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Special Anniversary Dinner for 20 people in or near Guerneville

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ciciNYC Apr 4, 2011 08:39 AM

I'm looking for a restaurant or winery near Guerneville for a special dinner to celebrate my parent's 50th anniversary. There will be 20 people, including five children aged 3 - 17. I'm thinking we'd like a separate room or area to have the dinner, which will be held on a Sunday night.

Thanks for your help.

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    Kathleen M Apr 7, 2011 03:10 PM

    I haven't eaten at Dry Creek Kitchen (have heard good things), but it really would be a bit of a drive. Boon is one of my favorites in the area, it would be great it they could accommodate you at the hotel and spa. If not, I would suggest you look into River's End, in Jenner. I've eaten there twice and both times the food was outstanding. The duck confit salad was heavenly. One of those times was with a Chamber of Commerce meeting. There were about 20 of us and they set us up in a separate room at one long table. You can't beat the ocean views! The chef has two beautiful daughters who sometimes help out in the kitchen, and so he and the restaurant are very friendly to kids.

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      Melanie Wong Apr 7, 2011 03:26 PM

      Kathleen, I've never been to Cafe Les Jumelles (I know, I know!), so wanted to ask you whether it might be appropriate, that is celebratory ambiance, and large enough able to partition off enough space.

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      Les Jumelles
      15025 River Rd., Guerneville, CA 95446

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        Kathleen M Apr 7, 2011 03:35 PM

        Cafe les Jumelles, sadly, is no more! I have heard that the chef just got tired of running his own business. I don't know where he's gone. They moved to another location, in Guerneville (which bummed me out, because I used to be able to walk there) and then after a year or so they just weren't there.

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      ciciNYC Apr 7, 2011 02:10 PM

      Thanks, everybody, for your suggestions and your good wishes. I've been following up on your ideas and wanted to report back what I've learned so far:
      - The Farmhouse. Their largest table is for six people, so they don't do big groups.
      - Dry Creek Kitchen. The woman at the Farmhouse suggested this. It would be a bit of a drive, but it sounds as if we could have a wonderful meal in a lovely setting next to the courtyard, where the little ones could run around. Sounds ideal. Not inexpensive.
      - Applewood. This place would have been perfect, but on Sundays they only do a prix fixe with one choice for each course. I think we need more options for this special dinner.
      - Boon eat + drink. I have a call into them to see if they might be able to accommodate us at their inn/hotel.
      Thanks -- and any other ideas would be appreciated.

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      Dry Creek Kitchen
      317 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA 95448

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        rln Apr 4, 2011 02:24 PM

        There is also Mosaic in nearby Forestville. Great food. They have an outdoor area. What a great event to be planning!!

        http://www.mosaiceats.com/menus.htm

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          Melanie Wong Apr 4, 2011 04:48 PM

          Mosaic closed a few months ago. I'm surprised that the website is still up.

          Boon Eat + Drink in Guerneville is but a small cafe. But the owners have an inn in town where they host larger events catered by the cafe. Have only been to the cafe myself, enjoyed my brunch.

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          Mosaic Restaurant
          6675 Front Street, Forestville, CA 95436

          Boon
          16248 Main St, Guerneville, CA 95446

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            rln Apr 4, 2011 07:11 PM

            Oh, sad. Thanks, Melanie.

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          bamboo102 Apr 4, 2011 12:53 PM

          Highly recommend the restaurant at Applewood Inn in Guerenville. Beautiful setting, and all meals we have had there have been excellent. Not sure about private room, but they do host meetings there so it's possible. Congratulations to your parents!

          http://www.dineatapplewood.com/

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          Applewood Inn & Restaurant
          13555 HWY 116, Guerneville, CA 95446

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            Bruce in SLO Apr 4, 2011 11:16 AM

            Check with the Farmhouse as see if they can handle your group.
            Simply outstanding, but not inexpensive.

            http://www.farmhouseinn.com/

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