Sacramento Business Journal
By Sonya Sorich
The Milagro Centre, a new food hub that’s gradually opening in Carmichael, will unveil its event center to the public this week.
A performance kitchen for chef demonstrations is among the main features in the 8,500-square-foot center. The space includes multiple screens for audience members to watch chefs in action.
Milagro’s event center seats 345 people.
The center has already hosted some private events. Thursday marks the start of its public events centered on chef demonstrations, with a family-style Italian dinner by chef Allyson Harvie. Tickets are available online for $55.
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Harvie is the executive chef of The Patriot, which local restaurateur Chris Jarosz plans to open in Milagro in July. Jarosz is also a partner in Milagro’s event center, a multimillion-dollar project he’s opening with Jenn Crabbé, a local self-described serial entrepreneur. “We’re just excited about the ability to bring different chefs through,” Jarosz said.
The event center seats 345 people and the space can be arranged for parties of different sizes.
It will mark the second major opening at the two-building Milagro Centre at 6241 Fair Oaks Blvd. Last month, River City Brewing Co. was the first restaurant tenant to open at Milagro. The brewery is located in a building that’s separate from the event center. Milagro’s two buildings collectively cover 40,000 square feet.
Other food-and-drink businesses are in the works. Previously announced tenants include Mesa Mercado, Hunt and Gather, Ghiotto Gelato, Insight Coffee Roasters and Fish Face Poke Bar. The center has attracted interest from well-known Sacramento restaurateurs who say Milagro’s emphasis on farm-to-fork cuisine is filling a culinary void in Carmichael.
In 2013, officials broke ground on Milagro, which is on Fair Oaks Boulevard between El Camino and Marconi avenues. The project is the vision of Allan Davis and his late wife, Nancy Emerson-Davis, who died last year. Emerson-Davis was the daughter of the late Sacramento developer Joe Benvenuti.
“This was her vision — to bring something like this to Sacramento,” Jarosz said.