Tuesday, June 22

Eat + Drink @ Russian River

I couldn't agree more with the web address imperative: eatatboon.com
The new little gem of a bistro in Guerneville, CA on the Russian River, boon eat + drink is enough motivation for me to hit the Armstrong Redwoods trails more often

-- especially, now that I know there's a place serving great grub and a nice glass of (local) wine at the end of the day!

Like its sister property the boon hotel + spa (just around the corner), the decor is simple, clean & modern.

Our server was sweet, friendly, eager to please and absolutely adorable -- no photo available.

I do, however, have photos of the fab food we ate, including this creamy burrata with beet pesto and lightly salted, grilled bread.

The flash fried polenta sticks w/ marinara were super crispy, light and buttery.

The chilled cucumber buttermilk soup was just perfect for a balmy evening.

I love all things salad in summertime. This one has all of the essential elements: garden-fresh, tender greens + creamy Pt. Reyes blue + sweet cherries + toasted pumpkin seeds and a slightly tangy tarragon vinaigrette.

If you haven't tried a braised pork belly that's been flash fried as the finishing touch, I suggest you do so post-haste! (Yes, even YOU, my Jewish + Muslim + Vegetarian friends who make the exception for bacon).

Good ol' Humphrey Slocombe ice cream is one of the few imports to the restaurant (all the way from SF). It tops not only these warm fresh fruit cobblers, it adorns the already anointed 'signature' fudge brownie with sea salt with their McEvoy olive oil ice cream.

If you're in the area, follow the imperative to eat + drink at boon! And if you aren't nearby, I suggest you consider a road trip.


  1. that pork belly looks insane! i'll definitely keep this place in mind if i'm ever up in that area.

  2. i always get so hungry looking at your blog, i wish i could travel with you in your pocket and could eat the crumbs off your table :-)