Sensational soirée happening at Sequoia
On Thursday, March 22, Nello Olivo Wines and Nello and Danica Olivo will host “Sequoia By The Night,” an evening at Sequoia, 643 Bee St. in Placerville.
Sequoia will open its Victorian-era dining room to the public. Since Sequoia’s change of ownership and new focus on the wedding and banquet business, many have missed Sequoia’s day-to-day operation as a public restaurant.
“We hear from so many patrons and friends of Sequoia who are disappointed that the restaurant is now closed. But all the amenities of this beautiful house are still here. David Bagley remains as executive chef and general manager. We thought it would be enjoyable to sponsor an evening to bring back that experience of having a wonderful dinner with friends or a loved one in that warm Sequoia atmosphere everyone remembers,” said former owner Nello Olivo — who maintains ownership of the Bee-Bennett House.
As the kitchen no longer maintains the variety of ingredients needed to support Sequoia’s former menu, Bagley has prepared a four-course fixed price dinner representing the fine cuisine Sequoia has been known for — gourmet dishes made from quality fresh ingredients and plated with visual finesse.
Dinner begins with a smoked chicken on wasabi slaw appetizer followed by a soup course of artichoke bisque. The entrée is tenderloin stuffed chicken (or a vegetarian choice) and chocolate air on sweet crisp tops the evening as dessert.
Since Nello and Danica Olivo are sponsoring Sequoia By The Night, outstanding Sequoia gift cards — no longer accepted by the new ownership — will be valid for this event.
Nello will also cover corkage fees for his wines with receipts dated the same day.
Nello Olivo Wines can be purchased in the tasting room located in Sequoia’s cellar at 643 Bee St. in Placerville. The tasting room is open from 3 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends. It is closed Mondays.
Seating for Sequoia By The Night is limited by space available in the dining area. The soirée starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $39 per person, tax and gratuity included.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling 530-622-5222. See SequoiaPlacerville.com or NelloOlivo.com for details.