Visitors to Sonoma County and guests at Vintners Inn, a luxurious Sonoma Wine Country hotel in Santa Rosa, can enjoy fresh, delicious fare for breakfast, lunch, or brunch at the new River Vine Café.
The menu by John Ash & Co. restaurant Executive Chef Tom Schmidt showcases seasonal foods and produce from local sources, including the inn’s very own gardens. On weekdays for breakfast, try the Beignets with Chocolate Sauce, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Tom’s Famous Eggs Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, or Steak & Eggs. Weekday lunch patrons will enjoy dishes like Mac 'n Cheese, Tom’s Fish Tacos, Grilled Cheese & Tomato Bisque, Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich, a House Cured and Smoked Corned Beef Rueben, Liberty Duck Bucatini Bolognese, Angus Beef Burger & French Fries, and an array of salads. And don’t forget the desserts, like Carrot Cake or Casey’s Chocolate Brownies. Brunch on the weekends includes a combination of Chef Tom’s favorite dishes above, in addition to a few more surprises.
The elegantly-rustic café features a circular dining room with expansive windows that open onto beautiful vineyards and gardens; a rock fireplace and wood ceiling beams that bring natural elements to create an inviting, warm, and comfortable ambiance; and custom iron ceiling light fixtures and walls sconces that add notes of elegance and grace. The café provides an array of seating options indoors and out, including quaint, smaller dining areas for intimate duos, as well as larger areas for meetings or special events.
Located amid 92 acres of lush vineyards, the acclaimed 44-room Vintners Inn is a California certified green hotel offering deluxe guest rooms and beautifully landscaped grounds with courtyards and fountains. The onsite John Ash & Co. restaurant was the first in Sonoma County to introduce the concept of cooking seasonally with fresh, local foods and produce.
Breakfast: Monday through Friday 7 to 11 a.m.
Lunch: Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.