Three ActiveRainers Know How to Escape a Rainy Day

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Real Estate Agent with GreatWest Realty DRE# 00827565

When I stepped out of my house at about 11:30 am today, it was pouring rain, with a lot of hail slurried in.  What a perfect day to have lunch at Biba’s in the midtown section of Sacramento.  Biba’s is known for her wonderfully authentic Italian dishes with the freshest of ingredients.  And the restaurant has received accolades by food aficionados of many respected places – Gourmet Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Restaurateur, to name a few.

Owner, Biba Caggiano, is the noted TV Chef Author and Teacher of Italian Cooking, who adds her special magic and delight to her dishes of Northern Italian decent. 


When I stepped out of my car, the clouds had parted, and patches of blue sky were revealing themselves.  I stepped inside Bibas, and soon after met up with fellow ActiveRainers, Elizabeth Weintraub and Cathy McAlister.

 

The pictures below illustrate our 2 hour experience together over a delightful lunch  Biba's is located at 2801 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento 95816.

 

Elizabeth Weintraub - Myrl Jeffcoat - Cathy McAlister
From Left to Right - Elizabeth Weintraub, Myrl Jeffcoat, Cathy McAlister

 

Cathy McAlister and Biba
Cathy McAlister and Biba Caggiano.  Biba whispered to Cathy to guard her dish with her life.  The dish pictured below was housemade fettucine with smoked salmon, chives, lemon zest, paprika and cream.  Apparently it was exceptionally good today!

 

Bibas Housemade Fettucine with Smoked Salmon

Biba's Housemade Fettucine with Smoked Salmon

 

Elizabeth and her Salad of Grilled Prawns
Elizabeth is pictured above, with her salad of grilled prawns, new potatoes, artichoke hearts, and peas.

 

Pan Roasted Sword Fish with Tomatoes
My dish was pan roasted sword fish with tomatoes, capers and peas.  Also included was grilled polenta to the side.

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Kwee Huset
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Myrl, the food looks delicious, the photographs looks great and the 3 ladies looks beautiful and wonderful.

April 12, 2012 08:05 PM
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Myrl,

If I had known, I could have been persuaded to fliy up to Sac for a meal at Biba's.  When we lived in Napa, we used to fly out of SAC airport one of the best airports in CA, and try to time departures and arrivals with a meal at Biba's.  She is a lovely lady, and I have a cookbook that she wrote with Leo Buscaglia autographed by both of them.  A

April 12, 2012 08:08 PM
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Toni Weidman
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What a wonderful Rainy day, Myrl and that swordfish looks absolutely to die for. Glad it turned out to be a sunshiney day.

April 13, 2012 09:04 AM
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Erika Rogers
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That looks like it was a fun day, even if it was raining outside!  The food looks delicious and the company engaging.  Thanks for sharing....

April 13, 2012 12:12 PM
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Joni Staples
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Looks like three bosom buddies to me!  I love to read stories about ActiveRainers getting together. It's just COOL! The food looks scrumptious!

April 13, 2012 08:12 PM
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