The Patriot, featuring American style cuisine, is the newest addition to the dinning destination, Milagro Centre in Carmichael. Other notable eateries at Milagro Centre are Mesa Mercado, Fish Face and River City, just to name a few. As you walk in there’s a big open feel and not only that they actually share the space with Fish Face which is located to the left of them. Patriot has a full pizza Kitchen along with their standard kitchen which allows them to accommodate for various menu items.
We recently visited The Patriot and met with Executive Chef Andrea Reiter to see some of the exciting food options they had to offer. Chef created some of their stable items for us to try. She prepared Steak Frites. Her take on it is a grilled Rib Eye, crisp frites with a salsa verde butter. The steak was perfectly cooked, a medium rare, tender and still pink in the middle, just how we like it. It was seasoned just right and the salsa verde butter complimented the dish.
Two of their most popular sandwiches are the Pastrami and the Hot Chicken. The Pastrami is comprised of house brined pastrami bacon, cabbage, pickled jalapeños, Russian dressing on a brioche bun. The Hot Chicken is a crispy chicken thigh brushed with their house hot sauce topped with a creamy slaw. Chef made sure to point out that all sauces are made in house. Another important point that Chef Andrea mentioned, is that The Patriot buys produce and meats from farms nationwide and globally not just locally to keep in mind the need of sustainability – that’s important to remember because there is a concern out there about repercussions of over harvesting local farms. She showed great pride in wanting to provide the very best quality in meats and produce for The Patriot and it really shows with the quality of food and taste.
The last item we tried was the Pear and Bacon pizza, roasted pears, smoked bacon, brie and creamy Alfred. Finished with saba, crisp herbs and smoked black pepper. This combination balance both sweet and salty all in one bite. Their full pizza kitchen can make pretty much any pie of your choosing. They also they have a rotating “Pizza of the mouth” which is created with the best of produce available.
Not only is their food fantastic, they have a full bar to create any libation you’re in the mood for, whether it’s your favorite cocktail or a cold craft beer from their rotating local beer menu.
Just past the bar, The Patriot features live entertainment accompanied with a lounge area on Wednesday through Saturday. The Milagro Center also has is large banquet room for anyone interest in hosting a private party with any of the restaurants in the center. The banquet room also has its own private kitchen and private patio.