The best restaurants here make use of local fruits and vegetables. And don’t forget the ice cream

Sunset  – September 7, 2008

1 | Kozlowski Farms
Jam-lovers have long made pilgrimages to this Russian River landmark.
5566 Highway 116, Forestville; 800/473-2767;

2 | Mosaic Restaurant & Wine Lounge
Yummy elements are layered exuberantly in every dish at this Forestville outpost.
6675 Front Street, Forestville; 707/887-7503;

3 | Restaurant Mirepoix
Chef-owner Matthew Bousquet makes the most of local market produce.
275 Windsor River Road, Windsor; 707/838-0162;

4 | Screaming Mimi’s
Man- and womankind does not live by Cabernet alone; sometimes we want a double Peanut Butter Fudge Twirl on a waffle cone. When that urge hits, call Mimi.
6902 Sebastopol Avenue, Sebastopol; 707/823-5902

5 | Sophie’s Wine Cellars
A superior wine store, with lots of hard-to-find vintages from the Russian River and Sonoma Coast. Cheeses and breads, too.
20293 Highway 116, Monte Rio; 707/865-1122;

Keep Reading: