Tucked into the stunning Solage Calistoga resort and spa, Solbar is wine country personified—breezy, sunny and serene, with local, farm-fresh food. The whole sense of occasion and relaxation is palpable among every guest here; and for those lucky enough to be seated in the patio, the experience is transcendent.
Servers are gracious, attentive and know when to approach or simply let one get on with enjoying this dining room. That sense of regard makes its way into the exquisite food, like tomato tart with an ethereal parmesan mousse. The chef's notable flair is also seen in pan-roasted diver scallops set in a Pacific Coast manila clam broth. For dessert, the flourless cake is one of the best in show—perfectly risen and finished with a Meyer lemon curd.
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