Fresh Eats

If you’re headed to Healdsburg here are three new and exciting restaurants worth checking out.

The Tea Lounge at The Taste of Tea: The menu here includes Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese or artisan tea blends and a selection of small bites, including locally made granola with Straus Family Creamery yogurt, farro, Japanese-style green tea roll cake, and green tea ice cream. 109 North Street,

Valette: Valette is the newest venture from chef Dustin Valette, formerly of Dry Creek Kitchen, and his brother Aaron Garzini. Located on Center Street, Valette has a contemporary rustic feel. The restaurant features a tasting menu, fresh pastas, local meats, housemade charcuterie, bespoke cheeses and the chef’s signature scallops en croute. 344 Center Street,

Wild Flowers Saloon: In the location of the former Frank & Ernie’s in the center of downtown, Wild Flowers Saloon is a labor of love from husband and wife Vivian and Howard Flowers. The down-to-earth, family-friendly restaurant and bar offers great steaks, chicken and ribs along with cocktails, beers and local wines. 9 Mitchell Lane, 707.433.4500

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