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The girl & the fig Closing Sister Restaurant ESTATE

The girl & the fig Closing Sister Restaurant ESTATE

| July 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The rustic Italian restaurant is located at 400 West Spain Street in Sonoma, just a short walk from the heart of Sonoma Square (and the girl and the fig). They are closing their doors because Darius Anderson, owner of Ramekins Culinary School and Event Center next door to ESTATE, purchased the building and will be taking over the property October 1st. There are no current plans to relocate the restaurant.

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The girl & the fig’s Braised Baby Artichokes

The girl & the fig’s Braised Baby Artichokes

| July 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you enjoyed the Crispy Artichoke Chip recipe I posted earlier this week, then I am about to blow your mind. While that recipe can very well stand on its own, it was really meant as a garnish for this one. Seriously, this is the dish for the artichoke connoisseur. By braising the artichokes, Chef John Toulze really showcases the earthy and sweet flavors found in baby artichokes. And somewhat surprisingly, the artichoke chips are just as flavorful but also very light and airy.

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The girl & the fig’s Crispy Artichoke Chips

The girl & the fig’s Crispy Artichoke Chips

| July 24, 2012 | 6 Comments

I made this heavenly snack with Sondra Bernstein and her business partner Chef John Toulze when we hung out for the day back in May. I had been touring California, and both John and Sondra were generous enough to spend some time with me. Not only did I get to tour their biodynamic farm, but I also got to cook with John, partake in some of their signature cocktails like this Lavender Mojito all while charging my borrowed Chevy Volt!

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The girl & the fig’s Lavender Mojito

The girl & the fig’s Lavender Mojito

| June 11, 2012 | 2 Comments

A culinary staple of Sonoma County is Sondra Bernstein’s the girl & the fig, which is why it was my pleasure to spend the day farming, cooking and eating with the self-proclaimed “fig girl” herself. This lovely and fresh Lavender Mojito is just one of the many cocktails we made using biodynamically farmed ingredients from their plot at Imagery Estate Winery, located in Glen Ellen.

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Check, Please! Bay Area: Rhea’s Market and Deli, Sauce, the girl & the fig

Check, Please! Bay Area: Rhea’s Market and Deli, Sauce, the girl & the fig

| September 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

The sixth episode of season six features these restaurants: Rhea’s Market and Deli (San Francisco), Sauce (San Francisco) and the girl and the fig (Sonoma).

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Brunch Nirvana: the girl & the fig

Brunch Nirvana: the girl & the fig

| May 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

Brunch Nirvana at the girl & the fig in Sonoma: Balsamic Bloody Mary, Grass-fed Steak Tartar, Duck Confit & Potato Hash, and Stuffed Brioche French Toast

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