28 Feb British Airways – Insiders Guide to Napa and Sonoma
Co-founder of Spirit Works Distillery, Ashby Marshall. I’m always on the lookout for great cocktail spots and special eateries that source their menus locally – not difficult here in foodie Sonoma. Zazu – our neighbour here in Sebastopol, Sonoma County – is a super-fun restaurant that farms its own produce with a vegetable garden on site. Did I mention it also has delicious and inventive cocktails? Another true gift added to the county this past year is my favourite, Ramen Gaijin. From bowls of handmade ramen to delicate yellow tail sashimi and a very cool bar, it’ll have you feeling like a local in no time. In Healdsburg, Valette (pictured above) is a restaurant and bar I wouldn’t be able to live without. Think Pernod-steamed scallops and its wonderful ‘Trust me’ four-course menu, featuring local liberty duck with hibiscus gastrique.
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