The Girl & The Fig
Sondra Bernstein’s Rhone-inspired empire includes Glen Ellen’s Fig Café and her roving food truck the Fig Rig, but this shop is perhaps where her soul resides. With a shaded patio and a bright Francophile’s interior, there isn’t a bad place to sit, but the bar is ideal. A bistro at heart, dedicated to elevated interpretations of humble foods, the Girl and the Fig can provide a meal as simple or as decadent as your mood demands.
65 Cheap Eats in Sonoma County
You don’t have to be wealthy to eat well in Sonoma County. Sure, there are high-end restaurants with deep wine lists, $15 cocktails and menu items that include exotic and expensive ingredients. But beyond the gustatory glitz is a smorgasbord of good, honest and affordable eateries and dishes across the region. There are myriad options for delicious indulgence, but only if you know where to go. And we do. Welcome to cheap eats, Sonoma County style.
THE GIRL & THE FIG
Often voted “Best Burger” in town, Sondra Bernstein’s is huge and comes with a pile of shoestring fries ($14). Also tuck into the daily omelet with salad ($13). The $38 cost of the French prix fixe dinner is subjectively inexpensive, since regular entrees range from $23-$30-plus. Bernstein’s plats du jour change every Thursday, and can look something like this: Little Gem salad with radicchio, brioche toasts and lemon-Parmesan vinaigrette; braised pork ragout atop polenta with roasted baby carrots and pearl onions; and a brownie sundae topped with salted fig caramel, brandied cherries, cocoa nibs and Chantilly cream. Add wine to the three courses for just $13.
110 W. Spain St., Sonoma, 707-938-3634, the thegirlandthefig.com
Sep 20, 2016
If you haven’t tasted from the vast array of culinary offerings that Wine Country has to offer, consider this your crash course. From the world famous donuts at Boon Fly Cafe to the buttery English muffins at Model Bakery and everything in between, here are 50 brand new dishes you need to try in Wine Country before you die.
49. Chocolate-dipped fig kisses, The Girl & The Fig // 110 W Spain St. (Sonoma), thegirlandthefig.com
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‘Tis the season! Harvest season, that is!
Sonoma County’s “crush” takes place primarily during September and October. During these months, wineries all over Sonoma host events and celebrations that allow you to participate in their wine-making process, as well as taste delicious wines-in-progress!
Here is a list of a few not-to-miss “crush” events of the 2016 season!
KORBEL California Champagne“Flavors of Fall” & Book Signing by Chef John Ash – 11 AM – 3:30 PM
Join KORBEL for crush! California champagne and food pairings featuring recipes from Chef John Ash’s ‘Cooking Wild’ & ‘Culinary Birds.’ Purchase the book and have him sign while you’re here! Behind the scenes tram tours of the vineyards & crush facilities. Admission includes a logoed glass.
Sonoma Valley Crush – a Hands-on Harvest Experience – September 16, 17 & 18, 2016
Have you ever romanticized about wine country during harvest? Find out what it’s like this September in the heart of Sonoma Valley. Join in an intimate harvest experience – the 2016 Sonoma Valley Crush.
You’ll not only get a behind-the-scenes look at what happens during harvest, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved. For three days, wineries will be offering a variety of Harvest Activities including Grape Sampling in the vineyards, Crush Pad tours, and samples of Fresh Pressed Juice. You may even taste a wine while it’s fermenting.
Sonoma County Harvest Fair – September 30th – October 2nd
The Harvest Fair marks it’s 42nd year of showcasing our county’s grand harvest which continues to result in world-class wines, award winning beer and a plethora of culinary wealth. Last year, with over 26,000 votes, the Harvest Fair was voted the Best Annual Festival of Sonoma County bestowed by The Press Democrat readers. Each October, thirsty travelers from over thirty different states, are beckoned to Santa Rosa to participate in a complete farm to table experience, inspired by the county’s hard working farmer’s, ranchers, vintners and producers.
4 PM – 9 PM Friday; 11 AM – 5 PM Saturday & Sunday
Harvest Festival at Landmark Vineyards – October 1st
Join Landmark Vineyards for their annual Harvest Festival. This immensely popular annual festival also features delicious food, bocce ball, live music, and plenty more wine.
Celebrate the bounty of Harvest as you taste through current releases paired with the finest fare from local vendors.
With the heart of its operation in the cellar, Tin Barn Vineyards has earned a reputation for celebrating the winemaking process, from grapes to glass. This harvest season, the hidden-gem winery will present a weekly series of tastings highlighting the beauty of harvest season: “Cellar Sessions.”
Cellar Sessions invites guests to the Tin Barn Vineyards tasting room, located adjacent to its production cellar on Eighth Street East in Sonoma. Experienced staff will lead an educational tasting, featuring insight from winemaker Michael Lancaster. Depending on the day’s harvest activity, guests may sample fresh-pressed juice or barrel samples, witness the crush process, or observe punchdowns. There is no better time of the year to visit Tin Barn Vineyards!
Food pairings from the girl & the fig CATERS! will accompany each tasting.
(Attendance is limited to 8 guests. Fee is $25.)
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