Monday, December 28, 2015

The Girl & The Fig - Sonoma

5/5 stars

I got a little glimpse of Heaven on Saturday, March 28, 2009.

It was a perfect 70 degrees and we got a table on their patio. Our bellies were filled with wines from Cline, Homewood, and Ravenswood, so all was good in the world when we sat down. I felt like a cat who found a sunny spot to be lazy in.

THE FOOD: was French and the service was lovely!

They start you on fresh bread and butter (milky, with the slightest hint of sweet). I ordered their signature fig cocktail and it was delicious - fruity, refreshing, and not too strong. Tasted like a punch.

For lunch, I am SO GLAD I went with the fried local farm egg (domestic prosciutto, wild arugula, Grana Padano, grilled country bread, white truffle oil) and an order of the matchstick frites (kennebec potatoes, tarragon aioli). Farm-fresh eggs really make a difference and I will pretty much eat anything if you drizzle truffle oil on it.

The bf ordered the croques monsieur (Niman Ranch jambon & St. George cheese) which was so tasty, tasty. It's all about the thinly sliced jambon.

Others at the table ordered the:

* soup of the day (it was turnip and sooo fresh - as if the vegetable was just dug from the ground and then blended - I highly recommend ordering the soup)

* lavender mojito (unique! and surprisingly, the lavender was not overwhelming, which was nice)

* olive oil poached tuna tartine with crème fraîche potato salad (waaay better than potato salad made with mayo), the baby beet salad, and the quiche lorraine - all pleasing

For dessert, I HIGHLY recommend the dessert flight (some of the best dessert wines we've ever tasted - they were cheerfully fought over!) and the flourless bittersweet chocolate cake goes really well with the wine.


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