Great find in Orland
We travel from San Francisco to Redding or Dunsmuir a few times a year and I am always totally unimpressed with the lunch possibilities going through the valley. We used to go to Granzella's only because it was convenient, but the food was usually mediocre at best. This last time we came across the Farwood Grill in Orland. The food was excellent, and they have a very good local wine list. The restaurant used to be a gentlemen's club in the old days and the furnishings are very nice. The people are very friendly and helpful. I had a prime rib dip with caramelized onions and a blue cheese aoli that was fantastic, and worked well with a red blend from a local winery. Finally, some decent food in the valley.
Farwood grill is still there and still worth a stop. We were there last fall and had the relatively hilarious experience of eating in the back tented area with a crowd. During tornado watch and warnings. We all turned off our phones to shut up the emergency warning system and settled down to enjoy our meals.
The Poke and the flatbread were good starters, and the Duck was nicely done. The Osso Buco was better than nice, beautifully done!
A nice brulee finished up the meal for us and we were back on the road in decent time.
And no, no tornadoes were harmed in the making of this review ; -)