Sacramento – Biba’s Restaurant

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Biba Caggiano is the proprietress and head chef of Biba Restaurant in Sacramento, California. Although Sacramento never had much of a culinary reputation, that’s changing. Biba Restaurant is exquisitely good. She’s written seven cookbooks and starred in her own TV show on the Discovery Channel. She’s even won a James Beard award.

It is well deserved. I ate there for lunch one day this week. The restaurant was half empty at 12:30 (where the heck was everybody? the food is excellent!). I had the special – halibut and scallops with fresh diced tomatoes poached in parchment. It was delicious and so was their basic green salad, one of the best basic greens salads I have ever eaten anywhere.

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The details:
Biba Restaurant
2801 Capitol Avenue
on the corner of 28th and Capitol
(916) 455-2422

If you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of unicycler guy.

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