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Wine Country Dinner with Meat and Potatoes Mom

pane | Feb 20, 200807:20 AM

My mother is coming to visit in April and I'm making plans for our two nights of dining.

By way of background, my mother is very much a meat, potatoes, side of veg (probably steamed broccoli) gal from a blue collar town in New England, and her tastes are pretty straightforward. She thinks raw fish is gross.

The first night I made reservations at Ubuntu. I've been curious about it for a while and read reviews that even meat-eaters love it, but this not a sure bet, so on the second night I'd like to select a restaurant that's more certain to please her, but hopefully has interesting stuff on the menu for my wider-ranging palate.

We went to, and liked, The Girl and the Fig during a previous trip. This time we'll be in a bit of a different direction: staying in Healdsburg, probably visiting Round Pond for the olive oil tour and surrounding wineries in Oakville, Rutherford, St Helena.

So where can I make a reservation Saturday night in that area? Price is not important--if something at a Cyrus-level price point were the right answer, I'd be willing to swing it. Girl and the Fig type atmosphere and prices would be comfortable, too.


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