Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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I covered the drinking in Calistoga, now onto the food! We ate at Solbar, a Michelin star restaurant that seems to be universally agreed upon as the best restaurant in town among locals. We went indulgent and got a full three courses each. By the end, my Ever wrap dress may or may not have snapped open when I breathed too hard. I admit nothing.

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cedar street tomatoes, house-whipped riccota, gremolata, and mission variety olive oil. Heirloom tomatoes, I will miss thee.

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hawaiian yellowfin tuna carpaccio, avocado-cilantro mousse, ponzu gelee, pickled red plums, and steam bun crisps

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painted hills ranch smoked beef shortribs, halfmoon bay butterbean pico de gallo, beer battered sweet onion, sweet corn

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snake river farms bavette steak, potato chive agnolotti, sauce bordelaise, and garlic creamed leeks

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warm chocolate brioche pudding, bailey's irish cream custard sauce

8 comments:

  1. O...mmm..ggg... drool...slurp...slurp
    The food looks incredible. I wants me some of that yellowfin carpaccio!
    :D

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  2. Shut UP, this all looks so tasty! Oh, that dessert.
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  3. Thank you for such a great review and images of your dinner in Solbar. The cedar street tomato salad is one of our favorites.

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  4. Ohh that chocolate pudding masterpiece would make my day! Everything looks soo good!

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  5. Oh gosh, looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing your pics, Heather:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  6. Avocado cilantro mousse!?! Yea, that's what i'm talking about!

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