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Sonoma Saveurs lunch

Cynthia | Oct 4, 2004 01:37 PM

The afternoon at Cornerstone Festival of Gardens was capped with a garden patio lunch at Sonoma Saveurs. We debated if we heard an Irish lilt in our server's voice but we were too shy to ask his origins - he's been at Sonoma Saveurs for just a week. The trio of Foie Gras was pan-seared, the artisan terrine, and one that was wine-marinated, with apple slices and an apricot chutney $32 - decidedly self-indulgent, rich, and a delight — well- matched with a glass of the sauterne that was not too sweet . The wines by the glass are a generous pour and from a list that is thoughtful, so we enjoyed the pinot noir and the zinfandel - but were too engrossed in conversation to note vintage and vineyand! We also ordered the Grilled Duck Breast $18, the Duck Confit $14 and shared the Gateau Basque, a sponge cake layered with a ricotta custard for dessert. The grilled duck breast was exceptional. Next time we lunch we will be tempted with the Duck Burger with the tomato confit and arugula with blue cheese $10 and a glass of the house sangria.
Sonoma Saveurs, 487 First Street West, Sonoma.

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