Sonoma County Restaurant Week Giveawayfeatured

Yess...the Oprah giveaway streak continues! Not to worry, I’m not done with the chocolate yet...but let’s take a brief respite for some food and wine 🙂 The first-ever Sonoma County Restaurant Week begins February 22nd and will run through February 28th (about time, huh?). The seven day event will celebrate Sonoma’s wealth of local, farm-fresh food, sustainable practices, and of course, wine! Some of the county’s best restaurants (the girl & the fig, Dry Creek Kitchen, Zazu, El Dorado Kitchen, just to name a few) will be serving three-course dinner menus at $19, $29, or $39, depending on the restaurant. The good folks at the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau are offering you the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to two of Sonoma’s finest restaurants, the girl & the fig in Sonoma and Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen in Healdsburg.

Rather than bore you with my jibba jabba...I’ll let the mouth-watering food speak for itself.

the girl & the fig: Restaurant Week Menu

Wild Mushroom ‘Vol au Vent’ Local foraged mushroom ragout, shallot & garlic confit, carrots & puff pastry -- Duo of Liberty Farms Duck Sautéed breast & leg confit roulade, caramelized salsify, brussels sprout leaves & blood orange gastrique -- Chocolate Éclair Espresso crème chantilly

Dry Creek Kitchen: Restaurant Week Menu Local Organic Sonoma County Greens Caramelized Goat Cheese, Brioche Croutons, Banyuls-Shallot Vinaigrette or Roasted Red Beet Soup Candied Orange, Toasted Brioche, Rosemary Crème Fraiche -- Mushroom Crusted Tri Tip ‘Steak’ Potato Mousseline, Arugula & Piquillo Salad, Balsamic Reduction or Crispy Skinned Pacific Red Snapper Sautéed Mushrooms, Local Watercress, Mushroom & Cognac Consommé -- Chocolate Fondant Bittersweet Chocolate Ice Cream, Cocoa Streusel, Salted Caramel Sauce Served with Christopher Creek Petite Sirah "Port” Russian River Valley 2007 or Citrus Napoleon Cream, Graham Cracker, Crispy Sweet and Tart Meringue, Lemon-Milk Sherbet Served with Dry Creek Vineyard Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley, Soleil 2005

Hey, wipe that drool off the keyboard. To win (2) $25 gift certificates, one to each restaurant, simply leave a comment here telling me: What does Sonoma County cuisine mean to you? Giveaway deadline is Friday 2/19, 11:59 pm PST. Note: gift certificates do not have to be used during restaurant week. Disclosure: giveaway donation by the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau. Update: Congrats to Michelle, winner of Lick My Spoon’s Sonoma County Restaurant Week Giveaway!

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