I'll be visiting Sonoma for a few days in March and was hoping to get a recommendation for a romantic inn or bed and breakfast, preferably near Healdsburg. I was considering the Inn at Occidental, Applewood or Farmhouse but would love to learn of a new or less-heralded gem. I'd also love to hear any thoughts on Sonoma dining (I'm a huge fan of Ravenous from when I lived in the Bay Area a few years ago- is it still great? It seems from other postings that they now take reservations- do you know if that's true for lunch as well as dinner? Is Charlie Palmer's place living up to the hype- I can tell you from experience that his restaurants in New York do not always do so.)
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.