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Sonoma County Restaurant Week 2018

Dine at Sazón this Sonoma County Restaurant Week for authentic Peruvian cuisine.

It’s a dream shared by many hungry diners – to eat our way through all the marvelous restaurants in Sonoma Wine Country. The temptations seem endless, ranging from California cuisine, to Japanese, French, classic American, Italian, German, Peruvian, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Kiwi, Latin American, Mexican, Vietnamese, Chinese, Greek and Thai… all united by the best local ingredients and a commitment to farm-to-table cooking.

With such a richness of restaurants, it might seem a bit overwhelming. Thus, as an oh-so-noble public service, we are proud to present the 9th Annual Sonoma County Restaurant Week.

Actually, brand new this year, the celebration lasts more than a week. Running March 2 through 11, 2018, it’s now expanded to ten days of feasting. And making everything easier for you to dine out as much as you like, you’ll enjoy even more delicious discounts offered by more than 120 eateries.

It’s all just part of our efforts to make your dining dreams come true, as you can experience and indulge with specially priced three-course dinners for $19, $29, or $39, plus two-course lunches for $10 or $15.

Plan on eating a lot of excellent food. In fact, each year, friendly competitions spring up between diners, seeing who can visit the most restaurants. Some hardcore eaters actually take time off work, and travel to Sonoma County to explore exceptional meals every day through the promotion.

These are sumptuous spreads from top eateries, like both Barndiva and  Barndiva Gallery & Bar in Healdsburg offering a $39 dinner menu, or the acclaimed Canneti Roadhouse Italiana with a $15 lunch and $39 dinner menu. These are upscale menus, most with multiple choice offerings. 

Barndiva Gallery, for example, tempts this year with this mouthwatering lineup: 

First Course: (choose one)
French Onion Soup: garlic crouton & Swiss gratin
Bibb ‘n' Blue: Bibb lettuce, Hobbs bacon, Pt. Reyes blue cheese, crouton

Second Course: (choose one)
Sonoma Duck Leg Confit: frisee lardon, Angerer Farms hen egg
Salmon Grenobloise: sautéed spinach, lemon, caper, parsley butter

Third Course:
Crème Fraiche Panna Cotta: Florentine cookie, huckleberry

Just a few other top names include the popular Hana Japanese Restaurant in Rohnert Park, Zazu Kitchen & Farm in Sesbastopol, Café La Haye in Sonoma, Valette  in Healdsburg, and the girl & the fig in Sonoma.

Check back often for more restaurants and full menus as they are posted.

This is a great way to explore new restaurants, too, such as the recently opened Gravenstein Grill  in Sebastopol, offering a $15 lunch or $39 dinner, or the just opened Bibi's Burger Bar in Santa Rosa, with a $15 lunch and $29 dinner.

Even the lowest price plates impress, such as the $15 lunch at Sazon Peruvian in Santa Rosa.

Sazon Peruvian's Restaurant Week Menu will include:

(one selection)
Macaroni al la Hauncaína
Traditional macaroni & cheese with a Peruvian twist! Made with our famous Hauncaína sauce and Linguica sausage topped with plantain chip crumbs and parmesan cheese
2 Wonton puffs with wild Dungeness crab, shrimp, cream cheese, red bell pepper and chives
Ensalada de la Casa
Spring Mix Salad, tomato, mozzarella cheese, olive,
plantain chips, hard-boiled egg, purple corn vinaigrette

(one selection)
Ají de Gallina
Pulled chicken stew in a Ají Amarillo cream sauce, Yukon gold potato, hard-boiled egg,
walnuts on top, served with steamed rice
Pan con Cangrejo y Palta
Wild Dungeness crab and avocado, tomato, Huacatay sauce and mozzarella cheese on a open toasted ciabatta
(2) Tacos de Pescado
Plantain crusted tilapia tacos, avocado slices, salsa fresca, Huancaína sauce

For the best results in taking on the nearly 20-city tour, a strategy is in order. Even that is easy, however, thanks to the handy planning programs available online.

You can sort by cities and/or price, with each restaurant listing its special menu. As a new feature, you can even make your reservations with a simple mouse click. For reservations browse Sonoma County Restaurant Week listings and click on "Book Now" for OpenTable reservations or "View Website".

And reservations are recommended, especially on weekend nights. Last year, more than 16,000 meals were served from the special prix-fixe menus, with about 25 percent of patrons coming from outside of Sonoma County to score the deals.

Bon appetit!

Details: www.sonomacountyrestaurantweek.org

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