Russian River Spotlight:
Applewood Inn Restaurant
Northern California's Applewood Inn offers world-class fine dining in their delightfully upscale restaurant. The restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Star (2012) for the second year in a row.
APPLEWOOD INN, RESTAURANT & SPA
13555 Rte. 116, Guerneville, CA
• Go direct to website: applewoodinn.com
• Room Rates: $195-345; Number of Rooms: 19
• Reservations: 707-869-9093; 800-555-8509
• Email: email@example.com
• Innkeepers: Carlos Pippa and Sylvia Ranyak
Northern California's Applewood Inn offers world-class fine dining in their delightfully upscale restaurant. This Michelin Star Sonoma /Russian River Restaurant is highly regarded for its exquisite cuisine, soothing atmosphere, polished guest services, and its mellow earthy ambiance. The cozy restaurant was built to recall a French barn, yet gives one the feeling of being at a fine Italian villa. The Restaurant at Applewood is best suited for adults and not for children.
The restaurant is part of Applewood Inn, a Sonoma Bed and Breakfast boutique hotel. Both the inn and the restaurant have been touted by over 40 newspapers, magazines and public television shows. In the words of Food & Wine Magazine: "Applewood Inn & Restaurant is an oasis of luxe!"
• The Restaurant at Applewood earns a Michelin Star for 2012 and Top Honors from Zagat
• Top Ten BEST OVERALL and MOST ROMANTIC by 496,900 Open Table diners
"Fine Cuisine among the redwoods: Set your GPS for this backwoods dinner destination. It’s actually not hard to find, just over the river from the town of Guerneville, but it feels off the map, tucked into the secluded and peaceful Applewood Inn. The upstairs dining room makes a romantic venue, with cozy fireplaces and a solarium overlooking a trickling fountain and courtyard below. The cuisine melds French influences with California sensibilities, as borne out by the crab-packed profiterole paired with refreshing citrus salad, or the buckwheat crêpe, a delightfully square pocket with earthy duck innards with a sprig of micro greens. A beef filet with chanterelles, shallot confit, and endive please, though accompanying gnocchi seem superfluous. Better still: halibut with braised artichoke and wild mushroom ragoût. Happy endings include a sunburst of crème brûlée with cranberry or a simple chocolate ganache crêpe. Rather than chance a foggy drive on the windy road back to civilization, plan ahead and book a room at the inn --- otherwise, you’ll envy those strolling off under the stars for a nightcap." - Gayot 2007