Galentine’s Day with Hock Farm

My blogger sister, Kachet and I have been dreaming up a local gathering with fellow bloggers in the Sacramento area for the past year.  The opportunity never presented itself until the idea of a Galentine’s Day came up over brunch and coffee one morning.  Last week we had the privilege of being hosted by Hock Farm, a local restaurant here in Sacramento for small bites and amazing drinks to sample for their Valentine’s day menu.  From start to finish, this experience was a BLAST!  It was one of those days, that I really just needed a girls night out! So much fun!

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This was my very first time visiting Hock Farm! I always love checking out new places to eat in Sacramento.  I feel like this city is a gold mine for good food!  Hock Farm did not disappoint.  I sampled a few of their desserts and drinks that will be on next week’s Valentine’s day menu! ALL of it was AMAZING! My favorite dessert, that you will see below was the sticky toffee pudding… I could have had 6 of those!! My favorite drink was the Old Fashioned Banana cocktail.  Doesn’t that just sound good!?! In between drinks and dessert I had their bacon mac and cheese as well as their garlic fries, because lets be honest… if you’re going to have a cheat meal, do it the right way!! LOL… SO GOOD!!!

Desserts:

Dark Chocolate Cremeux
Pistachio, blood orange, oreo cookie crumb

 

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Sticky Toffee Pudding
Pear, bourbon caramel, ginger ice cream

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The Bird & The Bee 

Griffo dry gin, creme de cacao, wildflower honey, fresh lemon – served up with a spiced strawberry-sugar rim

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An Old Fashioned Banana Cocktail
Roasted banana-infused Sonoma Brothers bourbon, raw sugar, chai-infused angostura bitters

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Meet My Galentines

Kachet: The Lipstick Giraffe  & Vanessa: Babe-Sicle

Haley: Colour Me Classic & Meaghan: Pebble and Pearl

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K: Occassionablyfashionable || Libier: Libier Reynolds

 

Marie: Enhergy || Katie: Thrift Your Heart Out  ||Melinda: Melinda Watts

I am really looking forward to taking Ben here in the very new future!! We are in the middle of a 40 day fast with our church, otherwise we would be there NEXT week!! I am already dreaming of our reservation in March!! For my local friends that have not yet decided on a place to take their special someone, I can tell you from my honest, personal experience that Hock Farm is a great choice! I didn’t mention this earlier in the post, but the service was impeccable and the vibe was so chill and relaxing!! The full Valentine’s Day menu can be found here.  If any of you local lovelies end up going, make sure you let me know what you think!! I will be sharing more on my outfit that night later on this week, because I had so much fun in this dress!!  Happy Monday to you all!! Thank you as always for stopping by the blog!

Much love,

All Photos By: Christina Best Photography

  • Comments ( 38 )

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    Cristina

    This place looks amazing! Also the photos are really, really nice quality.

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    sarah lindner

    This looks like it was so much fun and the food and drinks look delicious!
    xoxo
    Sarah Lindner
    http://www.thehouseofsequins.com

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    emily

    Oh my goodness what a fun time y’all had!

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    Anna

    Wow looks like a fun event! I belong to a local bloggers group too and it’s fun to connect.

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    Dawn Darnell

    Looked like it was a fabulous time. Amazing photos and the menu sounds delicious!!

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    Tiffani at Breton Bay

    This looks like such a FUN event!! Love that you gals could enjoy this fabulous restaurant together!! Whenever I’m in Sacramento I will definitely seek it out!!

    xoxo
    Tiffani
    http://www.tiffaniatbretonbay.com

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    Lee Anne Benjamin (@leeannebenjamin)

    This is so awesome! Looks like you had a wonderful time, and those cocktails look yummy!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    Christine

    This place looks amazing. Looks like you girls all had fun

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    Mary Powers

    How fun!!! I love blogger meet ups and these gals are all so gorgeous!! This restaurant sounds amazing! Wish I was in your area 🙂

    – Mary
    http://www.MissMaryPowers.com

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    Shelby Back

    These cocktails look delicious & you girls look amazing!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

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    Jessica Sheppard

    Omg, this looks like such a fun evening! So special to spend time with gals who have so much in common. Fabulous food and fun!

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    Tuyet

    What a beautiful group of ladies! I love your dress and shoes! kimballandkedzie.com

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    Lauren Sheriff

    You have the most glamorous friends and you always look like your having so much fun in all your pictures!!

    Lauren | https://www.basicbabelauren.com

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    Meghan

    Omg so many bloggers from Sac!! All you ladies look like you had a great time!!!

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    Natasha Stoneking

    that’s one FIERCE girl gang… LOVE IT

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    Alice

    This looks like an absolute blast! It’s so much fun to get together with the girls like this!

    xo,
    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

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    Ashley Zeal

    You ladies are all so gorgeous! Looks like you had the best time!!

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    Nicole Leffew

    You look beautiful Ruthie! And bacon Mac with garlic fries??? Yum!!!! Sounds like the perfect blogger date!

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    layersofchic

    this is just the cutest post! the brunch looks amazing and you all look like you had so much fun!
    http://www.layersofchic.com

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    xoxobellablog

    This looks awesome, Yall looked like you had such a wonderful time. everyone looks so pretty!

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    Barb

    What a fun looking outing with girlfriends! I wish there was something like this in the South Bay. You ladies all looked so chic!
    http://www.flashesofdelight.com

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    Claire Melzer

    Wish this place was closer to me, it looks amazing!! Love your pictures, they do a great job of capturing all of the food goodness.

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    Gennifer Rose

    What a beautiful group of ladies! Happy Galentine’s Day!

    Gennifer Rose | http://www.GenniferRose.com

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    Bev

    This looks so fun Ruthie. So jealous over here. You ladies looked amazing and not mention that food looks delicious.

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    valerie hansen

    Ruthie, your photos are top notch! Everything looks so professional and inviting! All you gals are gorgeous and I LOOOVE your dress!’
    Happy Galentines to you!

    Blessings my friend!
    xo
    Valerie

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    Melissa

    This brunch looked so beautiful!!! That is so nice of them to host all of you, that looks like so much fun!!

    -Melissa
    http://www.highlightsandhemlines.com

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    RunningInHeels/Kasey

    This gathering looks so fun! I love meeting other local bloggers! & Whatever thte chocolate thing was looks amazing

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    Raluca @ Playful Notes

    It looks like you had a lot of fun! That Dark Chocolate Cremeux looks delicious!

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    Jennifer L

    Wow now that’s a great way to celebrate Valentines. I’m loving the galentine love im seeing it’s just amazing and goes to show women and friendship power.

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    Brooke

    OMG looks like such a fun time! Love galentines day! xx

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    Lacey

    This is so fun! Having fun with your girls for Valentine’s is a must whether you are in a relationship or not!

    xx,

    Lacey
    http://www.theglittergospelblog.com

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    Hannah

    This is literally the cutest Galentines day I have ever seen. And the food looks delicious!

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    Dashing Darlin’

    OH how fun!! these are the cutest photos too.. Wish that I lived closer!!.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    Lexi Holzberg Kritzer

    This looks like such a blast and you’re totally inspiring me to throw a little local gathering!

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    Maggie

    What fun!!!

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    Amy M Loochtan

    This makes me want some blogger besties! so fun!
    XX, Amy | Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins

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    Debbie Savage

    This look so fun! I can only imagine all the stories and giggles! Wish I was there!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

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    Courtney Connolly

    So many beautiful ladies! It looks like you guys had such an incredible time.

    La Belle Sirene 

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