Delicious Dining in Sonoma

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After spending all afternoon tasting wines, it was time for dinner. I think we were all ready to eat!

We drove into Sonoma and had an early dinner at the girl & the fig.

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It was an adorable restaurant!

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Inside:

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We dined outside on the patio, which was beautiful– and sort of romantic! 😉

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Our meal started with marinated olives. I ate a bunch.

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And then plenty of bread. I must have ate 4 or 5 pieces over the course of the meal.

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As my cocktail, I ordered the Fig Royal, which was made with sparkling wine and fig liquor. It was so, so, so delish! Light and subtly sweet. 😀

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The table split a trio of appetizers…

Crispy Pork Belly with aramelized apple, parsnip purée, frisée salad & brandied pork jus. I didn’t try this one, but it got a good reviews.

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I ate a few of the Matchstick Frites. They reminded me potato sticks.

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My favorite appetizer was ‘The Works,’ which was a selection of three cheeses, cured meats, seasonal fruit, house-made fig cake, and baguette. I dominated this one! 😉

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It had all of my favorites!

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The night turned really cold once the sun set. Luckily, the restaurant had plenty of blankets to warm us up.

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Warm tea helped too!

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I’m glad that I filled up on appetizers because my bowl of broth was not quite the meal I had hoped for. But, it did leave plenty of room for dessert! :mrgreen:

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We headed next door to El Durado Kitchen to warm-up and enjoy some treats.

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Again, we shared a bunch of desserts among the group:

Tahitian Vanilla Crème Brulee with chocolate shortbread, a Pumpkin Pie and Apple Crumb Tasting Plate, and Chocolate S’mores Tart with a graham cracker crust, guittard chocolate ganache, fluffy italian meringue, vanilla ice cream.

The S’mores Tart was heavenly!!!

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Holy yum!!!

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After dessert, we said our goodbyes, and then Beth, Meghann, and I drove back to San Francisco.

It was an awesome day, but I was so sad to say goodbye to my blog friends. We don’t have another meet-up on our calendars. I think we need to change that, ladies!

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30 Comments

  1. It’s great that you had fun! That cheese plate looks divine. I hope you guys can get together soon. It is always nice to see friends.

  2. Sounds like you guys had an amazing time, I’m jealous I couldn’t be there! I would love to try that restaraunt, I’ve heard amazing things about it!

  3. Delicious eats with good people. I know I want to meet some bloggers. My town is NOT a bloggers paradise however. I love the name of that place… So cute!

  4. Your whole trip has made me totally envious, but especially this restaurant. How cute! Everything looks so savory and delicious. I’m so glad you had fun!

  5. Just the name of that restaurant makes me happy. It’s adorable, and the food looks fantastic! Especially that pork belly and “the works”… I’d kill for that fig cake! All enjoyed in good company, too. 😉

  6. Going here for Thanksgiving dinner in a few weeks! Can’t wait…first trip out to wine country for our honeymoon. (We’re also going to El Dorado Kitchen that week!)

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