Sonoma Summer Solstice

Squash FlowersSummertime here in Wine Country brings on the visitors who had not yet ascended upon this little town nestled in the ancient “Valley of the Moon” during the quiet, grayer, damper winter months. In fewer than four months, the backdrop has intensified, the landscape no longer barren. Fruit is heavy on the vine adorned by billows of chartreuse grape leaves, transporting us into a French Impressionist painting or a Tuscan movie set.

We are awarded with the summer season’s burst of Farmers’ Markets brimming with baby veggies, ripe stonefruit, grassy herbs, juicy berries, wild mushrooms, Quail, local trout – a virtual Cornucopia fit for a King! The glorious beauty of the Vines surrounds us, hypnotizes us and inspires us to find that perfect bottle of wine to accompany the perfect outdoor meal.

Seasonal Valley Staples
  • Chilled Provencal Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
  • Skewered Peach, Basil and Bocconcini Mozzarella with White Balsamic Drizzle
  • Broccoli

  • Grilled Fig and Pancetta Salad with Port Vinaigrette
  • Cucumber Soup with fresh Dungeness Crab and Dill yogurt
  • Raw Tri-color Beet Salad over Baby Field Greens, Pinot Noir Vinaigrette
  • Farfalle Pasta with Arugula, Chickpeas Celery Leaves, Toasted Breadcrumbs & Pecorino and finished with Roasted lemon Olive Oil and Fromage Blanc
  • Cannellini Bean Salad with Marinated Artichokes, Roasted Peppers, Sage
  • Summer Corn Risotto with Green Onion, Chives and Lemon Thyme
  • Woven Zucchini,Yellow Squash Ricotta Tart with Savory Herbs
  • Pearl Couscous Tossed with French Olives, Garlic Olive Oil and Oregano
  • Summer Variety of Radishes with Anchovy Butter and Sea Salt
  • Melon Balls with Muscat
  • Fresh Summer Fruit Tartlets