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Birthday dinner in Sonoma, in a vineyard, farm-to-table, for a foodie?

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devonf Oct 24, 2010 12:28 AM

I have a friend whose birthday is coming up, and she's a real foodie. She loves Sonoma....I just really envisioned some sort of outdoor dinner for her amongst the vines....rain permitting. I have seen so many of these farm-to-table dinners happen lately....organic ingredients, or at least raised locally.

Anyone have any great experiences? Where can I find out about something like this? Maybe there's a new pop-up restaurant?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: devonf Oct 24, 2010 11:16 AM

    Dicey planning an outdoor meal this time of year.

    Vinyards Inn is surrounded by vineyards, though I don't you can see them from the dining room.

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    Vineyards Inn
    8445 Sonoma Hwy, Kenwood, CA 95452

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      Ruth Lafler RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 24, 2010 01:08 PM

      I think this is the best idea. I don't think you'll find any dinners outside in the vineyards in November -- not only is it potentially cold and wet, but it's dark by dinner time in November!

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      celeryroot RE: devonf Oct 24, 2010 12:47 PM

      Go to this site and click on the road map on left for area you are interested in
      http://www.wineroad.com/
      then click on a winery and go to events on the winery website . There are dozens and dozens of winery dinners all the time.
      Also some listed here
      http://www.healdsburg.org/events/
      just check month you are interested in
      Have a great celebration

      1. lexdevil RE: devonf Oct 24, 2010 02:48 PM

        Not out of doors at this time of year, but what about:

        October 28 & 29
        tendejon de la calle
        428 hudson st. winery, healdsburg
        dinner 6-8 pm, cash or check
        rsvp @ 707.623.5474

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7258...

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          devonf RE: devonf Oct 24, 2010 11:38 PM

          thanks, all! yes, i guess the time of year isn't the best for this....but i definitely have heard about the popup in healdsburg. has anyone tried it?

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            devonf RE: devonf Oct 24, 2010 11:43 PM

            duh, you posted a thread about it. my mistake. thanks, all!

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