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Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
This week we highlight our friends at Sienna New American Grill. Sienna is an amazing restaurant with a one-of-kind ambiance that’s perfect for any special occasion. We absolutely love celebrating there (and just going for some fab cocktails and food)! Take it away Mark and Karoline!
Sienna New American Grill
Tell us a little about your company? Sienna is a 9,500 sq ft upscale-casual eatery, bar and restaurant perfectly suited to host your next function. The cuisine is New American prepared from scratch by Executive Chef Jon Nelson & Executive Sous Chef Jarrod Hnzidil.
Our inviting space features four beautiful fireplaces, a Chef’s Table for 10 within the 3,600 sq ft kitchen, private dining with full audio and visual capabilities, a wood fired pizza oven, a large white marble bar top and the best outdoor dining in the region!
When did you establish your business? Sienna was founded by owners Mark & Karoline Platt and opened for business February, 2010.
What sets you apart from your competition? Sienna is a destination location with close proximity to the Sacramento area. Designed to look like a California Tuscan Villa (think stone, carpets and stunning grand patios),
Sienna will sweep you away with its wine country feel. With eight different private dining options to cater events up to 150 guests. The menu is innovative and delicious with simple elegance to lavish rare delicacies.
When you opened shop, what was your promise to your customers? We set out to create a special and unique dining experience, yet keep the affordable component. Sienna has many different facets and was designed to be a restaurant you could visit several times a month without breaking the budget, yet offer exceptional, fresh cuisine.
Do you Facebook? Yes, you can visit our page at Sienna Restaurant here.
Photos courtesy of Sienna New American Grill.
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Today’s bride takes much of the responsibility on herself when planning her dream day; choosing a groom, a ring, a dress, a photographer, attendants…and the list goes on. And although traditionally the groom’s responsibility, choosing a venue for the rehearsal dinner may require the bride’s planning and input as well.
Endless Web searches and flipping through thumbnail-sized photos in directories may not do rehearsal dinner locales justice, and an in-person evaluation is usually in order. A great way to visit a ton of possible venues and contribute to a good cause is to participate in the latest craze social dining, a local “Grub Crawl,” which is a walking tour of participating restaurants where you receive small plates, or tastes of specialty menu items, desserts, and wine or spirits. I recently attended “The Big Nosh” in Sacramento’s midtown, benefiting Jewish Family Services and several community partners. My husband and I visited 25 different Sacramento area eateries and munched on tasty fare for an entire afternoon. Crawls take you on a culinary tour of some of the best eateries in town, and normally last 3-5 hours.
For brides and grooms, the variation of casual to fine dining accommodates any rehearsal dinner budget, and you’re able to try a variety of different foods. The best thing about joining one of these tours is, of course, the food, but also being able to see numerous venues in one day. And brides, don’t fret about eating at every stop and still fitting into your wedding gown, all of the walking between locations balances out the calories…I hope! It’s also a great activity to do as a couple. So much of planning falls on the bride’s already-burdened shoulders, these Grub Crawls gives you as a couple the opportunity to spend a day together and share some wedding planning responsibilities. So, spend an afternoon with your love, eating and drinking, contribute to a worthy cause and mark some items off of your wedding planning checklist!
Blog post by Jenn Talley, Managing Editor