Published September 10, 2013
A Critical Five-Table Getaway Restaurant
You’ve got a date. You’ve got your wheels.
Now all you need for a monumentally sexy getaway is miles of vineyards, fluttering Egyptian-cotton sheets
and a turducken pizza.
Tell your phone to point you toward Stone & Embers
, a postage-stamp-sized restaurant cranking out
strange and wonderful wood-fired goodness, soft-opening this weekend at the Madrones in Anderson
You know the Madrones—a cluster of four private little hideout suites, about as Tuscan Sunny as it gets in
those parts. Usually, you reserve one, you hit all four of the tasting rooms on the property, and then both
of you are really in the mood to... take no more than 25 steps before sitting down for some pizza and ice
And now, this
. The resort’s lobby is officially a restaurant. All it takes is five
Douglas-fir two-tops, a Mugnaini pizza oven (aka the Porsche of pizza ovens) and a chef who’s decided to
channel some of his Bouchon kitchen time toward his true passions: piping-hot
and piping-cold basil ice cream.
He made the dough. He grew the basil. He rustled up some excellent wine.
And yes, “housemade turducken” is a thing you might say now.
Stone & Embers
at the Madrones
9000 Highway 128
Philo, CA 95466