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Roselanders are already buzzing about the brand new Amrit Indian Cuisine (443 Dutton, Santa Rosa) that opened last week. The space has been a revolving door for restaurants, most notably the former Trisha’s Lumpia House and most recently a Chinese restaurant. BiteClub hit the $8.99 lunch buffet last week, which included an impressive selection of vegetarian and meaty dishes (lamb, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken) along...
A Divine Affair in Healdsburg serves up Eastern European fare from mom as well as California classics
Reasonable prices. RP/Cotati folks swear by the lunch buffet. 7530 Commerce Blvd., Cotati, (707) 795-1729 www.karmabistro.com
Fleissner is taking her commitment to local and sustainable foods very seriously, which can make for a challenge when folks want out-of-season strawberries or shrimp to show up on the menu.
Two former Napa chefs are stocking their new eatery, Green Grocer in Windsor, almost exclusively with food caught or harvested within 150 miles. Joe and Susanna Rueter opened the gourmet market in late July 2008 with 95% of their inventory coming from local sources. Currently they’re working with folks like Gary Blasi, Sayre, Amstrong, Golden Nectar and Bernier Farms. Joe almost apologies for the fact that some of his pork is from 167 miles away. And the coffee (duh) isn’t local, but its fair-trade. You get the idea.
“Jonathan threw us to the wolves,” says Darren McRonald, who is currently doing double duty as acting GM and head chef. “We learned some hard lessons,” he told BiteClub by phone. Although Waxman’s departure from the restaurant is still unofficial according to McRonald, he is no longer involved in the operations of the restaurant. “Jonathan’s in New York. He’s away too much,” he said.