Travel Itineraries

Dining Discoveries

Sonoma County

Mirepoix, Windsor

Located in a charming home in downtown Windsor, Executive Chef Matthew Bousquet creates traditional French Bistro food with a distinct twist. General Manager Bryan D. Bousquet’s gracious cordiality influences all aspects of front of the house service and wine program. Together they provide an outstanding dining experience.

275 Windsor River Rd.
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone:  (707) 838-0162


Central Market, Petaluma

Slow Food, Good Served.  Central Market found a home in 2003 in the handsome circa 1920 brick Maclay Building, located adjacent to the Petaluma River in the heart of historic downtown Petaluma. Tony Najiola, owner and chef, rediscovered and tastefully integrated the turn of the century interior into a contemporary yet rustic showcase designed to compliment Central Market’s excellent and unpretentious dining fare.

42 Petaluma Boulevard North
Petaluma, CA  94952


Mendocino County

Patrona Bistro and Wine Bar- Ukiah,

Patrona has an extensive wine list to accompany a menu that offers both classic and contemporary cuisine made with organic, local & seasonal ingredients.

130 W. Standley Street,

Ukiah, CA 95482



St. Orres, Gualala

St. Orres is a unique sanctuary nestled in the towering redwoods and pines on the Mendocino Coast. A stunning Russian-style building, complete with two domed towers, St. Orres lies 1 1/2 miles north of Gualala on Highway 1. The complex was built in 1972 with century-old timbers salvaged from a nearby mill. The restaurant is open for dinner only. The menu is inspired by Pacific Northwest cuisine and includes wild boar, pheasant, venison, quail, and rack of lamb.

36601 Coast Highway 1

P.O. Box 523

Gualala CA 95445
Phone: 707.884.3303

Lake County

Blue Wing Saloon & Café, Upper Lake

Right alongside the renovated Tallman Hotel, the re-established Blue Wing Saloon & Cafe specializes in Comfort Food with a California Twist. Customers can take one of many seats outside near the garden and fountain in the fresh air, or opt for the beautiful interior at a table or the striking handcrafted walnut bar, reminiscent of the era when the original Blue Wing Saloon was a popular watering hole - from the 1880s to Prohibition. Open for Lunch and dinner.

9520 Main Street

Upper Lake, CA



The Saw Shop Gallery Bistro Dine al fresco, Kelseyville

On the wraparound porch or inside where walls of the circa-1902 building are festooned with local art. Complemented by a wine list knowledgeably crafted by owner Marie Beery, the menu features an eclectic selection of appetizers, entrees, and for smaller appetites, small plates. And its not over until the customers say so each night. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations recommended.

3825 Main Street

Kelseyville, CA



Humboldt County

Samoa Cookhouse, Samoa

Every large or small logging or mill operation in the redwood country had a cookhouse. It was the hub of life in the temporary community, if it was in the woods. If it was located in a substantial settlement, it served as a "community center". If the cookhouse was set up to serve fifteen or twenty men in a shingle bolt camp, often a woman and her husband, with a helper or two called bullcooks, flunkeys or cookees, handled the cooking and serving. If the boarders numbered in the hundreds, a staff of dozens of men and women carried the demands of the task. "Come and get it!" was a familiar cry heard by millmen and brawny-armed longshoremen at the Hammond Lumber Company cookhouse - now the Louisiana-Pacific Samoa Cookhouse - at the beginning of the century. When "quitting" whistles blew, the men were more ready to sit down to a big meal.

511 Vance Rd.

Samoa, Ca



Avalon & Moonstone Grill, Trinidad

Nestled on the Coastline our restaurant offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and wonderfully prepared food of many varieties. Reservations are recommended.

100 Moonstone Beach Road

Trinidad, CA

(707) 677-1616

525 S. Main St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
Main: 866-goMendo Fax: 707-462-7598
Email: [email protected]

Dining Discoveries

California Welcome Center
Mendocino County
California Lake
California Redwood Coast
Del Norte County