Healthy Restaurants in Napa Valley and Sonoma?
We're headed to the Napa Valley and Sonoma for over a week and in addition to a gluttonous dinner at The French Laundry, we are hoping to find some places that are still local and organic but without the heaviness of some of the better known restaurants in the area. In other words, we don't want to gain 15 pounds in a week on vacation this time.
Can anyone help?
I really like Shiso in the town of Sonoma, primarily for sushi but I like the cooked dishes, too. In Healdsburg I've had sushi at Sake'O, although it's been a while. And it doesn't get a lot of support on this board, but I think the sushi at Go Fish in St. Helena is good. There is also a new Hog Island Oyster Bar in the Oxbow Market in the city of Napa.
522 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
505 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, CA 95448
641 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
Hog Island Oyster Co
610 1st St, Napa, CA
All the restos offer healthy options. Order those, and please consult with your server. Lots of locals and tourists share your goal of healthfulness, so to characterize the food of the "better known restaurants" as being "heavy" is misinformed. Certainly there are both healthful and "heavy" items on every menu to cater to a wide variety of diners. Moreover, what makes TFL "gluttonous" is not necessarily the food but the *quantity* of food, i.e. 14 courses.
But yes, Ubuntu.