CHECK INTO THESE LUXURY HOTELS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND SONOMA, CALIFORNIA

Jared Paul Stern | Maxim | Jan 2022

CHECK INTO THESE LUXURY HOTELS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND SONOMA, CALIFORNIA

Jared declined to actually visit Folktable during his visit (he told us he never eats lunch…), but we pushed him to include mention of it regardless, which he did here: “And anyone who knows the area will direct you to Folktable at Cornerstone Sonoma. Last year the Michelin Guide added Folktable to its California list of Bib Gourmand picks. Quite a feat considering the casual eatery opened during the pandemic. Of course it has something to do with the fact that Top Chef star Casey Thompson is at the helm; her seasonal menu “represents some of the most modern, innovative wine country cuisine in the San Francisco Bay Area,” as the experts have it.Pictured above is Thompson’s take on the classic lobster roll.  “Housed within a charming outdoor marketplace is a kitchen brimming with ideas,” as the Michelin men put it. “To wit—beef tartare is ground to order and served on hash browns; while broccoli is grilled, then showered with puffed rice, Thai basil and maple tahini.”

Bird and the Bottle, in Santa Rosa, California on Thursday, January 21, 2016. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)