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SONOMA (HEALDSBURG): H2 Oh! [Spoonbar at H2 Hotel]

By Nora Zelevansky / November 8th, 2010

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How pretty are these cocktails?  This is long overdue once again, but my camera/computer sitch is only just back in commission.

This makes twice in the town of Healdsburg that I've had cocktails that have blown my mind.  First was at Cyrus, where I think the drinks were conceived by the same genius, Scott Beattie.  Second, well, let me explain:

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Sistah C. & I went to Spoonbar at the new cool kid hotel on the square h2 (which is owned by the Hotel Healdsburg people).  Their other hotel is swankier and has been around for a bit, but this has a truly eco and youthful vibe.

With that in mind, h2's restaurant has created this bonkers mixology program, which includes the Cucumber Collins (see left above) with a mixture of fresh and pickled cucumbers and yuzu and the Siddartha (above right) with Thai coconut milk, lemon verbena and St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.

Pair drinks like those with a sampler of appetizers like the below with local cheese, fried risotto balls, spicy lamb meatballs, fried olives and house cured ones and you've found Nirvana.  Don't forget the oysters!

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Not to sound like a character on You Can't Do That On Television, but usually I hate all things liver. However, apparently that truth is overruled by how much I LOVE olives and all things friend, because these olives stuffed with chicken liver just SLAYED me.

SO. DAMN. GOOD.

And you thought wine country was all about wine.

Happy Monday!

xo – N.

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  1. I love this cocktails very much with lot of extra partty arrangements.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVHw5vTf4qQ What does this mixology program contains? Hope you enjoyed the partty well. And this appetizers sounds tasty.

  2. Yes it would be possible to find a hotel room in NYC for that price auornd New Years, just don’t expect to be anywhere near Times Square, or even in Manhattan.

  3. I must have missed this when you mennioted this blog post in twitter I’m sure I would have remembered it! What a phenomonel winter wedding! When I first looked at it I thought everything about it was totally out of the K.i.s.s Bride’s budget. But, upon closer inspection there are some really great ideas in there even if you have a small budget! I love the idea of projecting snowflakes on the walls, pretty tealights surrounding a white centerpiece and the furry table cloth for the cake table (that is a cake right the crazy tall white thing??). None of these things have to be expensive. Tea lights are cheap, especially if you make sure you don’t 20 of them because your centerpiece is so big, I think most venues have a projector (or you can rent one for cheap?) and you can visit a fabric store for nice, cheap furry fabric.Good post!

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