5 West County Picks to Visit During Sonoma County Restaurant Week
More than 140 restaurants are rolling out the red carpet February 21-March 1 for the 11th annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week. The 10-day celebration is a great time to venture beyond your usual spots and hit up a restaurant you’ve been curious to try. These five West County restaurants are serving up specials worth leaving your comfort zone.
Korbel Delicatessen & Market, Guerneville
$10 Lunch, $5 Sweet Perk
As you turn into Korbel California Champagne Cellars on River Road, you'll find one of the best-kept secrets along the Russian River—the Korbel Delicatessen & Market. Take a relaxing lunch break on their back patio nestled among the redwood trees. Their $10 Restaurant Week Lunch menu includes gourmet sandwiches, handcrafted salads, and a large assortment of sweet treats.
Twist Eatery, Forestville
This spot has been called “the best lunch spot in town” by locals and visitors, alike. Executive Chef Jeff Young and his wife Toni serve up delectable seasonal dishes indoors at the chef’s counter or alfresco on the cozy patio. Their $15 Restaurant Week Lunch menu includes the option between their house salad or stone soup followed by Thai marinated pork steak in a ginger coconut sauce with green onion jasmine rice and asparagus.
Look no further than Guerneville's main street for authentic German food and a beer to go with it! BROT’s $29 Restaurant Week Dinner menu gives diners the option to enjoy a little gem salad or a Bavarian cheese spread to start before choosing between a wild mushroom spätzle or pork schnitzel with jaeger sauce. For dessert, you'll have to pick between the black forest pot de crème or the made-from-scratch mandelkuchen (an almond cake). It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!
Willow Wood Market Café, Graton
The casual charm of Willow Wood Market Café fits perfectly in the cozy town of Graton. Their $29 Restaurant Week Dinner menu consists of hummus & caponata, roasted vegetable ragout, chicken pot pie, butterscotch pot de crème, and a Meyer lemon cheesecake.
Owners, Jim & Michele Wimborough, commit to using local, seasonal and sustainable food products to create memorable Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at Hazel. Their $39 Restaurant Week Dinner menu features a variety of soups and salads to start and the option between a mushroom risotto, roasted chicken, or braised pork shoulder as the main course. A chocolate peanut butter pie, apple crisp, and chocolate pot de crème compete to be chosen for your final course.