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Flourishing Food in Northern California

ultimate northern california food and lodging
(by region and town)

sonoma valley
Specialty Foods
OLIVE PRESS 14301 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen; 707/939-8900. A state-of-the-art mill for hire, and a shop selling regional oils and other products.
DOWNTOWN BAKERY & CREAMERY 308A Center St., Healdsburg; 707/431-2719.
JIMTOWN STORE 6706 Hwy. 128, Healdsburg; 707/433-1212.
MIDDLETON FARM 2651 Westside Rd., Healdsburg; 707/433-4755.
OAKVILLE GROCERY 124 Matheson St., Healdsburg; 707/433-3200. A source for O oils and vinegars.
BELLWETHER FARMS 9999 Valley Ford Rd., Petaluma; 888/527-8606 or 707/763-0993; by appointment. Extraordinary sheep's milk pecorino, ricotta, and fromage blanc.
MCEVOY RANCH 5935 Red Hill Rd., Petaluma; 707/778-2307; by appointment.
IRON HORSE RANCH & VINEYARD 9786 Ross Station Rd., Sebastopol; 707/887-1507.
REDWOOD HILL FARM 5480 Thomas Rd., Sebastopol; 707/823-8250.

Restaurants
GARDEN COURT CAFE & BAKERY 13875 Sonoma Hwy. 12, Glen Ellen; 707/935-1565; breakfast for two $20. Order Granny's Gravy with sausage and two biscuits.
THE GIRL & THE FIG 13690 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen; 707/938-3634; dinner for two $66. A straight-from-the-heart restaurant, serving "country food with a French passion."

Hotels
SONOMA MISSION INN & SPA 18300 Sonoma Hwy., Boyes Springs; 800/869-4945 or 707/938-9000, fax 707/935-1205; doubles from $299. The area's best spa.
GAIGE HOUSE INN 13540 Arnold Dr., Glen Ellen; 800/935-0237 or 707/935-0237, fax 707/935-6411; doubles from $250. Warm, handsome, and exceedingly well run.
APPLEWOOD INN 13555 Hwy. 116, Guerneville; 800/555-8509 or 707/869-9093, fax 707/869-9170; doubles from $185. Nineteen rooms amid the redwoods.

napa valley
Specialty Foods
MARSHALL'S FARM 185 Lombard Rd., American Canyon; 800/624-4637 or 707/224-6373; by appointment. Pumpkin-blossom, blackberry, manzanita, and star thistle honeys.
CALISTOGA ROASTERY 1631 Lincoln Ave., Calistoga; 800/879-5282 or 707/942-5757.
OAKVILLE GROCERY 7856 St. Helena Hwy., Oakville; 707/944-8802.

Restaurants
RISTORANTE TRA VIGNE 1050 Charter Oak Ave., St. Helena; 707/963-4444; dinner for two $60. If you haven't eaten here, you haven't been to Napa Valley.
FRENCH LAUNDRY 6640 Washington St., Yountville; 707/944-2380; dinner for two $180. The nation's best?Taste Thomas Keller's salmon tartare-filled cone, and you decide.
BOUCHON 6534 Washington St., Yountville; 707/944-8037; dinner for two $60. Keller's bistro.

Hotels
AUBERGE DU SOLEIL 180 Rutherford Hill Rd., Rutherford; 800/348-5406 or 707/963-1211, fax 707/963-8764; doubles from $400. Beverly Hills comes to wine country.
MEADOWOOD 900 Meadowood Lane, St. Helena; 800/458-8080 or 707/963-3646, fax 707/963-3532; doubles from $410; dinner for two $100. A country-clubby resort and spa.

anderson valley
Specialty Foods
APPLE FARM 18501 Greenwood Rd., Philo; 707/895-2461.

Hotel
BOONVILLE HOTEL Hwy. 128 at Lambert Lane, Boonville; 707/895-2210, fax 707/895-2243; doubles from $85; dinner for two $65.

point reyes area
Specialty Foods
HOG ISLAND OYSTER CO. 20215 Hwy. 1, Marshall; 415/663-9218. They furnish the oysters and bay-side picnic tables, you furnish the shucking knife and lemons.
TOMALES BAY FOODS 80 Fourth St., Point Reyes Station; 416/663-9335. Chad Robertson's bread, Elisabeth Prueitt's cookies, wonderful produce, prepared foods, and cheese made on-site.

Hotel
MANKA’S INVERNESS LODGE Argyle Way, Inverness; 415/669-1034; doubles from $185; dinner for two $96. The sign, honest beds, phenomenal food, is no lie.

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