Through a friend who lives in Sonoma, I discovered a quaint and authentic eatery called Cafe La Haye on E. Napa Street in the center of town. If you want to stay healthy & light, they have a few salad options, such as their baby iceberg lettuce with maple glazed bacon, Granny Smith apples and buttermilk blue cheese dressing. They also have a simple organic mixed greens with bosc pear in a banyuls vinaigrette. If you want to be a little more decadent, go for the Lobster with ricotta gnocchi, served with butternut squash & tarragon.
Mains are also a delight with fresh spaghettini with mussels, chorizo, kale and roasted garlic, grilled pork tenderloin with meyer lemon-hazlenut over saffron risotto and broccolini. Also, their dayboat scallops are divine, served in porcini-fennel broth with ricotta gnocchi and melted leeks. I had to go for the Quail although they do a nice ‘fish of the day.’ Their produce is local, from Stone Edge Farm.