Counter which was one of the most interesting restaurants I've been to in awhile. If you zoom in on the box in the photo, it says Screaming Eagle. (No, we didn't order any)
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Sunday, November 14, 2021
The hotel provides a tour of the art and French abbey.
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Allegretto Resort. We love coming here but it was 100% full. I guess everybody is ready to get out.Whats the rush wine tours. We always have the same driver and she is always on time and knowledgable of the area.Wild Coyote Winery. This establishment also serves as a bed and breakfast. They have a winery and also have brandy tasting, if you can believe it. I'm holding a brandy glass but I did not taste, do you think I'm crazy? The wines were below average and our friend said the brandy was just ok.
Monday, November 8, 2021
First tasting today is at Benovia which is a short drive from Santa Rosa. We have been members for about 4 years and enjoy all their wines.
We tried a new restaurant tonight, BarnDiva. They recently received their first Michelin star and I have to say the food lived up to the rating, but... The atmosphere was rather dull. We would go back but only if we sat at the bar. We brought our own wine. On to San Ramon tomorrow.Gianni's Italian Bistro. Very good Italian but unbeknownst to us, it was a charity night so all the servers were volunteers. Needless to say, it was a long night. All turned out well and we decided to come back tomorrow. It's close to my brother's house so that makes it even better.
Friday, November 5, 2021
Valette. If you follow my blog you know this is one of our favorites. Valette just opened up a sister restaurant, The Matheson, so we will try to get a reservation. We order their Chef's 5 course menu because you never know what they are going to come up with that night but it's always good. Also, we have officially swore off Valette's signature dish, scallops. We love them but too rich, last night we had to take our last course to go because we couldn't eat anymore.
Wine tasting today is at Croix Winery. This is a boutique winery which makes small batch wines, which is what we look for.
Thursday, November 4, 2021
Jackson's in Santa Rosa with an old friend. This is one of our mainstays in Santa Rosa, good food and nice wine menu. (we brought our own wine tonight)