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FIGbits – June 2012

June 1, 2012

Join Us for
for the JULY 4th

ESTATE is right next door to where the famous Sonoma July 4th Fireworks Spectacular blasts off. We have the best view in town – completely unobstructed!

Join us for our Annual July 4th Celebration.

The festivities start at 6 pm with live music by Tudo Bem, a sumptous buffet featuring favorites off the grill including; shrimp skewers, summer vegetables from our farm, fried chicken, house-made sausage, panzanella salad, feta & sun-dried tomato salad, garlic bread, and Harvey’s Gourmet Donuts.

The bars will be open serving beer, wine, signature cocktails at special holiday prices. It’s a great night to spend with your friends, family and neighbors with front row seats to watch the fireworks display.
(Complete menu and other details online). 

$75 per person, includes food, 2 drink tickets and
non-alcoholic beverages
does not including tax or service charge.
Call (707) 933-3663 for reservations.
June 3
Bouverie Preserve
The Art of Eating
June 16
CUESA, SF Ferry Building
Market to Table Demo
June 30
Union Square, SF store
Book signing & Demo

July 4
ESTATE – Sonoma
BBQ, Fireworks

July 7
i Leoni Dining & Culinary Essentials
Book Signing

July 28
Willams-Sonoma Union Square SF
Book Signing


Plats du Jour is now
available as an e-book.


Easy to use while cooking with click-throughs to resources and tips, it’s a great companion to the hardcover version.

A nifty tool to keep your tablet clean – try the Chef Sleeve


What’s up with us?

If you haven’t seen the patio remodel at the girl & the fig, come on by – it’s a perfect spot to have a relaxing lunch and try one of the new Rosé wines on the menu. We are also excited to be serving Pliny on tap from Russian River Brewing (scored a 100 in the Beer Advocate), as well as a few new seasonal specialty cocktails.
At ESTATE, we now offer wine pairing selections with each course of the weekly La Cena di Famiglia meal. The 4-course menu, served family-style, changes weekly on Fridays and is available every night. At $26 for 4-courses including a market antipasti with our award-winning house-cured salumi, we hope to see you every week!
Our farm news: we just planted 300 tomatoes, 100 peppers and 100 eggplants and put up a greenhouse behind the fig making it even easier for the chefs to dash outside for what is freshest for you. Follow the farm blogfor what’s growing.
FIGstoreVisit Ray & Matt at the Tuesday night Sonoma Farmer’s Market where they are selling our pickles and our newPickling Spices!

Click to purchase
Things are ripening in your gardens, and it is a great time to start pickling your harvest!

The Chefs in our kitchens are always getting creative with our exclusive blends of spices, salts, vinegars, condiments, jams, mostarda, chutney, confit and all ourFIGfood products.

See how Ina Garten, the celebrity “Barefoot Contessa” used our Dried Fig Compote.

Remember, theFIGstore is always open whenever you want any of our goodies.


Sondra & the ‘Spice Girls’
find friendship, food,
wine & shopping in the
South of France


It was a superb trip!  The weather was perfect everyday. The group of women, now known as the ‘Spice Girls’ – (I am Figgy Spice), got along famously. The Silversea crew could not have been more pleasant, taking care of just about anything you can think of!  After a wonderful day of walking through the town of Calivi in Corsica, I came back to a wonderful hot bubble bath with rose petals floating in the tub – just what I needed.All in all – the company was lovely, the food delicious, the excursions educational and picturesque and visits to the Markets were a highlight. My afternoon ritual of Pastis was enhanced by wonderful cappucinos that kept me going through the evenings.
See more pictures in the album here.

Suite d

Our latest project is all thanks to you!!!  We surpassed ourKICKSTARTER goal for Suite d and now we are busy getting the place ready so that we can share it with you!
Thank you for helping us create this new culinary event space – we are busy working on refurbishing the space, planning the business and scheduling our KICKSTARTER rewards.

If you are one of our BACKERS, you will hear from us soon!

Roll-up door
painted red

Flea Market Finds

Continue to follow our progress on facebookand pinterest.

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