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StewartsDinDin Jul 4, 2006 05:18 AM

GoingOutAgain and I had dinner at Harvest Moon Cafe, 487 West First Street, Sonoma. The restaurant appeared to be busier than expected so was struggling to keep up with customers. We needed to be aggressive to get our table, which was reserved. But the wait staff was polite and attentive nonetheless.
We had warm asparagus soup which was light and fresh. Server brought the spoon after serving, but it was still hot.
I don't like beets, but the beet, avocado & mandarin orange salad almost made me reconsider: It wasn't complete without the beets.
The seared tuna had a peppery taste different from the romescu sauce, which itself added substance; it was really tasty, not just the usual raw tuna that's become a signature for California restaurants.
The pork loin came with a really good sauce with capers, which added a new dimension I hadn't experienced on pork before.
The blueberry & peach cobbler was -- to die for.
The restaurant was busy, as though it was the first night it had really experienced unexpected demand, perhaps not unexpected for the night before Independence Day. We never connected with server who seemed to be waiting too many tables and apologized for "the delay" at least three times. But he was nice and had personality the few times we interacted.
All in all, my partner's reaction was appropriate: Best meal she had in Sonoma over a period of years.

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  1. rworange RE: StewartsDinDin Jul 4, 2006 05:34 AM

    Thanks so much for the report. It sounds like based on your report and the reponse to this link, that Sonoma may have another winner.

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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