A “Trust Me,” tasting menu, where guests say how many courses they want and the kitchen handles the rest, as well as a new garden next door are only a few features that make this wine country restaurant so special. A Sonoma-heavy wine list speaks to that same homegrown ethos.
From The Sommelier: “The wine program at Valette is inspired by the incredible history and diversity of the region that surrounds us. Here, you can explore classic varieties made by the pioneers whose dedication has made Northern California one of the most exciting winegrowing regions in the world, and you can also discover wines made in tiny batches by young winemakers who are experimenting with different grape varieties and unusual techniques. A Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is perfectly comfortable next to a skin-fermented Vermentino, for example. Because this is what we love about California.” —Aaron Garzini, Valette
Dish We Loved: Okinawan sweet potato ‘falafel’ with Valette Estate baby carrots, orange split pea hummus, garlic emulsion, coconut tzatziki