BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN THE BAY AREA: WHERE TO GO FOR MOTHER’S DAY IN MARIN AND BEYOND

BEST BRUNCH SPOTS IN THE BAY AREA: WHERE TO GO FOR MOTHER’S DAY IN MARIN AND BEYOND

There is no time like the present to celebrate spring and our collective emergence from never-ending pandemic lockdowns. Get out there (safely, of course) and eat, support NorCal restaurants and honor Mom and anyone else who made through winter to breathe in the fresh air of the season. Sante!
NEW ON THE MENU: PAN-ROASTED STEELHEAD WITH POMEGRANATE AND SALSA VERDE

NEW ON THE MENU: PAN-ROASTED STEELHEAD WITH POMEGRANATE AND SALSA VERDE

For this dish, Matt D’Ambrosi, chef of Blue Ridge Kitchen at The Barlow outdoor marketplace in Sebastopol, Calif., plates roasted steelhead trout with charred and creamed Brussels sprouts and kale, along with potatoes that have been boiled, chilled, smashed and then fried until crispy. 

He also makes a gastrique with pomegranate juice and pink peppercorns cooked down with sugar and vinegar, He said the sweet-and-sour sauce complements the fish well and also goes nicely with the cream in the vegetables. he adds pomegranate seeds for acidity and crunch, and then finishes the dish with an Italian salsa verde made with capers, parsley, lemon, garlic, shallot, olive oil and a little Parmesan cheese. 

“The salsa verde is great because it adds a fresh, herbaceous essence that complements both the gastrique and the cream sauce,” he said. 

WHERE TO GET THE BEST PANCAKES IN SONOMA COUNTY

WHERE TO GET THE BEST PANCAKES IN SONOMA COUNTY

From classic fluffy ones served up with eggs and bacon to carrot cake and supersize versions, here are some of our favorite pancakes right now. 

From ancient Romans to millennial brunchers, pancakes have long been a favorite breakfast-time tunny-warmer – and mimosa accomplice…

Best Newcomer- Blue Ridge Kitchen, Sebastopol: Carrot cake pancakes are made with carrot and apple souffle, cream cheese poppy-seed glaze, golden raisins, candied pecans, and smoked maple syrup…

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