County wine country,
there is no reason for one to go hungry. Just bring money.
Sonoma is a dining paradise, and that’s
because it’s a diverse agricultural region. While its vast stretches of
vineyards are world-famous, lesser known are its array of small farmers that
supply local restaurateurs with a bounty of fresh and often organic offerings.
Sonoma also is home to
numerous artisan cheese makers and ranchers who can supply fresh meats.
lamb, salmon from
duck can be found on many menus, while desserts might be built around succulent
not unusual to see local chefs perusing the bins at the numerous farmers’ markets
during the early morning hours, seeking to beat the crowds to the freshest and finest products. Many a restaurant “special’
has been motivated by those just-after-dawn shopping strolls.
So, where can one
experience the bounty of the county? Here’s a list of some of our favorite
dining destinations, segregated by town:
Cyrus, Dry Creek Kitchen, Zin, Ravenous, Manzanita, Ralph’s Bistro and Willi’s
Seafood & Raw Bar.
Forestville – Farmhouse Inn.
Sonoma – Deuce, The Girl
& the Fig, The General’s Daughter, Carneros Bistro and La Sallette.
– Santa Rosa – Zazu, Syrah
and Willi’s Wine Bar.
For directions to
any of these restaurants, just ask a local.