Francis Ford Coppola Winery – Geyserville

An Offer You Can’t Refuse… Tess Housholder Francis Ford Coppola made three of the greatest movies ever in the 1970’s with The Godfather, Godfather Part II and Apocalypse Now. That’s not opinion. That’s fact. Acclaimed director Sidney Lumet said, no matter how many times I’ve seen them, if I’m flipping around and come across the [...]

By | October 31st, 2022|Play in Sonoma, Sonoma Eateries, Sonoma Wineries|Comments Off on Francis Ford Coppola Winery – Geyserville

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa

Classy & Fun Stay...  David & Brian Nothing puts me in a better mood then staying at a luxury hotel while having dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. After a long, hot day of running around, attending a pair of food and wine events in Sonoma, it was marvelous that the valet assisted the webgal with [...]

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Montage Healdsburg

Help Beat Cancer ... Jaron Dubinsky The V Foundation is an organization that does great work in supporting all areas of cancer research and help. And since they were the benefactor of Epicurean Sonoma, it was easy to get behind its special events on the March 31-April 2nd weekend. Chef, Jaron Dubinsky of Montage Resort [...]

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The Matheson

Packed Every Night ... What would be a very nice problem for a new restaurant to have? To be packed every night! And that’s what Dustin Valette, the chef/owner of the Matheson in Healdsburg told the Insider has been happening since he recently opened his three-story eatery on Matheson Ave in Healdsburg. Dustin Valette “Hey, [...]

By | March 18th, 2022|Sonoma Eateries|Comments Off on The Matheson


A Native Son Who Knows His Grill… It's not often when you get to talk to a Napa or Sonoma native professional. It's not surprising really. A lot of top pros want to come here to make their bones. Being in a great climate and surrounded by gorgeous fields, with incredible wine and dining doesn't [...]

By | February 20th, 2021|Sonoma Eateries|Comments Off on Seared

Vintners Resort

20 Years and Counting... PERCY BRANDON Vintners Resort offers one of the more special places to stay and dine in Sonoma County. It has an in house spa, wine country tours and a fine dining restaurant in John Ash & Co. Considering all of the amenities Vintners offers, perhaps it's no surprise that its General [...]

By | November 27th, 2020|Sonoma Eateries, Sonoma Stays|Comments Off on Vintners Resort

Three Stars

Check it out .... Took a doc outta the Napa Library the other day that left my head spinning. It’s called Three Stars. Highly recommend a view. Unlike that turgid doc Somm which studied four wine geeks trying to pass the master sommelier program, Three Stars bears repeated viewings because of its incredible contradictions of [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Napa Eateries, Sonoma Eateries|1 Comment

Cochon Volant BBQ

If You Love BBQ... To the Cochon Volant BBQ Smokehouse on Sonoma Hwy where we caught up with chef Gordon Larman who has been dazzling locals with his BBQ for many years... Favorite restaurant in Sonoma besides yours? The Girl and the Fig. Last night’s dinner? The Girl and the Fig’s calamari and potato combo [...]

By | March 6th, 2017|Sonoma Eateries|Comments Off on Cochon Volant BBQ