What is the best new restaurant in Sonoma?

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Marcy Gordon

If you want to dine in the best new restaurants in Sonoma, try these picks:

Bravas Bar de Tapas (Healdsburg). Mark and Terri Stark, recent James Beard Award nominees for Outstanding Restaurateur, have done it again, this time with a Spanish flair. Bravas Bar de Tapas brings authentic tapas to Healdsburg. Not just small plates — theses tapas are the real deal with Iberico ham, Manchego cheese, chorizo, anchovies, sardines, and lots of garlic. The outdoor patio is just the spot to enjoy a glass of Spanish cava and pretend you are in Spain.

Backyard (Forestville). Don’t underestimate blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Forestville. Those in the know cite the tiny burg of Forestville as one of the best-kept foodie secrets. And Backyard is one of the new reasons. Backyard, as the name connotes, is focused on garden-fresh fare and a daily changing menu that sources ingredients from community farms, rivers and fields for über-local produce and foraged delicacies.

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