Mmm, this pizza was really delicious! I loved the toppings and the spicy honey is what really put it over the top. The crust was pretty good too. It was a little chewy on the edges, but it had a great flavor.
Goat stew with fingerling potatoes, beet salad with walnuts, fried piri-piri potatoes with saffron aioli, bacalhau (salt cod cakes), Achadinha Broncha cheese with honey, smoked duck breast with moscatel glaze, Pacific albacore tuna ceviche. $32 Tasca Tasca, Sonoma CA
This was a great Portuguese restaurant in Sonoma especially since there aren’t a lot of Portuguese restaurants out there! I loved all the different options they had on their menu and I thought that everything we ordered was really tasty. Noms!
This poutine tasted fine I guess. The fries were nice and crisp, but everything was really cold! Everything I ate at this restaurant was really cold actually. I may not be Canadian, but I’ve poutine before and it’s not supposed to be cold. I don’t know about you, but I don’t cold gravy over cold cheese curds is very appetizing.
Caromont Farms fresh chevre (cow, Virginia), Ubriaco aged in red wine (cow, Italy), Brescia taleggio (cow, Italy), pecorino Toscano stagionato (sheep, Italy), Castello d’Albola extra virgin olive oil, whipped local honey butter, red currant jam. Small $15 Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville VA
This cheese plate was decent – I liked the variety. But what really killed it for me was the service. Yes, the back restaurant felt a little stuffy and forced, but one of the servers was such a bitch! Seriously, I never use that word on my blog, but she 100% deserves that title. She surely knew how to completely ruin the guests’ experience! Coming from the Bay Area, we’re kinda spoiled when it comes to wine, food, and service but you would think that smaller wineries at less traveled AVA’s would place a great deal of importance on their customer service to assure return guests. This apparently isn’t the case at Barboursville Vineyards. It appears they have shitty service and don’t happen to care if you ever return!