Description and review of lunch and music on the lawn at the Freeport Wine Country Inn & Bistro.
Friends invited me to go with them on a recent Sunday afternoon to the Freeport Wine Country Inn & Bistro. The plan was to have lunch and listen to some music. The Templeton’s, a jazz band, were playing there that afternoon.
I had not previously visited the Freeport Wine Country Inn & Bistro, so I looked forward to checking it out. Last year I had joined the same friends to hear The Templeton’s at the Old Sugar Mill.
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Freeport Wine Country Inn & Bistro
The Freeport Wine Country Inn is located just a few minutes from my friends’ home in the Greenhaven/Pocket neighborhood of Sacramento. When we arrived, we turned into the driveway and made our way to the back of the Inn to park.
The stage and an outdoor dining area is located on the lawn facing Freeport Blvd. near the entrance to the bar. An assortment of tables and chairs were ranged beneath a large white canopy. Additionally, there was additional seating to the right of the stage where some, but not all, of the tables were shaded by umbrellas.
Suggestion: Make a reservation in advance if you want to reserve a table in the shade on a hot summer day.
We met up with other friends who had made a reservation, so we were all seated comfortably in the shade that afternoon. It was a beautiful day, with a light breeze. I had taken a hat, but was glad not to need it.
The next stop was the inside bar area to order a beverage and lunch. Place your order and pay inside. I was using a credit card, and was told that they would keep a tab open – and to return when I was ready to close it out.
I ordered a glass of Chardonnay (Bump City/$11) to go with my meal, the Salmon BLT (grilled salmon, garlic pesto aioli, bacon, lettuce, tomato served on a croissant) ($17).
My friends ordered the Smoked Ribs (served with potato salad) ($19) and the Smoked Salmon Beet Salad (roasted golden and red beets on spring mix, topped with feta and pepitas and served with balsamic dressing) ($17).
We were enjoying the music and the beautiful afternoon, but were glad when our lunch was delivered to the table – we were hungry.
The Smoked Ribs were said to be both tasty and very tender, and the Smoked Salmon Beet Salad received high marks.
My Salmon BLT included a generous portion of salmon that was perfectly cooked, and the aioli was flavorful. A mixed green salad with balsamic dressing on the side accompanied the dish. The croissant did not hold up as well as I would have hoped, however, so I made good use of my napkin.
To Sum Up
To sum up, it was a delightful way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon. I look forward to returning to the Freeport Wine Country Inn again – perhaps later this summer.
See related blog post: Freeport Bar & Grill
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Freeport Wine Country Inn Snapshot:
- 8201 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95832
- (916) 665-9500
- Bistro: American home-style, seasonal menu
- Bar: Beer & Wine
- Parking Lot (in rear)
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