This weekend Grey and I took a trip to Sonoma County, Ca. It was spectacular.
With a wide array of chocolate, cheese, wine, etc. we probably came back a pound or too heavier, with smiles on our faces nonetheless .We started off by having dinner at The Red Grape in Sonoma, which used to be a feed store. Now, it’s a great little Italian restaurant that has the best pizza (besides homemade) that I have ever tasted. The crust is so thin, and they give the option of getting all organic whole wheat variety. Toppings might include sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, grilled chicken, and calamari olives.
Did you know that the “red grape” is actually a red grape tomato? The waitress informed us after we questioned her about its appearance of a tomato. Many people, especially in wine country, assume it is just a red grape.
One of our favorite locations was the Sonoma Cheese Factory. They have great gelato, salami, balsamic vinegar, espresso, and of course…cheese. Undoubtedly, we saw the classics like pesto and garlic jack. Yum!
But there was something that I had never experienced…Lavender Jack. I had to go in for a taste! If I had to describe it, I’d say: sharp-cheesy-floraly-sweet-homey. If you didn’t get delicious out of that….it was :).
Later that afternoon, we went to the Sonoma County Fair. This is absolutely my favorite fair of all time! There are always such great shows and exhibits. It is just the perfect size so it is not too much of a strain to see it all. The part I was looking forward to the most is the Hall of Flowers. Like most fairs there is a new theme each year that the entire fair is centered around. It is no different for the Sonoma County Fair Hall of Flowers. I enjoy the various exhibits because they are fresh flowers. Take a look at some of the exhibits and beautiful exotic flowers.
…and lots of food.
What does it look like to you?…an alligator maybe?
Have a fan-diddly-tastic day.
Grey and Brianna