For my boyfriend’s birthday, my family and I wanted to try something new. We picked Barndiva in Healdsburg, and it was a delicious evening.
We started with the Goat Cheese Croquettes ($10) and the BD Frites ($12). The croquettes were little bites of cheese fried heaven, and were beautifully paired with the lavender honey. The BD Frites were delicious – but $12 is a little steep for criss-cut fries.
Three out of the four of us ordered the Pan Seared Filet Mignon ($42), and the other person ordered the Duck Leg Confit ($28). I had the Filet Mignon – and I just about licked my plate clean. The steak was tender and cooked perfectly, the potato was tasty and the green beans were a fresh touch. I had a bite of the duck and I’ve decided I’ll be ordering that next time.
To finish off the meal, we shared the Chocolate Pot de Creme. It was a lovely sweet touch to the end of the meal.
I love the fresh, farm-to-table vision of Barndiva. I would’ve loved to sit on the back patio, but there happened to be a wedding the day we visited.
This is a high end restaurant so the prices aren’t cheap, so it not somewhere I would eat at for a regular weekday dinner. However, Barndiva was absolutely delicious and I would recommend it for a special occasion dinner.