The year a wine was produced can dramatically increase its value, especially if it came from an era when bottles were still made from leopard pelt. Taste the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $75 for a three-course dinner for two (up to a $150 total value)
- $145 for a three-course dinner for four (up to a $300 total value)
Each dinner includes the following per diner:
- One appetizer (up to a $17 value), such as the pan-seared diver scallop with saffron butter
- One entrée (up to a $38 value), such as the butter-poached halibut or cocoa-nib-crusted rack of lamb
- One glass of wine (up to a $10 value)
- One dessert (a $10 value), such as the hazelnut praline
- See the complete dinner menu.
Restaurant at Applewood
At Restaurant at Applewood, gourmet Californian cuisine sings of all things local and sustainable, earning the eatery a Michelin star in 2011 and 2012, and top Zagat ratings to this day. Chefs Ty Taube and Shelley Cerneant have imbued their cooking philosophy with green practices, plucking organic herbs and vegetables from an onsite garden and collecting fresh eggs from their own hen house. Guests travel long distances to savor robust dishes such as king salmon crudo, galia melon gazpacho, or house-made rabbit sausage while relaxing in a chic country-inn hideaway among the redwoods.
Meet the Chefs
|Ty Taube: Fisherman and Forager||Shelley Cerneant: Ethnobotonist|
|A second-generation forager, Taube combs the woods for rare and delectable mushrooms to accent his dishes. He's an avid fisherman, too, and can often be seen kayaking along the Sonoma coast, casting lines for salmon and cod.||In 2012, Cerneant joined the rarefied ranks of female chefs who've earned Michelin stars. She draws on a background in ethnobotany to enhance her dishes, tending an herb garden just steps away from her kitchen.|
The Romance of Sonoma Wine Country
In keeping with the spirit of Sonoma County, a pages-long wine list complements the consistently fresh dishes that Cerneant and Taube prepare. Diners sit back and swirl their choice vintage as they look out over the courtyard near a stone fireplace. With decor that's simultaneously reminiscent of a French barn and an Italian Villa, Restaurant at Applewood cultivates an old-school ambiance alongside its forward-looking use of solar energy and refusal to rely upon imported mountain breezes.
What some people are buzzing about:
“excellent service and delicious food!”
“Excellent food and service!”
“Tips for others? Go here! The atmosphere was quiet and lovely. The food was absolutely delicious. We had a wonderful meal.”