The Firehouse Closed on January 27

This Sunday, January 27, The Firehouse will be closed for our staff appreciation party.  The Firehouse takes time each year to celebrate the hard work from all of our employees.


Although The Firehouse will not be open, we encourage you to dine at our sister restaurant, Ten22.  Ten22 is open and located only one block north at 1022 Second Street.  We apologize for any inconvenience to our guests.

Published in: on January 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm  Leave a Comment  

Spanish Wine Focus This Week

A few loves of my life are my family, what I do for a living, and espicially the Spanish wines I get to taste. For many of you who come to the tastings we have here at The Firehouse, you know that sometimes I can ramble on a bit once someone brings up Rioja, or tempranillo, and garnacha. I had a chance many years ago to visit Spain and drive through the wine country from Madrid up to Rioja. No offense to my Napa friends, but the driving here is crazier.

Spain has a great heritage in winemaking and some of the most renowned aged whites come from here as well. The Spanish wine culture has a bit of this and that such as sparkling wines with Cava, light floral and fruity whites with albariño and verdejo, viura which ages for decades in oak before release, and reds that cover light zingers to deep rich super reds. The wine indusrty in Spain is starting to boom like never before and cutting edge wineries and winemaking are leading the way. Take a chance and have the next bottle you try be a tempranillo from Rioja, monastrell form Jumilla, garnacha from Priorat, or La Mancha blended wine. I bet you will have quite an experience as we did this past Tuesday. Next Tuesday we will take a journey to Southern Italy with the tasting, stay tuned……

Published in: on January 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Celebrate Christmas Eve at The Firehouse

The Firehouse invites you to celebrate Christmas Eve with your family and friends at Sacramento’s “Best Special Occasion” restaurant.

This Christmas Eve, The Firehouse will be open for lunch from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, and for dinner from 4:30 pm – 10 pm.  Guests will be treated to an evening of sophistication and luxury as Chef Deneb showcases his talents with exquisite dinner specials that include:

Lobster Bread Pudding

bacon-leek savory pudding with sauce béarnaise

Maine lobster with candied orange salad



Balsamic-Glazed Sea Bass

pan seared with roasted cauliflower-olive relish

confit Yukon potato coins and sunchoke soubise



Filet Oscar

chargrilled beef tenderloin

potato risotto with roasted fennel demi jus

Dungeness crab and sauce béarnaise



Harissa-Spiced Tofu

chargrilled with saffron quinoa, cipollini onion

wilted spinach, tomato-apricot chutney

cilantro yogurt



Bûche de Noël

chocolate génoise cake and hazelnut cream filling

coated in rich ganache with candied hazelnuts

meringue “mushrooms”



Artisanal Cheese Plate


Marin County Triple Cream Brie

Cow’s Milk – USA

Roaring Forties Blue

Cow’s Milk – Australia

Humboldt Fog

Goat’s Milk – USA


Sheep’s Milk – France


The regular menu will be available as well as the following exclusive wine flights.

Wine Flights

2-oz pours

Silver Oak Flight

2003 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

2004 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

2005 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley


Champagne Flight

Deutz Brut Classic, Ay

Gosset Brut Excellence, Ay

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Blue Label Reserve Particuliere, Epernay


Reservations are required for dinner and can be made here or by calling the restaurant directly at 916.442.4772.  Valet parking will be available for guests.

Published in: on December 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm  Leave a Comment  

Holiday Gift Packages at The Firehouse


The holiday season is already upon us which means shopping for Christmas gifts is in full swing.  I’ve come to notice that there is always one person on my list that seems impossible to buy for.  They already have everything from the latest gadgets to the coolest clothes.  And while gift cards seem to be an easy fix most of the time, this year I find myself turning to the next best thing…wine.  Who doesn’t love a great bottle of wine?  I know I do.

This year at The Firehouse, our Sommeliers have put together some incredible wine packages at great prices to fit every wine lover on your list.  These wine packages start at just $99 and range from 2-bottle sets to 4-bottle sets.  The Firehouse is also offering unique package options such as the “Silver Oak Vertical” and “Magnum Party” sets.  Click here to see the full list of holiday wine packages.

To place your order, come in and visit us or call us at
(916) 442-4772.  Happy Holidays!

Published in: on December 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Dine & Donate at The Firehouse


The Firehouse is proud to announce a special Dine & Donate program with Northern California Shriners Hospitals for Children!   Dine with us from October 8 through 14, and 15% of the proceeds generated at The Firehouse will be donated to this very important cause.  This is the second consecutive year that The Firehouse is partnering its Dine & Donate program with Northern California Shriners Hospitals for Children.

A network of 22 non-profit hospitals across North America, Shriners Hospitals for Children offer state-of-the-art treatment for adolescents 18 years or younger with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries or other special health care needs, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.  Working to become the world leader in caring for children, employees from the Shriners Hospitals for Children pride themselves on offering these services in a collaborative, compassionate and family-centered environment.

Help support one of California’s most vital non-profit organizations while enjoying the best food and wine Sacramento has to offer.

Reservations are recommended and can be made online at or by calling the restaurant directly at 916.442.4772.

Published in: on October 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fall Menu Q & A with Chef Jay

Ten22 is about to launch an all new fall menu.  We sat down with Chef Jay for some Q & A to get the inside scoop!

The Fall Menu is going to launch soon.  What is different on this menu versus menus in the past?

