Napa is such foodie getaway – with so many Michelin-starred restaurants like The French Laundry, Bouchon, and Bottega, and Thomas Keller’s newest addition, La Calenda – it’s easy to overlook Sonoma. Not us. We’re at Shed in Healdsburg, browsing the aisles during our time in the adorable yet hip downtown Healdsburg
Shed is a gourmet market with the most beautiful cookware and gardening tools you can imagine. But the thing that made me pull my wallet out was this from Dandelion Chocolate in SF, a small-batch bean-to-bar producer in the Mission District. To prove their bona fides, they package their chocolate with a cocao pod from Ecuador. You have to hold one of these things in your hand to truly appreciate how exotic it is. Not sure what I’ll ever do with it. The show-and-tell potential was just too cool to pass up.