Biteclubbers tipped me off that the former owners of Twisted Vines in Petaluma have opened Twisted 2, an intimate prix fixe dining experience (and happy hour) Thursday through Sundays.
Owners Dick and Julie Warner each play to their own strengths, with Dick (a local wine merchant) focused on the well-curated wine selections and Julie (most recently of Glen Ellen’s Olive & Vine) in the kitchen. There’s a strong focus on line-caught Hawaiian fish along with lots of produce from their own gardens and local producers. Sample four-course enu includes ahi sashimi, escarole Caesar, grilled fish with parsnip potatoes, lamb chops, meyer lemon pudding and flourless walnut cake.
Dinner prices range from around $60pp without wine to $95 with wine. Just want a nibble and a sip? Check out the Happy Hour and a Half from 5 to 6:30 p.m. with wines by the glass and small plates, soup and salads. Reservations recommended, (707) 789-9914, 29F Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma.