Not quite sure if this belongs here exactly. I consider Anderson Valley kind of the far north bay area, and lots of BA people go there to visit. BTW Anderson Valley is a wonderful weekend escape. Bucolic, laid back and open. Last weekend we visited a friend in Anderson Valley and had dinner at Table 128, a new restaurant at the Boonville hotel. It was overall very good to excellent. The atmosphere was very laid back and the service friendly. It was price fix meal.
Here is what we ate:
fresh pea & mint soup-was served with chive blossoms which added a nice bit of texture and flavor. Overall very good, though it was difficult to discern a pea flavor.
mezze plate of hummus, piquillo peppers, feta, poppudoms & olives. This course was good to just ok and seemed like it was kind of thrown together. Eggplant was just ok. The
poppudoms were great and the hummus was very good. Having fewer things on the plate but more of them might have been better. For example if they ditched the peppers, feta and olives and included a saganaki instead.
liberty duck legs with ramps, olives, preserved lemon on isreali cous cous. Excellent. The duck legs were falling of the bone tender and the seasoning was perfect.
honey ice cream with rhubarb & kumquat compote. The ice cream just blew me away. The hostess said it was made in house. It tasted like it was made with very high quality milk and cream. I don’t remember ever having ice cream with such a delicious intense rich milk flavor. One of the best desserts in recent memory.