Farm-Fresh Room Service

HP-Food-ItemWhat’s even better than mints on your pillow or a room with a view? Sacramento hotel guests are being treated to a fresh surprise when ordering room service. Beyond the traditional fare, area hotels are offering fresh options sourced from local ingredients. This farm-to-fork twist on in-room dining provides busy travelers with a taste of the region, even if their schedules won’t allow them to explore area restaurants. Ranging from salads to entrees to beers and wines, guests can easily sample the local culinary scene without leaving their room.

“In addition to the comfort food many visitors expect when choosing a room-service option, guests can also order from our full farm-to-fork restaurant menu,” said Executive Chef Oliver Ridgeway from Grange Restaurant at the Citizen Hotel. “Even a business traveler’s perspective on Sacramento isn’t complete without the chance to sample the region’s cuisine, so it’s essential that we offer seasonal, fresh, in-room items made from local ingredients. We want them to enjoy a full experience.”

Both boutique and larger hotel chains are adding farm-to-fork options to their room service menus, providing more opportunities for guests to place a farm-to-fork order. Visitors to the Sheraton Grand Sacramento will find a room service menu full of choices that are locally sourced. When sleeping onboard the historic Delta King in Old Sacramento, guests can order meals for in-room delivery from the onsite Pilothouse and Delta Bar and Grill, both of which fill their menus with seasonal produce from the area. Those in town for business near the region’s bustling fairgrounds will also find fresh options at the Marriott Courtyard Cal Expo on a new, five-item menu that will exclusively feature farm-to-fork items.

“It takes visitors by surprise when they learn that their room-service hamburger or soup was made with local ingredients,” said Scott VandenBerg, general manager of the Hyatt Regency Sacramento. “For us, it was only natural that our in-room dining options are focused on farm-to-fork, because that’s the way we approach the cuisine for the entire hotel. So no matter where you enjoy your meal here, you’re eating fresh, locally sourced food.”

Visiting? Check with your hotel’s concierge to learn more about in-room dining options. And if you’re a local? A farm-to-fork staycation might just be what the rancher…er…doctor ordered.