One of the best ways to unwind from the daily grind of the work week is to have a recurring date night planned out. Coming up with fresh ideas for fun things to do as a couple or with a group of friends can sometimes be difficult, but Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento is here to help. If you live near Hard Rock at Fire Mountain or are just visiting the area, make sure to add our Wine Master Dinner classes to your calendar. Learn more about upcoming Wine Master Dinner dates, what to expect, the basics of pairing, and how this is going to be your favorite night out in Sacramento.
Food and Wine Pairing Basics
Let’s start with the basics. When it comes to pairing your favorite wines to your favorite foods, there is a bit of science that goes into it. To get the true flavors out of any food or glass of wine, there are six basic flavor profiles to remember and experiment with.
And when it comes to the common pairing techniques, keeping these basic flavors in mind along with the following combinations will help when it comes to creating the ultimate meal.
- Acid + Acid
- Sweet + Salty
- Bitter + Fat
- Acid + Fat
- Alcohol + Fat
- Bitter + Bitter = NO
When flavor matching your food and wine, it’s important to remember which flavors compliment each other the best. Once you get the flavor matching down to your own science, then you will understand how you can make an already great meal 10x better, accompanied by the right glass of wine. The world of wine can be somewhat intimidating, but keeping these common practices in mind and going with your gut will result in a wonderful meal every time.
Now let’s put our knowledge to the test and enjoy a wine and dinner pairing meal at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento. From your favorite glass of red to your guilty plate of sweets, Fire Mountain has crafted the perfect menu for your next night out on the town.
Wine Masters at Hard Rock Sacramento
Hard Rock at Fire Mountain is now proudly presenting the brand new Wine Masters Dinner Series at the on-property, upscale dining venue, Council Oaks Steaks & Seafood. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey when you pair some of the best food in Sacramento with some of California’s finest wine selection. The Wine Masters Dinner Series will be featuring a new California winemaker every month to showcase some of their favorite selections accompanied by a culinary delight by our chefs at Council Oaks Steak & Seafood. Be sure to reserve your spot as space is limited for the series every month. Show up early and enjoy appetizers, a behind the scenes look at the Council Oak kitchen and butcher shop, and a chance to win the grand prize at the end of the session!
Wine Masters Dinner Series Schedule
Fill your calendar each month with a date night to remember or a night with your closest friends at Hard Rock Sacramento. Council Oaks at Fire Mountain has what you’re looking for when it comes to fine wine, good food, and a fun time.
For our March Wine Masters Dinner Series on Thursday, March 19, 2020, we will be partnering with Sequoia Grove Winery from Rutherford, Napa Valley and will be pairing their wines with four custom courses from the mind of Chef Gary Jones. Enjoy our well crafted dinner menu along with the best white and red wines, making each and every flavor throughout the evening stand out. Doors open at 6:15pm for the hors d’oeuvres reception, with dinner following from 7pm-9pm. Buy your tickets today and join us for a VIP experience.
After Dinner (and Wine) Activities
After you’ve enjoyed the ultimate dinner and wine pairing feast, it’s time to enhance this date night or group gathering with some Sacramento fun. When it comes to a week night out, we’ve gotten into the habit of going to dinner and then not leaving any room for more fun to end the night. Don’t get us wrong, dinner is the ultimate activity. But any and all nights out in Sacramento can be enhanced. When it comes to fun in Sacramento, there is no limit. From concerts to stargazing, there are plenty of activities to fill up your night. Here are some of our recommendations when it comes to post Wine Master Dinner activities:
Rock Out at a Concert
At the Hard Rock, we know what we’re talking about when it comes to music and entertainment, and Fire Mountain is no different. No matter if you’re looking for country or rock and everything in between, Hard Rock Sacramento has it all. With most concerts happening at 10pm, this is the perfect activity to embark on after you’ve completed a wine and dinner pairing at Council Oaks Steak & Seafood. Enjoy a night of dancing and music with your significant other or group of friends at some of our most anticipated, upcoming events.
Cheer on the Sacramento Kings
Support your city and make your way to the Golden 1 Center to route for the Sacramento Kings. This Sacramento activity is filled with team spirit, high fives, and cheering of all kinds. What better way to bring you and your loved one closer together than with an exciting sporting event date. Keep a lookout for the cameras, you might even make it on the kiss cam! If you’re looking to turn this post dinner activity into a group event, pick a game where your group is routing for both teams, offering a healthy game of rivalry between your friend group.
Since most of the Kings games start at the same time as the Wine Dinner Series at Hard Rock, turn your night out into a two parter. Dinner and drinks one night, and the Sacramento Kings the next!
Tee Up at Topgolf
What better way to enhance date night or a friends’ night out than with some friendly competition. Enjoy a modern game of golf together at Topgolf in Roseville, just 30 minutes for Hard Rock Sacramento. With a game available for all skill levels, you are sure to have a great time swinging, laughing, and competing against each other. Experience beautiful views, post dinner drinks, and a new and exciting way to enjoy a round of golf.
Enjoy a Laugh Together
The Sacramento Comedy Spot is more than just a comedy club. Make your way to Sacramento’s first comedy theater that features laughs of all kinds. Whether you’re looking for an improv show or some stand up, this is the spot for you. Bring the whole gang out for side splitting laughs and entertainment, and end your night out in Sacramento with a smile.
Any night out in Sacramento is what you make of it. Enjoy dinner, drinks, and fun as a couple or with your closest friends. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento is here to be the ultimate host for any night out on the town. Be on the lookout for the Wine Masters Dinner Series and make 2020 your year for new experiences together.