Along with a love of overly complex machinations and a pencil-thin mustache, a dinner of champagne and caviar is the definitive hallmark of supervillainous gentlemen. Plot your revenge on the Moët of the world with today's Groupon. For $35, you get $75 of imperially influenced fine American dining and drinks at Cafe' Americain, Sacramento's only champagne and caviar house.
The menus at Cafe' Americain feature Nouveau Californian dishes with the influences of Imperial Russian cuisine, blending classic ingredients with organic and raw food trends to send your taste buds on an intercontinental journey of delicious proportions. Couple the sustainably harvested Sterling caviar featured on the Cafe' Americain's caviar menu with an order of scallop and pearls (pan-seared scallop with royal black caviar, $15), the caviar sampler (Sterling classic, Royal, and Imperial caviar, $22), or the Tsarina (10 grams of Royal Sterling caviar, blini, and crème fraiche with chives and a slice of smoked sturgeon, $55).
To continue a meal in Imperial Russian style, order an appetizer such as the organic raw-food flat breads (made with pine-nut paste and sun-dried tomatoes, $15) or the sturgeon kabob ($10) before decreeing it mealtime with an order of vegan-friendly, raw vegetable lasagna made from house-made pasta with walnuts, zucchini, and vegan cheese ($15); Sterling sturgeon steaks seared with cardamom, cinnamon, and berbere spices, served with wild mushrooms in a garlic-shallot sauce ($35); or coconut prawns with seasonal vegetables and organic basmati rice ($18). A visit to a champagne and caviar house would be incomplete without at least a taste of bubbly, so ask your server for the current selection (starting at $30 for the bottle), or just order the day's sparkling variety by the glass ($5+).
Although fine dining has never been scientifically proven to improve the quality of life of those who enjoy it, Mel Brooks still insists that "it's good to be the Tsar." Experience the best of imperiousness as you eat the revolutionary tastes surrounded by antique European décor—chandeliers above oil paintings, ornately carved wooden chairs, and a wistful peasant woman that stares into space contemplatively.
- How can you go wrong with caviar and champagne? We had a great time. The champagne was expertly served and presented. Delicious food and nice atmosphere. – OpenTable user who dined on 03/11/2010
- I really enjoyed the place and the food was excellent, the BEST sturgeon kabob ever… – OpenTable user who dined on 03/05/2010
- Delicious organic eastern european meals! Great seafood entrees, sturgeon was very tasty and full of flavor. First experience trying raw food dessert and very pleasant to the taste and quite filling. – OpenTable user who dined on 02/18/2010
1023 Front St.
Sacramento, California 95814Get Directions