Honeymoon: Sonoma, CA – The Girl and the Fig

15 Aug

After our pretty epic meal at The French Laundry, we took the day pretty easy and relaxed on the porch of a winery (in our new favorite wine AVA: Lost Carneros).  We then went into the town of Sonoma and decided that it was time for a break from being tourists and went to see a movie (Monsters University to be exact).  Even though our earlier meal was amazing, by the time 9pm rolled around, we found ourselves a bit in need of some more food.

A friend had recommended The Girl & The Fig, and since it was right in town, we went for it.

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We wound up sitting in the patio out back, which was quite lovely. (Except the sun was setting, so the pictures aren’t all that great… apologies in advance)

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I really enjoyed the whimsical decorations.

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Every table was set with olives and these… things… (still not positive what exactly they are… anyone know?)

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And, of course, what is a honeymoon meal without some good alcohol?  I got the fig kiss and I absolutely loved it.  It was made with figcello di sonoma, st~germain elderflower liqueur, and cranberry juice. Not too sweet and a nice way to end a great day.

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We began with the pastis-scented steamed mussels with frites: garlic, leeks, herbs, grilled bread.   These were good but not overly memorable.

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Though the fries were perfectly crispy and seasoned very well.

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I started with the soup of the day. And what it was? I cannot recall. But I remember it was earthy and very good.

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Mike got the burger with a farm egg on top.  The burger itself was very well cooked and seasoned and had great flavor. The egg on top pushed the burger up a notch.

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I went with the duck confit (anyone have a count on the number of times I ordered confit during this honeymoon?)  It came with spinach spaetzle, red pearl onions, carrots, and walnut vinaigrette.  This was a very, very good confit with a nice crisp skin and delicate flavors.  The accompanying spaetzle, onions, and carrots all went very well with the duck.

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Our meal here was great, but after all we had over the previous 2 weeks, and the earlier tasting menu, it seems to have washed into a blur.

I would absolutely go back if (when) I’m in the area again.

Total Nom Points: 7 out of 10

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3 Responses to “Honeymoon: Sonoma, CA – The Girl and the Fig”

  1. Brocka August 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm #

    Those things are capers

    • NYC Nom Nom August 15, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

      THANK YOU!!!

  2. LKPNYC August 18, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Caper berries- yum!!

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