If you thought that Soif was simply a brilliantly-stocked wine store and glamorous boite, then think again. Soif not only serves enlightened, affordable lunches but now – gasp! – it is offering Salad Lyonnaise ($9) for lunch. A complete euro-meal in a single dish, the fabled Lyonnaise involves frisÃ©e, vinaigrette, crispy bacon and a fried egg on top. You pierce the egg and voila!, the rich yolk drenches the greens in unctuous protein.
Panini and quiche and other goodies too. Lunch. Soif. Walnut Avenue. Weekdays. And to sign up for Soif’s two-part Santa Cruz Mountains pinot noir classes, see post below.