Needless to say, the past few days I’ve been feverishly been scrounging through the Sonoma County Restaurant Week list deciding which Restaurants I’ll be stopping into.
This tradition, for me, started nearly 3 years ago, 6 months after I moved to Sonoma County. It was a GREAT way for me to get to know the area restaurants and their offerings. AND also a great way for locals and those visiting to get out to really see the amazing offerings from Sonoma County restaurants.
The Sonoma County Restaurant Week is now in its 7th Year, and the Restaurants are getting more thoughtful in their offerings. Its a great time to GET out to that Restaurant you’ve been wanting to visit (to see if you like it at a reasonable price!) Lunch offerings begin at 10 and 15 dollars. Dinner offerings come in at 19, 29, or 39 Dollars. Not only that BUT over 17 Cities within the county are participating!Yes, Sonoma County is larger than the state of Rhode Island.
Whether you want to enjoy a meal while sipping wine viewing the beautiful Sonoma Coast, or taking in a meal after a day of Wine Tasting, or heading to one of your favorite local spots during the week, there really is something for everyone in this county.
A few of the local’s favorites include:
Barndiva: Healdsburg 39 Dinner Menu:
GAMBAS FRAÎCHES au SAUCE RAIFORT chilled prawns, horseradish & lemon cocktail sauce, arugula salad, shallot vinaigrette
GATEAU au CHOCOLAT chocolate layer cake, ice cream
Chicken and waffles baby! #backyard #sonomacounty #brunch #sundayfunday A photo posted by Jamie Gall (@jamiegall1930) on
Backyard is a seasonal, sustainable restaurant nestled in the small town of Forestville, California. We draw our inspiration from Sonoma County, with all of its amazing bounties; orchards, farms, ranchers, foragers and fisherman. We are proud members of Sonoma County Farm Trails, Slow Food Russian River & we have received Bib Gourmand by Michelin Guide, three years in a row.
Finding ourselves in the agricultural and viticultural mecca of Sonoma County, with the best ingredients and wine in the world, we focus on a menu that is “wine friendly” and uncomplicated. We are committed to the philosophy of finding ingredients as close to the restaurant as possible, harvested at peak ripeness, and doing as little as possible to alter their natural perfection. Zazu cuisine is Americana and rustic northern Italian inspired.
These potato nachos were da bomb! At Pub Republic #petaluma A photo posted by Jamie Gall (@jamiegall1930) on
Oh, and PS: The Beer-Misu at Bear Republic Brewing Company: Da Bomb
A photo posted by Jamie Gall (@jamiegall1930) on