The Kings hosted a bevy of food bloggers Friday night at the Experience Center in downtown Sacramento, just a few short blocks away from Golden 1 Center. Kings president Chris Granger and Chef Michael Tuohy were on hand to greet guests and share in the tasting experience.
Chef Tuohy spoke about the food program and the fact that 90 percent of everything served at the new downtown arena will come from within 150 miles of Sacramento. As of now, Golden 1 Center is the only arena in the country that will acquire the majority of its food from within that short of a distance.
“We’re the only place in the country where the best of the best is [in the area] and you’re going to see a lot of that at Golden 1 Center,” said Chef Tuohy. “We have put together an amazing supply chain of not only producers but also distributors to get the product into the building for us. We have a team of great chefs and passionate hospitality people that are going to serve the fans and guests at Golden 1 Center.”
The Kings new arena is just two months away from opening, so future tasting events will most likely be held in the arena itself.
“The next tasting event we do we’ll probably do in the kitchen itself of Golden 1 Center,” said Granger. “We’re right on the doorstep of opening and it’s a lot of fun.”
Many of the local partners that are a part of the food program were present at the event including: LowBrau, Mikuni, Star Ginger, Petra and Paragary’s.
Not only will there be a wide array of food options, but a wide selection of craft beers as well. Golden 1 Center will feature over 50 craft beers from 53 different breweries within 30 miles of Sacramento.
“People were able to get a nice diversity of the types of food that we will have at Golden 1 Center, as well as a nice diversity of craft brews,” added the Kings president of the tasting event. “People are having a great time.”