Camellia Inn - Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
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April 5, 2014 - Now in Healdsburg

It’s spring in Healdsburg. You can tell by the April showers (much needed), alternating with sunshine.

There’s still some space at our Celtic concert on April 10th. Great music and an entertaining evening in an intimate setting. Call us to reserve your spot: 707-433-8182.

Lucy attended the Chefs of Tomorrow event last week.  Local high school culinary teams competed with each other AND produced great food for their guests at the same time. Our Healdsburg High School won the judges award. They served a bananas foster ice cream dessert with a praline toffee that wowed the judges and crowd alike. Spoonbar Chef Louis Maldonado was the keynote speaker. His message to the kids: whatever you want to do, nothing speaks as well as WORKING HARD and trying to do better each day!

Louis Maldonado will also be at Copain Winery on Eastside Road on May 3rd for a spring chef dinner. Copain and Louis are teaming up at the winery for an extraordinary six-course meal paired with Copain wines. He and his Top Chef buddy Chef Jason Cichonski, from the highly acclaimed Ela Restaurant in Philadelphia, will co-create the meal. “Snacks” and sparkling wine will be served to kick-off the evening. http://www.copainwines.com

Also on May 3rd - if you are a Kentucky Derby fan, White Oak Winery is hosting “Kentucky Derby Day,” on Saturday, May 3rd, from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. There will be authentic food, prepared by a former chef from Churchill Downs, live music, dancing and even a hat contest. Go to http://www.whiteoakwinery.com for ticket info.

Looking ahead to late May, our beloved Future Farmers’ Parade and Fair begins on May 22nd with a twilight parade. It’s often said that half town is in the parade, and the other half watches and applauds! It’s a small-town, fun event that is not to be missed.

On May 31st, at 2:00 p.m. we are hosting a Chocolate Tea here at the Inn. Cy Olney of Scharffen Berger Chocolate will also present a tasting and some interesting details on chocolate; look for savory AND sweet chocolate delights. Call the Inn for reservations at 707-433-8182.707-433-81870777

For spring: a great asparagus recipe.
Roast Asparagus with Feta

Ingredients

4 bunches medium asparagus, trim the ends
4 Tblsp. olive oil
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 Tblsp. Dijon mustard
4 Tblsp. champagne vinegar
½ cup olive oil
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Divide and toss the asparagus with the olive oil, salt, and pepper, and arrange in a single layer on 2 or 3 separate large rimmed baking sheets. Place in the oven and roast until the spears are tender and the tips are turning golden and slightly charred, 10 to 12 minutes. Watch closely so they don’t burn.
Prepare the vinaigrette while the asparagus is roasting. In a bowl, mix Dijon mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil to emulsify. Taste for seasoning and adjust. Remove the asparagus from the oven and place on a serving platter. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and sprinkle with the feta cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes a lot! Can be halved.

Camellia Inn
211 North St.
Healdsburg, California, 95448, United States
Call: 707-433-8182

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Welcome to the Camellia Inn

The Camellia Inn in Sonoma County is a peaceful place for your next visit to California’s wine country. Set in the quiet charm of Healdsburg, our bed and breakfast features nine rooms that are beautifully appointed to make your stay comfortable and welcoming. You’ll love our eclectic blend of antique furnishing, first-class mattresses and bedding, plus just enough modern technology, too. Traveling with a group? We also have five off-site apartments and cottages suitable for traveling couples or small families. At the Camellia Inn, your comfort is our priority. You’ll spend your days experiencing the beauty of Sonoma County, from wine tasting to hiking and golfing, you can relax comfortably when you return to the inn. Stroll the grounds and admire the 50 varieties of camellia plants that give the inn its name. Enjoy the villa-style swimming pool, or retire to your room and check the news on the iPad we’ve put there for you to use (we were the first in Sonoma County to offer this). High-quality mattresses and luxurious linens and duvets snuggle you in for a good night’s sleep, and when you awake, a sumptuous inn-prepared breakfast waits for you!