Most people eat because they’re hungry. Others take eating a step further. Sure, they’re hungry too; but, dining out and experiencing adventures at new restaurants with all types of foods becomes a passionate pursuit. These people are commonly referred to as foodies. If you fall into this category, you don’t want to miss the week-long, fifth annual foodie event that is Sonoma County Restaurant Week.
From March 10th to the 16th, over 130 Sonoma County restaurants will be offering local, fresh Sonoma County cuisine at special prices. New this year, some restaurants will be offering a two-course prix-fixe lunch menu for $10, $15, and $20. Other restaurants will be serving up three-course dinner menus at $19, $29, and $39. Interested?
Here is a list of our Top 10 picks. With so many outstanding choices it was difficult to narrow it down! Reservations are strongly recommended since guests do not need tickets or passes.
- The Duck Club Restaurant at Bodega Bay Lodge
This fine dining restaurant with views of the Pacific Coastline is offering a three-course dinner menu for $39 per person featuring plenty of tasty options including oysters, Zinfandel braised short ribs, and the infamous Jeff’s Mom’s Chocolate Cake.
- John Ash & Co. at Vintners Inn
Another fine dining establishment offering a $39 per person three-course dinner menu. Not included but not to be missed would be pairing your dinner with a selection of wine from their extensive wine list.
- Rustic, Francis’ Favorites at Francis Ford Coppola Winery
If you haven’t been to Rustic, this is the perfect opportunity to go! Be warned, the selections for the second of three courses is so varied and tempting, it will be hard to choose. A three course dinner menu of $39 per person awaits.
- The Tides Wharf & Restaurant in Bodega Bay
The plentiful options for their three-course dinner menu at $29 per person includes clam chowder, grilled salmon, tiramisu, and more.
- Big 3 at Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
The mouthwatering two-course lunch menu requires a heart wrenching choice of entrees – half of rack of house-smoked barbecued baby back ribs served with garlic fries and blue lake beans, or, Fulton Valley organic dark roasted chicken leg served with garlic roasted mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
- Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar at Lodge at Sonoma
Another excellent choice for adding on wine to your $39 three-course dinner. With impeccable service and Sommelier Christopher Sawyer to assist with wine pairings, a visit to Carneros Bistro is a must.
- Dry Creek Kitchen at Hotel Healdsburg
“Imaginative” and “delicious” are two words often used to describe the cuisine at Chef Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen. Located in charming downtown Healdsburg, spend an afternoon exploring Healdsburg Plaza before enjoying your $39 three-course dinner menu.
- Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol and in Sonoma
The $19 three-course dinner menu is the same at both locations. And as tasty as each course appears, the dessert of warm chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling that is topped with vanilla ice cream shows why a visit to Hopmonk is on our Top 10 list.
- Partake by K-J
Here, not only can visitors choose the $20 lunch flight menu, but also a $29 (Garden Flight) or $39 (Chef’s Tasting) dinner flight menu. Each menu includes multiple courses of foods specifically chosen to pair perfectly with each flight of impeccable Kendall-Jackson wine.
- Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place
Saddles also offers a two-course lunch menu at $15 and a three-course dinner menu at $39. Entree options include a surf & turf with petite filet mignon and jumbo prawns, or, salmon with bay shrimp risotto.
Make your plan now so you can enjoy a dining out adventure each day of this special week. And don’t forget to contact Pure Luxury to treat yourself to at least one exceptionally special evening in the private, chauffeured car of your choice.