Bastille Day 2011
Jul14

Bastille Day 2011

Where to find some great Bastille-Day treats. Costeaux Bakery: The biggest Bastille day festivities are always at Costeaux Bakery in Healdsburg. From 7am to 4pm, the downtown restaurant is awash in pommes frites, escargot, desserts, kids’ Eiffel Tower cookie decorating, and more than a few rolling heads (aka bread boules) and guillotine-sliced baguettes. Keep a sharp eye out for Marie Antoinette and some saucy can-can dancers....

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Rendez Vous Bistro | Santa Rosa
May05

Rendez Vous Bistro | Santa Rosa

Restaurant redemptions are rarer than a $2 steak. Which makes discovery all the sweeter. In its first eighteen months, Santa Rosa’s Rendez Vous Bistro (which opened in March of 2009) was the source of significant Net chatter -- some quite unflattering. Despite a major interior revamp, the restaurant publicly struggled with uneven service and an inconsistent kitchen. Owner Nino Rabbaa, who sunk much of his own wealth into the...

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French Garden | Sebastopol
Mar17

French Garden | Sebastopol

Since 2006, Dan Smith has been on an often Quixotic quest to turn his sprawling Sebastopol eatery, The French Garden, into a Michelin-starred destination restaurant. With it’s own 30-acre bio-intensive farm, Smith’s ample financial backing and a dedicated local following, it’s always had potential for greatness. Its Achiles heel:  The kitchen. A series of top-notch chefs have debuted impressive menus at FG, only to...

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K & L Bistro | Sebastopol
Sep20

K & L Bistro | Sebastopol

K&L Bistro is a cozy French cafe in the heart of Sebastopol that’s long been a Michelin and Zagat favorite. Lunch and dinner menus are similar, featuring well-loved comfort food standards like French onion soup, lemon-butter sole and steak frites as well as crab cakes, charcuterie and a cheese course. Seasonal specials add color, and desserts are simple, can’t-miss affairs that frequently incorporate local fruit....

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Bastille Day 2010

Bastille Day is July 14, 2010. Celebrate avec les amies! Chloe’s French Cafe: Two ooohlala events at Chloe’s. Through this week, the restaurant will serve a special luncheon of Crepe jambon Gruyere with roasted sweet peppers, Salade verte, Parisian style pistachio macaron, a glass of dry Rose wine and complimentary French beret for just $15.95 plus tax. On Saturday, the 17th the cafe hosts a luncheon with live French music...

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