King of Feasts at the Sacramento Zoo
Food and Wine Luau on June 25
If high gas prices are keeping you from Hawaii this summer, don’t worry. The Sacramento Zoo is bringing Hawaii to you! From 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, June 25th, the Sacramento Zoological Society will host King of Feasts, a food and wine luau with a Sacramento twist. It will feature a wide selection of local beers, wines, premium spirits and mouth-watering specialties offered by the Sacramento region’s finest restaurants. This isn’t a crowded event where you wait in long lines, instead, you’ll find food, beverages and entertainment throughout the lush landscape of the 14 acre Zoo.
“We are excited to participate in King of Feasts and meet all of the local people who attend,” said Craig Rutledge, co-owner of Vic’s Ice Cream. “Vic’s grew up in the neighborhood with the Zoo, and we like to help our neighbors by participating in these one-of-a-kind events.”
Break out your luau attire and prepare for a unique evening of international aloha-flavor for adults. Relax with entertainment and food. The evening will include Ukulele players, Polynesian dancers, a hula-hoop contest and three silent auctions featuring one-of-a-kind items.
Some of the restaurants providing delicious samples include: 4th Street Grille, Chops, Cupcake Craving, Giovanni's Pizza, Grateful Bread, Just 4 U Catering, Kru Restaurant, L&L Hawaiian BBQ, The Melting Pot, Mochii Yogurt, Mulvaney's B&L / Culinary Specialists, Piatti, Pyramid Alehouse, Red Lotus Kitchen & Bar, Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, Taste of the Wild Catering, Taylor’s Kitchen and Vic’s Ice Cream. New this year, Food Trucks - Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen is confirmed with possibly more trucks on their way.
Breweries, wineries and beverages include: Amador Cellars, Boeger Winery, Bacardi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Bogle Winery, Heringer Estates Winery, Hoppy Brewing Company, James David Cellars, Lost Coast Brewery, Michael-David Winery, Oakstone Winery, Renwood Winery, River City Brewing Company, Rominger West Winery, Scribner Bend Vineyards, Sudwerk, Terra d'Oro Winery and Twisted Rivers Wines.
This is the tenth consecutive year for the event, which draws hundreds of participants annually. Because of this fundraiser, the Zoo will close early at 1:30 p.m. that day to prepare for the Luau.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $45 for Zoo members, $50 for non-members or $60 at the door. Adults only, please. Visit www.saczoo.org, or call 916-808-5888 to purchase tickets. Proceeds from this event benefit Zoo improvements, education programs and wildlife conservation.
Sacramento Zoo -- Wildly Inspiring!
Open since 1927, the Sacramento Zoo is home to more than 450 native, rare and endangered animals and is one of more than 200 accredited institutions of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Located near the corner of Land Park Drive and Sutterville Road in William Land Park, the Zoo is wholly managed by the non-profit Sacramento Zoological Society. This Sacramento treasure inspires conservation awareness through education and recreation. Open daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, general admission is $10.50; children ages 2-11 are $6.50 and one and under are admitted free. Parking is free throughout the park or ride Regional Transit bus #6. For information, call 916-808-5888 or visit saczoo.org.
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