Old Sacramento’s Firehouse hires new pastry chef



The Firehouse restaurant has a new pastry chef. Nichol Santisteven was most recently a pastry sous chef at the acclaimed Citizen Cake in San Francisco, which closed in December after 14 years in the SoMa district. Prior to that, Santisteven worked in Sacramento at venues like Lucca, McCormick & Schmick’s and Ella. 

A graduate of UC Davis and Le Cordon Bleu, Santisteven started at The Firehouse on March 4, just in time to create some unique desserts for the Easter brunch menu (a “Chocolate Easter Egg” dessert, comprised of white chocolate mousse with a passion fruit “yolk”) and the upcoming Mother’s Day brunch menu, which will include a Black Forest cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust and a “cherry kirsch gastrique,” which is an elegant way of saying a cherry rum sauce, we believe.