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Napa/Sonoma Tips

Tennyson | May 17, 2009 12:23 PM

Hi Everyone -

My wife and I will be in the Napa/Sonoma area for three days in July to celebrate her 50th birthday and I would love some feedback on restaurant choices for the trip. We have reservations for The French Laundry for one of the nights and need to choose places for the other two nights we will be there. Since TFL will cover the high-end of the spectrum, I am interested in more casual, relaxed places but ones with high quality food that will provide some contrast with TFL.

The restaurants I am considering for the other two nights are:

-- Ad Hoc
-- Angele
-- Bistro Jeanty
-- Barndiva
-- Bouchon
-- The Girl and the Fig
-- Martini House
-- Pilar

Not quite sure where we are staying yet, but I am considering the Carneros Inn, which appears to be fairly close to Napa/Yountville and Sonoma (although somewhat of a hike from Healdsburg). If anyone has ideas for any other places to stay, I'd also love to hear them. We will be trying to visit a number of smaller wineries (we've been to Napa Valley several times in the past and have hit many of the big wineries there), probably making appointments if necessary. It's a special occasion so a splurge is ok.

Thanks very much for your help.

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