Chef's Blog

Solage Calistoga's Executive Chef Brandon Sharp shares his passion for cooking, life and all things Napa Valley.

March 19, 2011

Early spring in Northern California.  Only here can you buy seasonal, fresh citrus, strawberries, and butternut squash at the same market with a straight face.

Ten years ago, I was on my way home at this time of day.  All right, fifteen years ago.

The legs gave out around 9AM.


Catnip to San Rafaelites.


Shakedown Alley.


This one ain’t a hit with the kiddos.

One Response to “Marin farmer’s market”

  1. Phyllis Angelico says:

    Hi, I am bringing 8 people for my 25th wedding anniversary to Solbar on April 29th. Is there any thing in particular we can do besides ordering off the menu, which I am sure will be lovely. I am hosting this celebration and our friends are coming from Colorado, LA, San Diego and the bay area to celebrate with us. We have a reservation at 7pm and my husband and I are staying at the Solage. This is his gift and he does not know I got his friends to join us for wine tasting and this special dinner. Everything looks great on the wine list and menu and I love the farm fresh ingredients.

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