the girl & the fig – Sonoma, CA

girl and the fig

Seasonal Provencçal-inspired cuisine http://www.thegirlandthefig.com/html-sonoma/index.html 110 West Spain St. – SONOMA By the time we ate at the Girl & the Fig, we had eaten a ridiculous number of fantastic meals. By this point we were +8lbs and had every fresh local protein available from sardines to pork, twice. This place was just as good as the others, but the atmosphere was a tad lame and the tables were too tight. Sadly we sat next to … Continue reading

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

Wines & Wineries – Napa Valley & Sonoma

Twomey

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

El Dorado Kitchen – Sonoma, CA

El Dorado Kitchen

We were staying at the El Dorado Hotel and heard the chef was formerly of French Laundry, so we booked dinner our first night in town. It was a great start to our trip in wine country. The atmosphere is modern and elegant, yet relaxing. Of note, the bar at this hotel is worth a stop, even without a meal. There is an outdoor garden courtyard to enjoy your concoctions. My favorite… edk mojito fresh … Continue reading