All-encompassing experience in wine country life. If you want to dine out, this is a selection that won’t entail regret or negative reflection. If you want take-out, equally enchanting and delicious. Wildly impressive menu and wine selection. Beer selection, sure to please as well. One attribute I like about the wine list, its arrangement by price, the fact it entails the ’06 Mayo Sparkling Wine. Oh, beer lovers: Racer 5 on tap! The decor, dark, elegant and calming. I always stay a while, plus a few minutes.
With our drinks, we decided to go with the charcuterie plate, which included flawlessly flavored meats (cured and otherwise), little garlic crostinis, a couple mini-wraps, pickles, and I think even a couple more irresistible bites. Lisa’s new gem in the Skyhawk Village even entails a grocery element, floral section, dessert, coffee, fine cheese, among even more. But there’s a balance when you walk through the doors. You won’t feel overwhelmed. If anything, you’ll be like I was and stay, a while, have a glass or three, enjoy some elegant apps.
Oh, I can’t forget about the pizzas offered. Disturbingly delicious, honestly. And, to accent my obsession with these artisan dinner, or lunch if you want, delights: the price point. Finally, a chef/owner with reason, understanding of the economically harsh period in which we stand.
You know, I could carry on in this article by enumerating all on her menus, how great it is, and it is, all of it. But, what I want to finish with is an expression of relief, how this fits into the wine world I enjoy. There’s a Humanness within Fresh’s walls, while maintaining a reFRESHing strand of elegance. I love how something this exceptional is literally right up the road, on 12 and Mountain Hawk. Respect and gratitude to Chef Hemenway for gifting Sonoma County with such a ambrosial sanctuary. And lastly, enviable hospitality. All attendants, friendly, knowledgeable, not excessively conversational or intrusive, especially the young lady behind the bar last night, Colleen. All in the service industry/hospitality could learn from her practice.
Either way, go pay Chef Hemenway a visit at Fresh, have a relaxing time. Be prepared to stay a while, plus a few minutes, and keep coming back. Sip, sip...