Category Archives: Restaurants

Wine Road Barrel Tasting – A taste of the future of the North Coast

The first two weekends in March witnessed the 35th Annual Barrel Tasting  Wine Road – Northern Sonoma County take place in the sun-splashed hills and valleys of the three Wine Road American Viticulture Areas (AVAs – Alexander Valley, Russian River … Continue reading

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Fine dining on comfort food – John Ash & Co.

Sonoma County has a plethora of dining venues.  Some are elegant, some are down home and others meets neither objective.  To enjoy high quality fresh comfort food in the Sonoma wine country John Ash & Co. located at Vintners Inn (by Ferrari-Carano … Continue reading

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Santé at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa

Even on a Tuesday night the Michelin Star shines brightly at Santé, the highly acclaimed restaurant at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in Boyes Hot Springs, Sonoma County.  In summary, this fine dining experience combines wine country casual and … Continue reading

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The Grill at Meadowood – At the Resort in St. Helena

The Restaurant at Meadowood Resort and Spa is world-famous but, alas, it is undergoing a much awaited renovations that will run from 1 January until 11 March 2012.   If you are anxious to experience the evocative creations of Chef Christopher Kostow you … Continue reading

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Magic at Groto de Corgnan – Valpolicella

The Groto de Corgnan was briefly mentioned in a recent blog titled Lombardia to Veneto and Verona.  In that blog a promise was made to return to the subject of the Groto and its proprietors Giorgio and Martina Soave, the magician and his … Continue reading

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Old Roma Station – Wine + Music + Wood Fired Pizza!

Sonoma Wine Country on a Sunday afternoon…wine, live music and wood fired pizza…can that be beat??  Not likely on a fine autumn day with a scattering of clouds and temperatures in the high 70’s! This time the venue was Old … Continue reading

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Lombardia to Veneto and Verona

If you’re keeping track, we just left Lago di Como and are enroute to vicinity Verona in the Veneto.  We knew that Bergamo was on our route and we planned to stop there for an early afternoon snack before continuing … Continue reading

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