Barndiva, originally uploaded by rbbimages.

One of my favorite spots in Sonoma County, Barndiva in Healdsburg. Great wine, food and setting..

Ryan Fancher is our chef de cuisine. He worked with Thomas Keller for three years at the French Laundry before moving to NYC as part of the opening team for Per Se. For the past few years he has been earning great props in his own right working for several distinguished restaurants in Napa County.

Barndiva, Heldsburg, CA, Leica m9, Nokton 50mm f1.1, Wine Country.

Outstanding in the Field

Outstanding in the Field, originally uploaded by rbbimages.

We were thrilled to have our 4th "Outstanding in the Field" farm to table dinner at Hudson Ranch & Vineyards in Napa this year. The guest chefs were Curtis Di Fede & Tyler Rodde form Oenotri in Napa and the wine and all of the produce was from the Hudson Ranch. Can't say enough about the event! Check it out at

Lee Hudson and Hudson Vineyards have a tradition for growing some of the best grapes and making wine in the Napa Valley, today they continue that tradition with the ranch. Hudson Ranch is known for it's high quality estate grown produce, poultry and pork. Hudson Ranch's product reaches people both through a popular local CSA program and distribution to select restaurants around the Bay Area. Our guest chefs Curtis Di Fede and Tyler Rodde grew up in the Napa Valley. At our table set on the ranch our local chefs will take full advantage of all that is available at Hudson Ranch.

Olympus Pen EP-2, 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital Zoom Lens.