3 Day SF/Sonoma Whirlwind
We are going to SF and Sonoma in late October.
Th nite in Sf, and FR/Sat in Sonoma.
We have reservations TH at the Slanted Door.
I need help with Friday and Sat nights - I do not want to drive terribly far from the hotel in Sonoma (Renaissance Spa).
Any help is appreciated.
- Some threads I read and restaurants we are considering are:
The Girl and The Fig
Cafe La Haye
Instead of The Girl and the Fig, check out The Fig Cafe in Glen Ellen. Same owner, no reservations (can be a problem at peak times Fri/Sat), but NO corkage! Do your wine tasting, buy a bottle of something extravagent (or pick-up a top-shelf Cab at the Glen Ellen Village Market), and open it for free at The Fig Cafe. Some of the dishes are the same (fig salad), but the menu isn't quite as varied, and the atmosphere is definitely local.
We just had dinner at the Girl and the Fig on Saturday night. I would definitely eat there again. The dish that was spectacular was the heirloom tomato salad with smoked sea salt, goat cheese, mint and syrupy balsamic. Don't miss their cocktail list. Really imaginative and good. Loved the pork chop and frites too! I don't know about the other restaurants as we were only there for a night. The Renaisance is a little bit of a drive from the main square.