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Michelin Guide 2010: French Laundry Tops Again

FrenchLaundry3.jpgMichelin's 2010 San Francisco Bay & Wine Country Guide is being released today. Not surprisingly, the French Laundry in Yountville earned three stars for the fourth consecutive year.  Three stars denote "exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey" and I'm sure anyone that has dined at the French Laundry would agree. 

Of course, other restaurants around Napa and Sonoma Wine Country boast fabulous food as well and were recognized with two stars "excellent cuisine, worth a detour" or one star "a very good restaurant in this category". Take a look at the list below.

Perfect Patios

williseafood.jpgBy Deirdre Bourdet

The heat is on! And few things are more glorious than summer dining alfresco in wine country. I offer only three recommendations here because there are far too many fabulous patios than I can do justice to in the space permitted.

Willi's Seafood & Raw Bar just off Healdsburg's main square has a blissfully shaded garden patio on which to sample their delectable and different small plates. Tuna tartare--normally a snore-inducing must-skip item for me--goes in an entirely new and awesome direction here with cashews and slivered chilies in a cool coconut milk sauce, served atop crispy taro chips. Pumpkin seed-cilantro pesto takes bacon-wrapped scallops to new levels of delicious depravity. If it hits triple digits on the patio, move inside to the bar and have Bob the bartender (or one of his compatriots) cool you down with a cucumber martini.