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A menu revamp raises the bar at Spoonbar.
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Spoonbar Restaurant Review

: Fronting the eco-certified h2hotel, Spoonbar’s hip retro-moderne design includes a communal table crafted from a single reclaimed acacia, blue Eames chairs, a cement wall adorned with raised yellow daisies and a waterfall of hypnotically see-sawing miniature spoons. The bar and restaurant literally spills onto the sidewalk just off of Healdsburg’s square: on warm days, an accordion glass wall frees the dining room past its usual confines. Cocktails are memorable, or choose from intriguing old- and new-world wines, including a handful available on tap. The remodeled-from-scratch menu with only a handful of mains means that the sampling premise, via snacks and appetizers, had better be compelling. It is; in fact, these are among Healdsburg’s prettiest and most innovative small plates. Finger-licking chicken cracklings splashed with Green Goddess dressing look regal wearing neon nasturtiums, and room temperature sweet corn comes scattered with smoked paprika popcorn and a corn-cream-stuffed fried tuile. Alluring fish dishes include cured, thin-sliced cobia curled up with avocado and pickled onion in refreshing coconut water broth; cured scallops with beech mushrooms and translucent strands of yellow watermelon rind and radish peel; as well as simple roasted hamachi collar with pistachio and Meyer lemon. Richer dishes feature grains and meats, perhaps grilled porcini mushroom with quinoa, or mustard-pecan crusted pork on slab bacon with cucumber slaw and blistered padron peppers.

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