozzarella di Bufala con Pomodoro: Buffalo Mozzarella with slow roasted San Marzano tomatoes, fava bean pesto, Seka Hills extra virgin olive oil
  • EAT: Cespelle D’Agnello e Ricotta: Dixon lamb and whole milk ricotta filled crepes, cooked in a tomato sauce and pecorino sardo

Cafe Bernardo/Monkey Bar:


  • EAT: Panzanella salad
  • EAT: Tomato pizza
  • EAT: Linguine with shrimp and tomato
  • EAT: Chilled tomato soup
  • DRINK: Raspberry-Ancho Chile Bloody Maria



  • EAT: Garnachas de Calabasitas Fresh masa boats, topped with refried beans, corn, squash, tomato, avocado, queso fresco, crema
  • EAT: Molletes Mexican-style bruschetta, toasted telera bun, refried black beans, Monterrey jack cheese, heirloom tomato salsa
  • EAT: Milanesa de Pollo con Salsa de Tomate Mexican style fried chicken breast, lime dresses cabbage slaw, fresh heirloom tomato-avocado salsa, pickle red onions, pinto beans
  • EAT: Chiles Rellenos de Elote Stuffed poblano chiles: sweet corn, zucchini squash, epazote, queso fresco, roasted tomato-chipotle sauce, steamed rice, pinto beans, crema
  • EAT: Pescado en Caldillo de Tomate  Pan seared Salmon, Aztec corn cake, sweet corn, zucchini squash, jack cheese: bloomsdale spinach, heirloom tomato “coulis”
  • DRINK: Fire roasted tomato and chile infused tequila
  • DRINK: Tomato, strawberry and basil infused tequila



EAT: Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Cheese Salad



  • EAT: Fried Green Tomato BLT with thick cut bacon, arugula and a citrus aioli on ciabatta



  • EAT: Chilled gold tomato soup: Cherry tomato, cucumber, melon, espellette pepper
  • EAT: Heirloom tomato pizza: Roasted eggplant, burrata, black olive, basil aioli
  • EAT: Ricotta Agnolotti: Heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, walnut pesto
  • SWEET: Heirloom tomatoes and stone fruits: Olive Oil gelato, almond tuille
  • DRINK: Heirloom tomato shrub: Ray Yeung Farms ‘Great White’ heirloom tomatoes, white peppercorn, lemon peel, Sparrow Lane golden balsamic vinegar

Red Rabbit:


  • EAT: Deep Fried Capresse: Breaded Del Rio Cherry tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella deep fried served with a pesto yogurt sauce and aged balsamic drizzle.
  • DRINK – Sun Kissed Cooler: Organic and fresh cold-pressed tomato, watermelon, strawberry and lemon juices with Serrano pepper and gin or vodka.

Sacratomato Festival — July 22 from 5 to 9 p.m.

To kick off the festive week, a large-scale family-friendly Sacratomato festival will take place outside on the grounds of Sutter’s Fort SHP.   The free Sacratomato Festival will include lots to see and do, such as the following:  an on-stage salsa making competition presented by Centro Cocina Mexicana, a tomato tasting garden, lawn games, a hands-on “Tomato Patch” area for kids – with face painting, balloon creations and a grow-your-own tomato activity – tasty foods for sampling and/or sale by Midtown restaurants and bars, cooking demonstrations by the area’s top chefs, Midtown Farmers Market vendors, entertaining live music — by Skyler’s Pool (featuring the husband/wife team of Paragary Restaurant Group’s Executive Chef Kurt Spataro and KFBK’s Kitty O’Neal), Element Brass Band and Conjunto Liberacion (salsa band) — plus even a beer, craft and Bloody Mary cocktail area for adults.

Interested community members are encouraged to sign up for the salsa making competition that will be judged in a blind taste test by a panel of judges.    All ingredients and materials will be provided although competitors are each allowed to bring three ingredients if desired.  Deadline to enter online is July 10 and the cost is $25 per person to participate.  The winner of the salsa making competition will win the coveted “Best Salsa in the Sutter District” title.


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Salsa Competition Entree Form

Do you have the BEST salsa recipe around?! If you think so, please provide your name, phone number, and email address and we will contact you for participation! Please include ingredient information of your award-winning recipe. Email!