We're looking to stay 1 night in Gold Country, eating in a very good restaurant (with a nice hotel nearby). Some postings on Chowhound are a bit dated, but here's what I've gleaned for the destination-type restaurants (and some nearby hotels picked from elsewhere):
Taste, in Plymouth (Thur-Mon only) (Plymouth House Inn)
Carpe Vino, Auburn (anything besides a Holiday Inn-type chain recommendation?)
Diegos, Grass Valley (Courtyard Suites, or ??)
Are these restaurants still good? Anything else worth the drive (my husband's agreed to make the trip based on dinner at a really good restaurant)? Any better hotel suggestions in those areas? I've considered the Columbia Hotel, but it doesn't look like they serve dinner any more.
Thanks in advance!