The Michelin Guide released its 2017 dining guide and we couldn’t be more excited that now four of our most beloved Sonoma County restaurants have been honored with Michelin stars. The relatively recent addition of Single Thread to the Sonoma dining scene has seen the county elevated and it now proudly hold 5 Michelin Stars, with Chef Kyle Connaughton being awarded 2 stars at the first time of asking!
Nothing completes a day of wine tasting like the unbeatable charm and elegance of a glass of wine and an incredible dinner in the perfect setting–with a backdrop of the sunsets that Sonoma County is famous for. Creative menus, fresh seasonal ingredients and dedication to the “farm-to-fork” philosophy are the roots of dining in Sonoma. After a wine tour, indulge in a Michelin-starred dining experience like no other.
Single Thread – Two Michelin Stars
131 North St.,
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Fine dining in Sonoma County often draws on both tradition and innovation to produce the best possible vintages, the finest dishes, and unbeatable food-and-wine pairings. SingleThread is a fine example: the restaurant farms its own produce, honey, meat, and olive oil on five acres near the Russian River Valley, but also works with craftsmen and artisans to create a unique atmosphere at their dining room in downtown Healdsburg. This combination of meticulous care and curated ingredients results in customized, eleven-course meals, in addition to both an extensive wine list and pairing options. Your dining experience at the Michelin-starred Single Thread starts on the rooftop patio and works its way to a table; in fact, each reservation is for three hours, so plan ahead!
Terrapin Creek Café – One Michelin Star
1580 Eastshore Road,
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
The Michelin-starred Terrapin Creek Cafe is way out on the stunning Sonoma coast, but has set itself at the crossroads of delicious, affordable and responsible dining. They have brought comfort food to a new level, featuring world cuisine made from the regional delights of the season. Since opening in 2008, Terrapin Creek has been committed to using only the highest quality seasonal ingredients. At their raw bar, guests can select a full spread, from oysters and carpaccio to entree plates, and well as artisan cheeses and desserts. Every bite reflects a personal relationship with Bay Area farmers and producers.
Madrona Manor – One Michelin Star
1001 Westside Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Madrona Manor is a landmark mansion that has been welcoming guests since 1881. In 1981, it was renovated to its current world-class incarnation, and in 1987 the manor was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests today indulge the senses with inventive cuisine and impeccable service against a beautiful backdrop. The award winning wine list features local favorites. The chefs and kitchen staff maintain an extensive organic vegetable garden, orchards and greenhouse, which are open to guests. The rich Sonoma County culture of wine and food are on display with every plate and garden-inspired cocktail. After a day of wine tasting, you’ll appreciate this elegant, candlelit, old-world experience at the Michelin-starred Sonoma County restaurant.
Farmhouse Inn & Restaurant – One Michelin Star
7871 River Road,
Forestville, CA 95436
The Farmhouse Restaurant is the cornerstone of the Farmhouse Inn–a humble yet elegant setting. The approachably sophisticated atmosphere is a complement to the seasonal dishes and local array of fine Sonoma County wines. The restaurant produces its own food and sources ingredients from local artisan producers for an always-changing menu that reflects the seasons. With a master sommelier on staff, the wine program is always on point and ready to perfectly enhance the dining experience and the waitstaff at the Michelin-starred Farmhouse Inn and Restaurant is excellent. The decor features old barn wood and aged stone that mix into murals depicting scenes from generations of family farmers. This timeless and romantic environment beckons visitors to return over and over.
Sonoma County is as known for its epic views and world renowned wines as it is for its epicurean adventures. The Michelin Guide is a hallmark for quality, and we are excited to introduce you to dining experiences at these exceptional restaurants. We are delighted to take you on a Sonoma discovery of wine tasting, touring and dining.