Get Your Italian Brunch at Vignette in Sebastopol
Sunday brunch is a Sonoma Wine Country tradition — sleeping in late, followed by a long, leisurely meal with a glass or few of wine.
Where to dine? How about the new Sunday Brunch at Vignette in Sebastopol’s Barlow culinary and arts center?
Chef-owner Mark Hopper has just rolled out the feast, served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and featuring dishes like smoked salmon and avocado on toasted sprouted seed loaf ($8), wood-fired local egg frittata with capers, red onion, and arugula ($13), or olive toast, dressed in marmalade and lots of butter ($6).
He puts his wood-fired oven to use, for pizza like smoked salmon with potatoes, scrambled eggs and dill cream ($18), or olive oil preserved tuna with tomatoes, olives, and arugula ($17). And this sounds marvelous — fancy Ham & Eggs of soft scrambled eggs, mortadella, wilted greens, and toasted pistachios ($12).
As seasons and the chef’s whims change, so will the menu. There will often be extras, too, like live music in the grassy courtyard, and specialty quaffs like mimosas ($10).
And no one will fault you if, after such an experience, you settle back home for a Sunday nap.
6750 McKinley St., (The Barlow), Sebastopol, 707-861-3897, vignettepizzeria.com. vignettepizzeria.com.