Ahhh, Valentine's Day...the veritable sweetheart day that arrives annually, ready or not. Set aside for romance, flowers, music, perhaps a cozy fire...but, along with it, comes the daunting task of figuring out a sexy menu for two. Not a problem when Lambert Bridge Winery and Chef Bruce Riezenman put their considerable pairing skills together and create the ultimate luscious offering for your seductive pairing.
Put the apron away and retire your whisk for now (no one likes a tired sweetheart) and head to Healdsburg for the most romantic treat of all. Fall in love with the bucolic vineyard hills, the quaint but oh-so-hip plaza with abundant shopping, art galleries and acclaimed restaurants, then take your special someone to the gorgeous candlelit redwood Barrel Room at Lambert Bridge; tastings available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 am, 1 pm & 3:30 pm by reservation (try to get in a hello to the resident sommelier, Summer Jeffus while you're there). Enjoy their expertly paired unique flights with artisan small bites, prepared by Chef Riezenman, owner of Park 121 restaurant, Park Avenue Catering Co., and a foremost speaker on the subject of food & wine pairing (he's even developed an app for it: pairit! with over 1,000 dishes and 20,000 pairings).
This experience is sure to please your special someone. Then impress them again by preparing some of the delights of your day in Healdsburg at home, with their inspired menu. Valentine's Day will give new meaning to a perfect pair.