This menu is a progression of everything we have been working towards.  We have enough trust and commitment to the community to come out with a great menu featuring new American cuisine.  This menu is American comfort food done creatively.  We strive for a continual commitment to organic, sustainable, and local ingredients, whenever possible.

What is your favorite item(s) on the menu? And why?

The duck is fantastic.  We are also going to have a wild game option that I am really excited about.  Another menu item I love is the Pork and Beans.  But this is no ordinary pork and beans…it has that new American twist.  Think house-made pork medallions and a pepper plum jus.

Are there any particular ingredients you’re excited to start using on this new menu?

Not necessarily the ingredients, but I am excited to work with the progression of how we are preparing the food.  From curing to smoking, this process is going to be totally different from what we have been doing in the past.

I see on the menu there is going to be a “Chef’s Daily Pizza.”  Can you give us a sneak peak to what one of these creations would be like?

Shaved lamb and feta pizza with fresh mint and roasted red peppers.  And also the muscle pizza.  Don’t judge it by the name.  Once you try it, it will be the best pizza you have ever had.

On the fall dessert menu, what is your favorite that our guests shouldn’t go home without trying?

You have to try the Bourbon Butterscotch Bread Pudding.  It is what people remember me for.  The biggest compliment I received for this dish was at a Louisiana bread pudding contest.  The judges had no idea it was made by someone in California. I ended up winning the whole thing.  Ever since then, I knew this was something special.


“Complication hides flaws, simplicity adds focus.”

Published in: on October 2, 2012 at 10:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Wine of the Month

We sat down with Lead Sommelier and Night Dining Room Manager Paul Marsh to get his wine recommendation for September!

2006 Favia Quarzo Syrah, Amador County 

Here’s what Paul had to say about this special wine:

Beautifully integrated complex syrah from just 40 miles outside Sacramento?  You bet.  Meet Favia Quarzo Syrah from Amador.  Deep garnet color with medium body, tight blackberry and blueberry notes, minerality and cigar box flavors that uncover hints of nutmeg and blackberry jam.  The wine finishes with long, smooth tannins that beg to be paired with our Delmonico, somewhere around medium rare. This is a great wine from our friends Annie Favia and her husband Andy Erickson.  Join us and enjoy a small production gem sourced just a short drive away. 


Published in: on September 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

Eat. Drink. Give! at Ten22


Ten22 has partnered with UCP (United Cerebral Palsy) of Sacramento and Northern California for a very special Eat. Drink. Give! program.

From Sunday through Saturday, September 23-29, 15% of the revenue generated at Ten22 will be donated to UCP of Sacramento and Northern California.

UCP provides services to people with over 20 types of developmental disabilities including autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, intellectual disabilities and many more.  Exceptional programs such as the Autism Center for Excellence, Saddle Pals and Adult Day Programs empower both children and adults to live life without limits.

So come out and enjoy a wonderful dining experience while supporting one of the area’s most deserving non-profit organizations!

Published in: on September 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

California Wine Month at The Firehouse


Did you know there is an entire month dedicated to celebrating wine?  September is California wine month and dozens of wineries and restaurants plan to hold special events and tastings throughout the month.  The Firehouse is celebrating with a very special Chef’s Tasting Menu, and will feature a different California wine each Wine Tasting Tuesday.

Chef’s Tasting Menu:

Chef Deneb’s Tasting Menu features five delicious courses paired with exquisite California wines.  From the Dungeness Crab Cocktail paired with the 2008 Luna Pinot Grigio from Napa Valley to the Fromage Blanc Cheesecake paired with the N.V. Laetitia Brut Cuvée from Arroyo Grande Valley, there is something special for every palate.

Click here to view September Chef’s Tasting Menu.

Wine Tasting Tuesdays:

Join in the fun while learning!  Our sommeliers lead the tasting with a different theme every Tuesday from 5:30-6:30 pm.  Only $15 per person . . . or win two free passes during our weekly Facebook Trivia Contest.   For more information visit our website.

September 4: Napa’s Mountains

September 11: Coastal California

September 18: SoCal Wines

September 25: California’s Bubbles

Published in: on August 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

Celebrate Gold Rush Days with Ten22!

Get out your cowboy boots and gold mining pans and celebrate Sacramento’s 13th annual Gold Rush Days!  This Labor Day weekend, August 31-September 3, people will gather on the streets of Old Sacramento, stepping back into the California Gold Rush era as Sacramento’s historic district is transformed into a scene straight out of the 1850s.

Festivities for the weekend include parades, live music, pony rides, craft demonstrations and of course great food.  Join Ten22 as Chef Jay mans the BBQ and cooks up a delicious BBQ lunch that includes brisket, ribs, corn bread and macaroni salad for only $16!  This lunch special is available Friday-Monday (August 31-September 3), 11:30 am-4:00 pm.

Coming to town early? Starting Thursday and running through Monday, (August 30 – September 3), Ten22 will offer the following unique and tasty specials:

BBQ oysters-with Tabasco butter ~ $2 each

Grilled Sausage- house made garlic sausage with creole mustard ~ $6 each

Crawfish Boil-Crab boil fish with red hot jus ~ $12

Gold Rush Days:

Friday 10 am-6 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am-7 pm
Monday 10 am-5 pm

Cost: FREE!

Ten22 will be open normal business hours.

Published in: on August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm  Leave a Comment