Restaurants

Review of Bird & The Bottle in Santa Rosa, CA

If you are traveling to either of our Calistoga bed and breakfasts, via Santa Rosa, Bird and The Bottle is a must see for a quick bite or cocktail before heading over the hill.

This new gem is one of the Stark Restaurant Groups latest creations. It features Southern American, Asian and Jewish influenced food in a contemporary and sophisticated back drop. Located just off downtown Santa Rosa, this place is a great option for casual bar dining after a long day at work, or for a more intimate setting on a romantic date night.

I stopped by here after doing some shopping, and was very pleased with the experience I had. You are greeted right away at the front desk with the option of sitting in the bar, dining room or outside on the gorgeous patios. We opted to sit at the bar and grab a few snacks.

The fried chicken skins were hands down my favorite dish. They serve them with sautéed onion, chilis and herbs. It was the perfect balance of flavors and textures. Next, we tried the chicken liver mousse which was accompanied by pickled onions, honey glaze and smoked salt. The preparation on the mousse was very classic with a current twist on the presentation. Other dishes we tried were fried chicken sliders, kimchi deviled eggs and three times fried potatoes.

This style of restaurant is right up my alley because it allows you to try various dishes consisting of an array of cultural influences, techniques, variety of flavors and textures in a casual yet classic setting.

Bird and the Bottle gets a thumb up from me!

Bird and Bottle is located at 1055 4th St. Santa Rosa, CA 95404. Call (707) 568-4000 to make a reservation.

They are open Monday-Thursday 11:30am-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm, Sunday 11:30am-9:30pm, Brunch is Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-2:00pm, Happy Hour is Monday-Thursday & Sunday 3:00-6:00pm

Wine & Dine in Napa Valley

It’s no secret that Napa Valley is known for its incredible local wine and fabulous food. Tourists and locals both enjoy indulging in the best of the best in our neck of the woods. Today we are bringing you details on two of our absolute favorites. Experience culinary perfection at the best value when you stay with us and enjoy these surrounding establishments.

Wine & Dine Package

Add some extra special touches to your Napa Valley retreat with this wonderful package. You can enjoy these elements in just 2 days or space them out throughout your entire stay. It’s up to you! Here’s one way you can enjoy…

  • Arrive at the inn and be greeted by champagne and chocolates. (Value: $35)
  • Head to dinner at Evangeline and have a wonderful meal together at this unique French Bistro. (Value: $100)
  • Enjoy a fabulous breakfast at the inn the next morning.
  • Visit, tour, and savor tastings from Laura Michael Vineyards(Value: $50 for two)
  • Then visit Tank Garage Winery and try what they have to offer. (Value: $50 for two)
  • And finally, stop by von Strasser and Lava Vine Winery for wonderful tastings. (Value: $50 for two)

This is a $285 value for the price of just $129! You won’t find a value this fantastic anywhere else in the area.

How to Get This Package for Free

Stay 3 midweek nights (Monday-Thursday) through the end of August 2017 and receive this Wine & Dine Package for free. Mention Summer Special in the comments of the booking engine when you book online.

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von Strasser & Lava Vine

Get to know one of the best wineries in Napa Valley!

Located in the heart of Calistoga, von Strasser & Lava Vine Winery offers a wide array of varietals in a delightfully casual environment. You can indulge in vineyard designate Cabernet Sauvignon from the Diamond Mountain District AVA. For those looking for a journey in wine, they offer alternative varietals from all over California. We encourage you to let them host you and yours at their brand-new winery!

You can still enjoy 2 free tastings here without the Wine & Dine Package by entering WINEFOR2 in the comments section when you book online through our site, www.lodginginnapavalley.com.

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Evangeline

This French Bistro is an absolute must when you stay with us!

Evangeline’s menu features fresh, fun versions of bistro favorites like Croque Madame and Coq au Vin. Standards such as assiette de fromages  and tour de fruits de mer are given new life in their interpretations by Chef Rios. Most exciting, perhaps, are the ‘instant classics’ of their own making, like beef tartare and Shrimp Etouffee. The menu layout is simple and clear, yet attractive and tempting. The flavors are big, bold, beautiful, and yet sublime–but “subtle” is not an adjective used to describe the food at Evangeline.

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3 Perfect Days in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is so much more than just fabulous wine! There is a lot to enjoy when you stay with us for an unforgettable California getaway.

 

☀️ DAY 1

☀️ DAY 2

☀️ DAY 3

  • Wake after a refreshing night of sleep and savor breakfast at the inn.
  • Take a leisurely stroll around our property and surrounding areas.
  • Head out to Napa Valley Vintners to enjoy some local wine and a picnic!
  • Check out and have a safe trip home.

The French Laundry Restaurant

Thomas Keller’s elegant French Laundry restaurant has recently made its way up to #9 on TripAdvisor’s “Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States” award list. At the French Laundry, the highly skilled chefs and qualified staff pay careful attention to each plate they serve as they are committed to delivering an exciting and memorable meal unique to each visit.

French Laundry Restaurant Wine

An evening at this popular eatery in Yountville, CA is one you will cherish for the rest of your life as you will get to savor a truly one-of-a-kind menu. They serve dinner seven nights a week as well as lunch Friday-Sunday. Jackets are required and no walk-ins are accepted.

  • Lunch reservations: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Dinner Reservations: 5:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

Make an OpenTable Reservation

Being one of the most sought-after dining experiences in the country, this premier destination for French cuisine is in high demand. It is well-worth the wait for a reservation, however, be warned it can be difficult to secure a reservation. It is crucial to plan ahead.

macaroons French Laundry Restaurant

A few of the many satisfied customers on TripAdvisor described their experience at the French Laundry as:

“The Best Restaurant Experience of My Life.” – Read more reviews in TripAdvisor.

You may also attempt to reach a reservationist between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at 707.944.2380.


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