What? You've never heard of The Kitchen? That's probably because they do little, if any, advertising. They don't have to; word of mouth has them booked weeks in advance. They have absolutely no outside signage, so one has no idea what's behind the simple building exterior. Trust me on this one, though, you can't judge this "book" by its cover. Although this restaurant will put a serious pinch on one's pocketbook, (with a half flight of wine shared between the two of us, our check was just over $400), and reservations are not something one can just get the day before, it's by far my favorite restaurant, if that's what one should call it, ever. It's really more of a food experience - kind of like eating art -- art that's prepared in front of you, and explained in great detail by master chefs. Ever wonder what it's like to eat at one of those fancy-schmanzy places shown on the Food Network, but without the snootiness? You'll need wonder no longer after spending an evening at the Kitchen. The extremely attentive staff goes out of their way to make each person feel special and "at home," despite the elegant environment and over-the-top fare. Why drive to the City to experience truly gourmet food? It's right here in Sacramento. I wish I could give this amazing place more than five stars; comparing it to any other restaurant is like comparing apples and diamonds. Yes, you'll pay for it, but you will NOT be disappointed.
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We received many quotes from caterers recommended to us by friends. We finally got a quote we liked, and we went to a tasting. We weren't that happy with the food, so we continued the search. We found Hannibal’s catering & events on line, and it looked too good to be true. They were very affordable and were also able to provide the rentals of all of our tables, linens, glassware and utensils. We scheduled an appointment but had to reschedule on the day of due to an emergency. Phil was totally flexible and was able to move our appointment to later that day. We met for at least an hour to discuss what we wanted our day to be like. They are very professional, detail-oriented, accommodating and friendly to work with. We went to a tasting a couple weeks later and were sold. The food was delicious! I was skeptical that the food could actually be that good on the actual day after having to mass produce it. We were indeed so happy and grateful to this caterer because the food served on our wedding day was indeed perfect yummy and beautifully presented. Everyone of our guest we talked to after our wedding raved about the food. Great caterer! Highly recommended!
I've been to a lot of big catered events like fundraisers, galas and most of all weddings. Most of these events are usually lacking in food quality and flavor. Buffets usually has long lines and takes forever to get your food. However, to my surprise, this is not the case with all caterers, especially when it comes to Hannibal's Catering & Events. I recently attended a wedding and they're a surprise. Their food is AMAZING in both quality, freshness and is so yummy and beautifully presented. Most of all there is no waiting to get our food though it about 250 of us. To be honest, I've not like anything that they served on the buffet that night. The chicken skewers , the mini beef wellingtons and the Prime ribs were just so perfect delicious. The chocolate fondue with the strawberries and dark chocolate were scrumptious! The three servers at the wedding were very friendly, helpful and busy serving all of us. Great food and outstanding service is what I can only said of Hannibal's catering and Events.
Hannibal’s catering & Events was so reasonably priced and you get so much in your package. Everything is laid out in front of you so there are no surprises. It took so much stress away from our planning because all their staffs were very professional and friendly. The attention to detail and amount of support that Phil and his staff give is well beyond any other catering company we have ever used. This is indeed a top notch company and yet they make you feel like part of the family. On the many occasions we used them as our caterer and the latest in August 2012 for our daughter’s wedding, we are well pleased with their excellent service and exquisite food styling. And each time we received so many comments from our guests of how delicious the food was. With their varieties of menu it gives us so many choices and made everything so much easier. Will used Hannibal’s catering and Events for our Christmas party again. Highly recommend to ANYONE!!!!
Hannibal’s catering & events made us so happy and proud to be able to give our guests such a grand wedding reception filled with delicious and beautifully presented food. Is our first time using them, having found their website online and was amazed by their varieties of wedding packages so we decided to call them. Their staffs were so friendly, helping and guiding us in deciding the choices of food. During the tasting when we find we needed some changes with the food they happily adjusted every thing to our taste. On our wedding Day, all the dishes were all served so perfect good from the comments we got from our guests. We are indeed very thankful to all staffs of Hannibal’s catering & events and will recommend all our friends to use this caterer as we find all their staff, even their servers very professional.
The food from Hannibal’s catering & Events was so delicious - everyone really enjoyed the food. Between the time of our initial tasting and the wedding I changed my mind a lot about what I wanted and spent a lot of time find out how much something would cost, and Hannibal’s staff was wonderful, always answering my questions and being very responsive. The setup at the wedding was beautiful - my mom really appreciated that our buffet was served so beautifully. Also, the seated salad first course was a hit with the guests. On the wedding day, everything was so organized and everyone happy. All their staff were so attentive to every details during the reception - it was nice that I could just enjoy myself and not worry about anything. I would highly recommend Hannibal’s Catering & events to anyone getting married.
Hannibal's Catering did a terrific job catering for my mum"s birthday party! I loved how they elegantly presented their food and cooked everything perfectly. Normally, I assume the chicken is always bad when its catered to you, but in this case, it was my favorite dish! The servers were polite, and very respectful to all of my guests.The food was amazing and the service was very good NO COMPLAINTS AT ALL! We got many compliments on our food. We couldn't been happier that we chose Hannibal's Catering for this happy occasion of my family. My mum too was well pleased with Hannibal's catering and events service and food and praised me for hiring such an excellent caterer. Thanks to all staff of Hannibals and we have already book them for our thanksgiving and christmas party.
PHENOMENAL!!! We could not have been happier and worth every single penny!! Our event coordinator, was absolutely perfect at keeping us on task while at the same time making us feel at ease and comfortable. She was so meticulous in all of her communications and work. We never felt lost, unsure or confused at any point during the coordinating process. On the day of our wedding anniversary's reception, she could not have been more attentive making sure everything was totally taken care. The food freshness, flavors, textures, presentation was beyond anything most of my guests had ever tasted! The price was very reasonable and especially for the quality of service and food!! Many of our guests loved their food so much that they already booked Hannibal’s for their parties
My company always use Hannibal's catering and events for our office functions. Be it big or small I found them delivered on time and food always fresh and yummy. All our company staffs like their lunch box, sandwiches and salad, cookies or brownies are all so awesome. Recently I used them for my family reunion dinner and they too did a marvellous job, not only was their food delicious, it was so beautifully presented.My guests raved about the quality and quantity of what they were served.What a wonderful pleasure it was to have Hannibals as our caterer! Phil and his staff were so marvelous and really, truly professional.I am more than impressed with their menu, set up and style" There was nothing more I could have asked for. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!
"I wanted to thank you and your entire staff for the wonderful job you've always performed while handling my company's catering needs! Basically, the motto around here is 'If Hannibal's is handling the catering, you know it's being handled correctly and in a most professional manner.' Phil, your group is awesome. I look forward to a very long and prosperous business relationship in the future."