Other Notable Restaurants – Sonoma, Napa Valley, San Francisco

Mariott San Francisco

OTHER GOOD RESTAURANTS and Why… Willi’s Wine Bar, Santa Rosa Foie Gras “Poppers”, Rhubarb-Ginger Chutney & Vanilla Bean Glaze 15 http://www.starkrestaurants.com/willis_winebar.html Level III Bar, JW Marriott, San Francisco Atmosphere for a Drink http://www.levelthreesf.com/ La Salette, Sonoma Portugese, delicious http://www.lasalette-restaurant.com/ Zin, Healdsburg FRESH burgers, better than any of the hot spots in NYC http://www.zinrestaurant.com/ … Continue reading

Bottega – Napa, CA

Bottega Napa

I would highly recommend Michael Chiarello’s new restaurant in Napa. The atmosphere is all about ‘having fun’, I think a gimmick they are pushing to compete with French Laundry and Bouchon across the street. It worked for us! We felt the food was delicious and reasonably priced. We had apps, a bottle of wine and even ended with limoncello for far less than we ever would in NYC. Standouts: House cured Prosciutto served with parmesan … Continue reading

Wines & Wineries – Napa Valley & Sonoma


We hit too many spots to mention, but these are worth mentioning, for whatever reason! We favor Pinot Noir, so we focused on the ‘appellations’ of CA best suited to the grape: STANDOUT WINES and why… Dutton-Goldfield   Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and Chardonnay the tasting room is hideous http://www.duttongoldfield.com/ Twomey   Napa & Russian River Valley Pinot Noir http://www.twomeycellars.com/ STANDOUT WINERIES and Why… Lynmar Russian River Valley they had an OK rose, didn’t … Continue reading