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Kathleen Hill: Thin Mint pairings, Restaurant Week and more...

So why not pair wine with your favorite, or at least Tom Meadowcroft’s favorite, Girl Scout cookies?

Purchasing the cookies from a wine club member’s daughter, Meadowcroft will pair Samoas, Thin Mints, and Trefoils with such wines as the 2016 Los Carneros Chardonnay, and All She Wrote Port with toasted coconut Samoas, on Saturday, March 10 at their Cornerstone tasting room. $20. Noon to 4 p.m. Reservations at 934-4090.

Speaking of Cornerstone, Paul Giusto confirms that Highway 12 will open a second tasting room at the former Keating winery space at Cornerstone, hopefully by April. Highway 12 will also keep its location at the Corner Store at the corner of First Street East and East Napa Street.

Sonoma County Restaurant Week

The week, which actually lasts nine days, when local chefs offer two- and three-course menus at lower prices runs Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 11. Not to be confused with other Sonoma County food promotions, this is the event people look forward to so they can perhaps try restaurants they haven’t visited or that might otherwise be beyond their budgets. And possibly help fill restaurants and keep staff working during what is traditionally a slow time.

You can make reservations either by calling each restaurant or visiting individual restaurants’ websites and booking via their opentable.com link, or find all of this via sonomacounty.com/restaurant-week.

All of the participating restaurants listed below will serve two-course lunches for either $10 or $15 and three-course dinner for $19, $29, or $39.

Check their websites for updated menu offerings, which could change. The menus of B&V Whiskey Bar & Grille and Salt & Stone were unavailable.

Starting in Kenwood and working south through Glen Ellen and Sonoma, restaurants to check out for Restaurant Week include:

Café Citti, $19 dinner of small green salad with tomato, artichoke, cabbage and carrots with creamy Italian dressing or small Caesar salad; Ravioli alla Citti filled with pork, Swiss chard with light tomato cream sauce. Dessert Anise and almond biscotti.

Palooza Gastropub & Wine Bar: $15 Lunch includes soup or salad; any wood fired pizza.

Second course: Choice of any wood fired pizza.

$29 dinner menu includes any appetizer; mushroom risotto, flank steak fettuccine Alfredo or any Palooza Burger. Dessert chocolate brownie or raspberry sorbet.

Fig Café & Wine Bar: $29 Dinner of Brussels sprouts salad with Savoy cabbage and bacon lardons, pickled onions; whey-braised pork shoulder, creamy polenta, cauliflower. Dessert brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream, salted fig caramel, brandied cherries, candied cocoa nibs.

Umbria Glen Ellen: $15 two-course lunch with green or Caesar salad; 12-inch Margherita pizza or spaghetti Al Filetto Di Pomodoro.

Yeti Restaurant: $15 lunch choices among Tandoori chicken, Basmati rice, Naan flat bread, Dal lentil soup, green salad, Saag Paneer (spinach curry), various curries.

$29 vegetarian dinner: Vegetable Momo, vegetable Pakoras, or Samosas or green salad; mixed tandoori plate, clay oven baked eggplant with tomatoes. Mixed Tandoori Plate of seasonal vegetables; eggplant baked in clay oven with Basmati rice and naan.

Dessert milk based sponge cake with honey and rose water.

$29 non-vegetarian dinner of chicken momo, prawn pakoras, meatballs or green salad with cucumber and avocados; mixed Tandoori plate of prawn tandoori, lamb boti kebab, fish and chicken tikka, served on a bed of onions, bell peppers and vegetables, or eggplant with Basmati rice and naan. Dessert milk based sponge cake with honey and rose water.

38 Degrees North – Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn: $39 three-course dinner of French onion soup or Caesar salad; eight-oz. Mission Burger, lobster mac & cheese, or roasted tempeh with kale and butternut squash. Desserts: Crème brûlée or butterscotch pudding.

Café La Haye: $39 dinner of spring soup, fresh pappardelle pasta with braised pork and broccolini. Dessert fresh fruit sorbet.

Della Santina’s: $29 dinner of baby spinach salad with fetta and pancetta or farro (barley) soup; spinach and meat filled ravioli with pancetta and butter or grilled pork chop with mushrooms and vegetables. Dessert layered chocolate sponge rum cake with Callebaut chocolate shavings or bread pudding with anise, raisins and candied fruit.

Girl & the Fig: $39 dinner: fennel salad with arugula; blanquette de veau with root vegetables. Dessert almond brown butter cake.

Hopmonk Tavern: $29 dinner of ale-poached pear salad or Texas beef chili; Cajun chicken linguini with blackened chicken breast and roasted peppers or Portobello mushroom panini. dessert Key Lime pie or chocolate Cayenne truffles.

Mamma Tanino’s: $39 dinner of soup or butter lettuce salad with Gorgonzola dressing; chicken scaloppini or veal and spinach cannelloni or vegetable risotto. Dessert chef’s choice.

Mary’s Pizza Shack: $19 dinner of small Mary’s salad, Caesar salad or soup; spaghetti and meatball, eggplant fritti or bambino pizza. Dessert: mud pie.

Palms Grill: $19 dinner of beet and feta or Caesar salad; New York strip steak with asparagus and mashed potatoes or marinated brick chicken with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Dessert apple cinnamon crepe with vanilla ice cream or brownie sundae.

Plaza Bistro: $15 lunch of soup or mixed green salad; grilled salmon sandwich with fries or beef and pork rigatoni Bolognese. $29 dinner of soup, mixed green salad or stuffed calamari; Moroccan lamb chops, duck confit or salmon. Dessert Affogato of espresso with Tahitian vanilla gelato.

Red Grape: $19 dinner of green salad with oranges and shaved fennel or tomato basil soup; fettuccine with sautéed shrimp or the Patch Pizza with sweet corn, garlic, green onion, and Bel Paese cheese. Dessert lemon tart or brownie.

Reel Fish Shop: $15 lunch of New England clam chowder or green salad with Asian pear and Brussels sprouts; fish & chips with fries and tartar sauce or a Reel Burger of Sonoma Mountain beef and Havarti cheese and the works on brioche bun and fries.

$29 dinner includes the same clam chowder or salad; the same fish & chips or Reel Burger, or true cod tacos. $39 dinner adds macadamia wild halibut with vegetables and mashed potatoes,or free-range rib eye with burrata cream sauce or fresh seafood pasta with mussels, clams, and wild prawns or vegetarian curry. Dessert chocolate torte or berry crisp.