A photo by artist Nader Khouri, entitled “Habitat” (courtesy of Salon des Sens).
Interior construction at Campo Fina (courtesy of Heather Irwin).
Dry Creek Kitchen (courtesy of Dry Creek Kitchen).
By 707 correspondent Heather Irwin.
Salon des Sens opens in Healdsburg this weekend, an art exhibit focused entirely on food. The feast for the eyes includes odes to edibles by photographers, poets, sculptors, painters, and videographers. Maggie Spicer guest curates the event at ~STUDIO BARNDIVA~ through June 12th. Chef Ryan Fancher of ~BARNDIVA~ serves his own plated masterpieces at the opening reception Saturday June 2nd from 6pm-8pm. 237 Center St. at Mill St., Healdsburg, 707-431-7404.
After months of secrecy about his second restaurant, Healdsburg chef Ari Rosen is finally revealing details about ~CAMPO FINA~. Located just steps from his Plaza Street restaurant, ~SCOPA~, the new restaurant is expected to open mid-June. The menu will focus around a wood-fired oven, with pizzas and small plates around $10. A bocce ball court and patio are summer-friendly additions, along with a bevy of wine cocktails in development by Cyrus mixologist Erika Frey. Rosen has tapped Jamil Peden as co-executive chef. Coming soon to 330 Healdsburg Ave. at North St., Healdsburg.
The Wine Country hamlet of Forestville has seen its share of restaurants come and go over the last few years. Mostly going in recent months. Sausalito chef Francesco Torre (most recently of ~FISH~) is moving north to open ~CANNETI~, which he’s describing as “roadhouse Italian.” Torre is already at work on salumi and is planning the menu around local produce, cheeses, and meats. As a native Tuscan, however, Torre is making sure there’s some good, strong espresso at the restaurant as well. “An Italian cannot live without good coffee,” he said. Coming to 6675 Front St. at 2nd St., Forestville.
~DRY CREEK KITCHEN~ in Healdsburg hosts a series of tasting seminars with Sonoma County winemakers through the summer and fall. You may know the wines—Littorai, Unti, Quivira, Marimar Estate, Flowers, and Hirsch—but it’s a rarer opportunity to spend several hours chatting with a mix of established and up-and-coming winemakers. The first tasting on Sunday June 10th at 3:30pm features cool-climate wines from Eric DeMuth of DeMuth Kemos, Pax Mahle of Wind Gap Wines, and Ryan Zepaltas of Zepaltas Wines. $99 includes the seminar and a four-course meal. 317 Healdsburg Ave. at Matheson St., Healdsburg. Reservations by calling 707-431-0330.