Darling: adjective; beloved. It’s the word that comes to mind when walking into one of Sonoma Valley’s newest tasting rooms, Hamilton Family Wines.
Author: Christina Tetreault
The Citizen Hotel in Sacramento
Along the bustling downtown streets of Sacramento, you’ll see The Citizen Hotel–and its iconic arch. The 14-floor luxury stay within California’s first skyscraper was built in 1925, paying a tribute to the state’s and nation’s political past.
El Pueblo Inn in Sonoma
Right on the corner of Sonoma Highway and Napa Street, you’ll find a piece of Sonoma’s history. El Pueblo Inn, with a sign illuminating at dusk and decorated by green vines and luscious trees, is a Tuscan-style inn that has been serving guests since 1959.
Winery of the Week: Vaughn Duffy Wines
It’s one part Matt Duffy, one part Sara Vaughn, mixed with passion, grit and a sprinkle of San Francisco Giants team spirit. That’s the secret recipe behind Vaughn Duffy Wines, a Sonoma Valley label known for its rich and diverse Pinot Noirs.
Restaurant of the Week: Chow San Ramon
They call it “American cookery” and not “cuisine.” Why? The chef’s intentional and inviting comfortability in every bite and in every square foot. It’s a key phrase when describing Chow – a well-known and beloved restaurant with a new home in San Ramon bringing comfort food classics and cozy charm back to the Bay Area after a three-year hiatus.
Restaurant of the Week: Greens San Francisco
Greens San Francisco, a restaurant known for “celebrating vegetables,” spares no flavor and leaves no stomach empty with its fully vegetarian menu that’s ever changing through the seasons, depending on California’s rich harvests.
Restaurant of the Week: LITA Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek’s new LITA restaurant (a k a “Bay Area’s Little Miami”), sitting on the corner of Bonanza and Locust Streets, brings Latin Caribbean cuisine and a lively dining experience to the East Bay.
Restaurant of the Week: Marugame Udon
Marugame Udon, the wildly popular Japanese restaurant known for its udon noodles and tempura, is now open at San Ramon’s City Center Bishop Ranch. The buzz of excitement is heard as you walk through the entire shopping center as guests wait in a line wrapped around the corner for a taste of this new place.
Restaurant of the Week: The Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
The Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco’s primary restaurant with rays of sunlight shining through its floor-to-ceiling windows into the lobby, offers a dazzling view for all who arrive at Nob Hill’s landmark hotel.
Graton Resort & Casino in Sonoma County
The 342,000-sq.-ft. Graton Resort & Casino undoubtedly places Rohnert Park as a destination on the map of luxury. A city within dairy and wine country now caters to the booming business of travelers seeking both excitement and pampering.