Bubbles on Deck

SAN ANSELMO

By Nicole Honchariw

Where: Downtown San Anselmo.
When: This bar stride is perfect for a balmy weekend evening.
Your date will love: The clandestine feel of charming San Anselmo, the wine lists at the tasteful bars, the relaxed vibe.
Cash factor: Moderate.

Just because it’s too soon to hop the pond doesn’t mean you can’t impress your date with some Old World flair. For a humble taste of the European countryside, cruise down Sir Francis Drake Boulevard to the small town of San Anselmo. The glimmering lights among the trees downtown provide that certain “je ne sais quoi,” and the perfect backdrop for an intimate, relaxed evening of wine tasting and small indulgences. Start the evening at L’Appart Resto where the champagne runs cold so your conversation can warm up (tip: on a particularly nice evening, stick around for a French feast on the patio). Next, saunter down to Lincoln Park Wine Bar, where you can dig a bit deeper into conversation over another glass of wine and a few shared apps. If the mood is still going strong, end the evening at Valenti and Co., a cozy family-owned and run Northern Italian restaurant. Enjoy one final full-bodied Italian wine, or switch it up with a California label- consider it your welcome back home








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