The Sizzling Restaurants of Sonoma Valley

We at Haute Living cannot hide our love affair with Napa Valley. From our Haute Ambassadors who represent the region, like director of winemaking at Robert Mondavi Winery, Genevieve Janssens, to our most recent San Francisco cover profile of “The First Lady of Napa Valley,” Mrs. Margrit Mondavi, to our coverage of Auction Napa Valley, we have long been romanticized by the region.

But just because our affections for Napa run deep doesn’t mean that her sister region is sitting by idly quiet. As detailed in a recent article on Halogen Life, “The Sonoma side of California’s very fruitful valley has stepped up to its neighbor’s culinary competition, delivering delicious food that has been quietly impressing critics over the last 20 years.”

Some of Sonoma’s standouts include The Girl and The Fig, a Sondra Bernstein original that has been fusing French cuisine with the best of California’s countryside. For Mediterranean menu delights, the El Dorado Hotel offers up the award-winning El Dorado Kitchen, which consistently wins top honors as “The Best Restaurant in Sonoma.” Carneros Bistro and Wine Bar is not only recognized for their contemporary flair, but is also the hot name on everyone’s lips because of the social calendar that is chock full of special events. Local jazz performances and guest celebrity sommeliers attract Sonoma’s most elite residents and visitors.

So while the masses may flock to Thomas Keller’s French Laundry in Yountville, you will be one of those in the know sauntering over to Sonoma Valley for a taste of something special.

Via Halogen Life