Mendocino Restaurants Saucy, Aquarelle, Hopland Ale House open

Three new restaurants open for dining in Mendocino County

Saucy in Ukiah (courtesy of Saucy)

Saucy in Ukiah (courtesy of Saucy)

Three new Mendocino restaurants have opened in Northern Wine Country: Saucy in Ukiah, Aquarelle Cafe and Wine Bar in Boonville and Hopland Ale House in Hopland.

At Saucy (108 W. Standley St., Ukiah, 707-462-7007) Chef Mitchel Mount, an alum of Tra Vigne and la Brea Bakery has teamed with restaurateur Cynthia Ariosta and former Iron Horse winemaker/owner Forrest Tancer to create an urban oasis in this emerging restaurant town. The menu features wood-fired pizzas, small plates of meatballs or burrata, crispy kale Caesar and pizza “sandwiches” for lunch.

Aquarelle in Boonville

In Boonville, private chef Christina Jones brings together a fusion of flavors to Cafe Aquarelle(14025 Hwy. 128, Boonville, 707-895-2767). Recent menus include Berkshire pork chops with apple-caramelized onion chutney and buttermilk mashed potatoes ($18) to truffle fries with house made aioli ($8) and skillet prawns with garlic butter and white wine ($13).

Hopland Ale House

Just-opened Hopland Ale House serves up pub classics like Ale House Chili, pastrami sandwiches and chicken taco salad along with live entertainment and a variety of micro-brewed beers (13351 S. Highway 101, Hopland, 707-744-1255).


One thought on “Mendocino Restaurants Saucy, Aquarelle, Hopland Ale House open

  1. Haven’t been yet to the other two, but Saucy is worth the trip to Ukiah to experience and enjoy. It’s small though so I suggest you call ahead. Sophisticated favors, excellent preparation and warm friendly service.

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