Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sonoma Day 4 - North to Healdsburg

Tuesday was a rainy day here in Sonoma. After a lazy morning around the house, we drove over to drop in on Sheana Davis at her Epicurean Connection shop on Highway 12 just outside of Sonoma (look for the Rocket Cafe sign) where Sheana introduced us to some local celebrities, showed us around the shop and treated us to coffee cake and coffee.

Then Sheana had to kick us out since she need to rush off to give some advice to a new cheese maker in the area.

Sadly, Olivia had to head back home so we said our goodbyes and she and Patrick headed south for San Francisco. The rest of us drove north to Healdsburg, about an hour’s drive from Sonoma.

It was still raining when we got to Healdsburg, so we took a quick walk around the Square then ducked into the Kendall-Jackson tasting room where we sampled some of their offerings while we waited for a table to open up at the Charcuterie Restaurant next door.

Then it was back to Sonoma.

In the evening we stopped by the somewhat soggy Tuesday farmers market in the Square for some veggies, then walked over to the Red Grape to pick up some pizza and pasta to take home (including, at Sheana’s suggestion, the Pasta Dagmar - Caggiano's spicy Italian sausage, fresh tomato, mushrooms, provolone and parmegiano with pasta shells). We consumed it all while watching a very satisfying Suns victory over the Lakers, and, of course, Cece.

Today looks like it will be a much nicer day weather-wise and we will see what it brings.

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