"The cook stands squarely between nature and culture, conducting a process of translation and negotiation. Both nature and culture are transformed by the work."|
Cooking is a transformative process. It is the metamorphosis of nature into culture, with the chef acting as the medium between these two spheres. As Pollan writes, both spheres are changed in the act of cooking. But too often culture, artifice subjugates the natural under the guise of sophistication. At Tree House, we believe the role of the chef is not to mask nature but to celebrate it; not to civilize, but to render natureauthentic and pureaccessible to an increasingly urban audience. In homage to this noble goal,Tree House will be hosting two back-to-back dinners on Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st where Chef Kevin O'Connor will celebrate wild and tame ingredients thoughtfully prepared to define our region's cuisine. Each dinner will serve only ten guests, with a suggested donation of $89 to reserve a seat. The degustation menu, in the style of 'Naturaliste Nouvelle,' will be identical for both nights. Complimentary bubbles and bites start at7:00pm. The location of each Sacramento dinner will be sent to the guests the morning of the event, via email. These are BYOB dinners and we encourage guests to bring whatever they feel comfortable drinking and sharing with new friends. Bon Appetit!
Tree House (View)
310 28th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816