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Sonoma weekend (visitor report)

Lynne | Aug 31, 200408:56 PM

Had a wonderful weekend in Sonoma albeit the warmest weekend I have spent anywhere in a long time. Temperatures hovered around 100. Friday night we went to dinner at the Girl and the Fig. I had read some great things about this restaurant. We started with mussels and frites. Mussels were okay but the frites were the best part of the dish. I had the garden crudités platter that was terrific. My friend had the pork chop that was good. The patio was pleasant but the tables are too close together. Our server although making every effort to be attentive had her entire section seating at the same time. She was juggling 7 tables that I could see. So service was slow. I had greater expectations than what was delivered but would go back and try some different menus items. Saturday we ended up at the Ledson hotel mainly because it was air conditioned. Turned out to be an excellent choice. I started with the heirloom tomato trio which consisted of fried green tomato's, gazpacho with an excellent crème fraiche gelato and caprese salad. The entire dish was wonderful. Next up was the gnocchi with a corn wild mushroom sauce. Gnocchi cooked to perfection. The restaurant operates with the small plate philosophy which I personally love. My companions enjoyed the cheese plate and gnocchi as well. We lunched on Sunday at the Glen Ivy Inn. Cute place. The bread served at the start of the meal had me very excited about what would come as the foccacia was moist and flavorful. Every dish we ordered was a feast for the eyes. Each of us in turn decided the kitchen was attempting to do too much with each meal. The best of the bunch was the pulled pork sandwich. Nice setting and again would be willing to go back to try different dishes. All in all a great weekend and I look forward to going back.

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