Not so long ago, being vegetarian meant limited choices for dining out. The bland, steamed vegetable plates or dry, pre-fab mock meatloaves that many restaurants would foist on their unfortunate customers? No thanks.
Modern chefs consider vegetarian and vegan recipes to be fine cuisine, celebrating meatless flavors, textures, and visual appeal as a fun challenge to their talents. In Sonoma County, in particular, the art of eschewing meat is a joy, since so much magical produce grows here. With the freshest, most flavorful ingredients on hand, a chef need merely add a bit of seasoning and style, to draw out the beauty of something as simple as a brussels sprout.
Enjoying a vegetarian/vegan travel adventure in Sonoma County Wine Country offers extra pleasures, too. Visitors can hike the great outdoors, take an insider’s look at where some of the food is grown and produced, and sip vegan wines.
Just pack your satchel, and head to this spotlight destination, the West County, for a taste of one the region’s most productive food regions.