Thursday, April 28, 2016

Unusual eating day

Eastside Road, April 26, 2016—

IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL spring day, just right for a drive in the country with a couple of good friends, exploring the wild mountains above Lake Sonoma and visiting a couple of wineries along the way.

Lunch was picnic-style, out of a cooler and paper bags, and delicious: finnocchiona, mortadella, and rousette de Lyon; bread from Downtown Bakery and Creamery and Preston Farms and Winery; guacamole from Big John's; a bottle of Lou Preston's Rosé. You could spend the whole day at Lou's winery, relaxing with the cats and the bottles, but we had a tour to take.

After which, why not stop off in Healdsburg for a supper? I settled for half a dozen oysters on the half shell — only a few more days until May! — and a share of Lindsey's hord-cooked eggs with salsa verde and those marvelous pickled peppers. And, after a day of wine-tasting,


•Campo Fina, 330 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg; 707-395-4640

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