the girl & the fig Revisited- Sonoma

Another visit to the girl & the fig confirmed that it’s one of my favorite restaurants in wine country. If I knew more about unsugared food, I’d love to have a restaurant like this — quality Californian/French Bistro food in a homey yet elegant setting.   If I had a list of things I want to do in my life, two of them would be: try everything on the menu (including their cheeses and cocktails) and go to their fig cafe in Glen Ellen, which has some of the same dishes but is supposed to be even homier.  The second goal, at least, is a sure thing.


Rabbit Pappardelle w/ Braised Sonoma Rabbit, Fava Beans, Roasted Garlic, Peas, and Lardons. I couldn’t quite figure out what the sauce was – it turned out that the rabbit is braised in chicken stock, and then the juices released by the rabbit are mixed with mustard to make the sauce. I loved the whole roasted garlic cloves that are mixed into it all. Brilliant. And the lardons were just a perfect touch of elusive smokiness.  I like pappardelle a lot, too — how it’s ever so slightly meaty at first in strength, and yet breaks down so nicely.

Duck Confit

Duck Confit w/ Roasted Potatoes, Olives, Wilted Greens, Capers, & Sonoma Mustard Vinaigrette.


And that Burger again.  Top Sirloin Burger w/ (Chad’s choice of) Cambozola Cheese, Grilled Onions, and Matchstick Fries.

3 Responses to “the girl & the fig Revisited- Sonoma”

  1. kalyn Says:

    All this food looks amazing.

  2. Helen Says:

    I’ve been day dreaming about the dishes you post here for months. We finally got tix for SF for the end of september. I can’t wait. I just took a look at the Girl and the Fig website and it looks like they have some very cute cottages too. Your blog is so helpful in planning our trip. Thanks 🙂

  3. Nina Says:

    kalyn – Thank you 🙂

    Helen – Congratulations on getting the tickets! I had no idea that the girl & the fig has cottages — they look so cute. I just told my boyfriend about them, and he said that if only they had room service prepared by the restaurant, we’d stay there ourselves. 🙂

    Feel free to ask me any questions about wine country, too; or if there are any places that you’re curious about, I can check them out. September should be an excellent time in wine country — just the end of tourist season and crush is during that time, too.

    And I still have the meme on my list of posts to do! It’ll be posted soon. 🙂

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