January 19th, 2011

Sarah Goes To lunch in Sonoma.

Two lunch ideas, both in Glen Ellen, for those cruising Hwy 12 enjoying Sonoma’s many delights. Pop into the Glen Ellen Village Market (off Arnold Dr.) and create a picnic lunch before heading to one of the many parks in the area. There’s a deli in the back. Pick a sandwich straight from the case or make your own. Chips, a drink, and you’re in business. If indoor dining is more your speed I would recommend The Fig Café and Wine bar. I stopped in for a quick bite on a Saturday afternoon and was in and out in just over half an hour. Right in the heart of Glen Ellen, the café is airy and bright. The dining room possesses a relaxed atmosphere. Suggesting that many were enjoying an idle lunch with pressing thoughts of afternoon winery visits their greatest concern. Ah, vacations in wine country. The menu that day was all brunch. The usual suspects made an appearance: French toast, an extensive number of omelets, corned beef hash, with steak and eggs, pizzas, and salads for variety. I went for the Croque Madame. It arrived looking scrumptious and fragrant with nutmeg. Two pieces of Texas sized brioche sandwiched paper thin slices of ham and gruyere. The cherry on top, an egg that comes perched atop the sandwich which is then toasted until said egg hits the set side of quivering. All of this was blanketed by a rich, but light béchamel sauce.