Tuesday, June 30, 2020
La Gare French Restaurant / Sonoma County At It's Best/Local Wines/Local Cuisine
La Gare French restaurant has been making great food for 40 years.That alone speaks of the perfection that going into this special menu.Chef Roger has been in the kitchen leading this family restaurant to the levels of perfection that is prepared every day. We will look at thewir website and tell you a little bit about this great restaurant,and then introduce you to a great feature with chef Roger. La Gare French Restaurant is located in the heart of Santa Rosa’s historic railroad square, Sonoma Wine Country. The restaurant opened in July 1979 by Swiss-born Marco and Gladys Praplan. Their children Jackie and Roger, have taken up the tradition of providing old world French classic cuisine, using fresh local ingredients, in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Always a favorite with the locals, La Gare still offers soup and salad with all entrees as well as table carte side service. Voted most romantic restaurant year after year, La Gare has become the go-to place for birthday and anniversary celebrations. Chef Roger Praplan graduated from U.C. Berkley as a premed in 1979. He served an apprenticeship at the respected Hotel Beau Rivage in Geneva and was awarded credentials in Annecy, France (CAP) certificate aptitude professional. He also worked at the Bonbonerie Pastry Shop in Crans Montana, Switzerland. In addition, Roger worked at Hotel Meridian in New York, the Saint Francis Yacht Club on the marina in San Francisco which also led to a 5-year stint at the dragons camp at the Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio. Roger teaches courses in French cuisine, soups, stocks and classical sauces, butchery as an adjunct instructor for the last 18 years at Santa Rosa Junior College, and is a member of the Gastronome Club of San Francisco. He also served as president of RARE- Restaurant Association of the Redwood Empire and as a member of the Harvest Fair Board for 6 years. Check out the menu on line,it's truly amazing.I will be doing features from this great restaurant with local winemakers in the very near future. La Gare has been a local favorite for almost 40 years and two generations. Serving old world classic French cuisine by using fresh local ingredients, they pride themselves on still including soup and salad with every entree. Known for their tableside carte service and escargot, La Gare was voted most romantic restaurant by the San Francisco Chronicle. Now please click on the link below and join us as we learn more about La Gare French Restaurant.Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy La Gare French Restauarant .