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Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Sunny Sonoma Sunday

With the disappearance of the rain and the subsequent return of the delicious warmth of the 60s, we hit the road for a jaunt through the picturesque Sonoma Valley and the dream of a yummy al fresco lunch in Sonoma.

Our first stop, one of our favorites, was The Girl and the Fig. In spite of its very odd name, it is a wonderful French restaurant right on the town square and even has its own delightful cookbook on the market.

The menu, as appealing as always, looked fabulous so in we trotted only to be told there was a two hour wait. Ouch.

Our next stop was the Swiss Hotel and our mission was accomplished: outside dining on the back patio.

Baby Spinach Salad
And look what appeared in front of me!

What a great way to spend a sunny Sunday: good friends and good food.


  1. It looks like a lovely afternnon : ) Your weather looks wonderful! It has been so bitter cold here. Maybe I'll come out for a visit : )

  2. Definitely one of my favourite pasttimes is al fresco lunch with a view. And friends of cours. Looks lovely,

  3. nice...sounds like an excellent way to spend the afternoon....

  4. I love "the Girl and the Fig" so much! Lucky girl, the Swiss Hotel is also quite fantastic and being the only girl with two handsome men makes it the best!!

  5. Sonoma is a wonderful town. I've stayed twice at a charming B&B just off the square. The first time, I was greeted and completely charmed by a cat names Pillsbury (you can guess why). Do you live in Sonoma?

  6. Yum, that salad looks delicious. I need to add California to one of my road trips.

  7. How pleasant! It looks like you actually have green in your neck of the woods.


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