Teresa Smith

Part 1: Food Experience in Sonoma wine country

Teresa Smith
Part 1:  Food Experience in Sonoma wine country

We are avid Napa goers - but we mixed it up this last time and had an amazing itinerary in Healdsburg! We have some friends that live out there and they planned the perfect Healdsburg experience! The connectivity wasn’t very good (verizon), I would highly recommend hiring a driver each day! Uber does work sporadically!

For lunch (I heard dinner is amazing too) We went to Barndiva and sat outside. They are modern country cuisine and I think they are about to get Michelin rated! Reservations recommended! Check out their menu: http://www.barndiva.com/#dine-with-us

On another day, we went to Farmhouse Inn for massages and a quaint lunch outside. The grounds are just so gorgeous, I see a stay there in our future! It is a little off the beaten path, but very worth it! https://www.farmhouseinn.com/?ads_cmpid=880215584&ads_adid=45063158835&ads_matchtype=e&ads_network=g&ads_creative=206264329104&utm_term=farmhouse%20inn%20sonoma&ads_targetid=kwd-302428033894&utm_campaign=&utm_source=adwords&utm_medium=ppc&ttv=2&gclid=CjwKCAjwsIbpBRBNEiwAZF8-z-W8jiMuY-9Om9-I1uDXiyiyQgr77-5hGkuR69ABRnzA738PQmKB3hoCHzsQAvD_BwE

For a casual dinner we dined at Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria! They don’t take reservations and there is always a wait - so go early and grab a cocktail next door at the Geyserville Gun Club - such wonderful unique cocktails! https://www.diavolapizzeria.com/ The food was so yummy! Diavola celebrates the seasons of California with an Italian state of mind. Their rustic, daily changing menu features carefully sourced meats, fish & produce from local farms, ranches & fisheries guided by principles of sustainability.

Another evening we dined at Valette and had the Chef’s tasting menu - can’t even express how delicious it was! Reservations are a must! Valette was born from two brothers’ lifelong dream of creating a unique dining experience in their hometown of Healdsburg. Their goal is to provide a canvas for local farmers, winemakers and artisans to showcase their crafts. http://www.valettehealdsburg.com/ They won Wine Enthusiasts 100 best wine restaurants of 2019!

Our last night we dined at Bravas Bar de Tapas, a another casual eatery. They are touted as a best Tapas restaurant in the world! Reservations recommended! Bravas serves up traditional Spanish and modern tapas-style dining in Wine Country by James Beard finalists Mark and Terri Stark. Large plates to share, including paella. Bravas offers a selection of local and Spanish wines, sangrias, and Spain-inspired cocktails, including a variety of signature gin and tonics. Dine indoors or out, year-round.

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