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.
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)
I really enjoyed the whimsical decorations.
Every table was set with olives and these… things… (still not positive what exactly they are… anyone know?)
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.
We began with the pastis-scented steamed mussels with frites: garlic, leeks, herbs, grilled bread. These were good but not overly memorable.
Though the fries were perfectly crispy and seasoned very well.
I started with the soup of the day. And what it was? I cannot recall. But I remember it was earthy and very good.
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.
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.
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