In the heart of Fairfax, California – one of the greenest towns in America – you’ll find 123 Bolinas, a world-class wine bar and evolutionary eatery on the foodie mission of the millennium. Its floor-to-ceiling windows look in on a verdant venue dedicated to sustainably-sourced everything, from food to furnishings.
Their talented team is committed to creating a new culinary reality and producing the entire experience with a zero-waste program. You won’t be presented with any plastic packets or disposable doodads here.
You’ll thoroughly enjoy wining and dining on tables and stools made with reclaimed old-growth white oak once used to build barns, and now given a second lease on life by Restoration Timber.
Beautiful bar tops and benches were rough hewn with help from Michael “Bug” Deakin of Heritage Salvage from fallen valley oak that still bears the buckshot from the tiny town’s Wild West history. Fairfax was the site of the last political duel in California in 1861.
In winter you’ll be warmed by a free-hanging fireplace by Fireorb that magically manages to heat the house while not getting too hot to handle.
At 123 Bolinas, local and organic are a given, and there is no paper menu to peruse. Dishes are updated daily on an ever-changing chalkboard featuring farm-fresh fare, and servers will take your order on an iPad.
Wine curator Chaylee Priete, whose past purveyances have won the National Restaurant Foundation America’s Best Wine List Award, selects from sustainable small-scale vintners, and we couldn’t have been happier when we heard that COWHORN made her list.
If you make it by for bite, please send word. We don’t make it back to Marin nearly often enough and love to dine vicariously through our friends in far off places.
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