I Love the Smell of Bacon in the Morning.

This last weekend we drove North to stay in Cloverdale, which lies at the Northern edge of Sonoma County in Alexander Valley. It was a chance to relax, stay in a charming Bed & Breakfast, and enjoy wineries outside our usual sphere (Suisun, Sonoma, and Napa Valleys). The major resort in this area is the town of Healdsburg, but we stayed in its lesser known neighbor, Cloverdale. The house a beautiful Victorian within a block of the town’s compact main street. A host with excellent local knowledge, a restful garden, and gourmet breakfast made for a great place to stay. The stuffed French Toast Bread Pudding was an especial treat.

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We visited several tasting rooms over the course of the weekend, including Francis Ford Coppola’s winery. It is odd, I would not make an effort to see a film made by a great vintner, but I went to taste wine from a great film-maker. The booze was indifferent, the food merely serviceable, and the service terrible. The view from our table was good, but even there, it could only manage second place behind the gardens at Ferrari Carano (The second picture below)

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