Sonoma 2016 – Goose and Gander

The Napa Valley has so much great food and small cities to enjoy. For a recent bachelorette party, we dined at Goose and Gander in St. Helena. I split with my friend and here was our small spread.   Cucumber Collins ($13) – Square One Cucumber Vodka, Yuzu Lemon, Fresh and pickled cucumber slices, Huckleberries, […]

Sonoma 2016 – Frank Family Vineyards – El Dorado Kitchen – AirBnB

A few weeks back, I went to my good friend’s bachelorette getaway in Sonoma. We stayed at the cutest AirBnB ever. Totes perf for a girl’s trip. It looked like someone bought all the teal and moroccan patterned items from Home Goods and decorated the home. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and cooked a […]

Napa Trip 2015 – Ad Hoc – Yountville

Thomas Keller is one of America’s greatest chefs at the time. He’s best known for The French Laundry in Yountville. For those not willing spend the money or can’t get in, we can taste a bit of Keller’s work at Ad Hoc or Addendum also in Yountville. Ad Hoc is extremely crowded and popular or at least […]

Napa Trip 2015 – Morimoto Napa

Morimoto Napa has not changed much at all since my first visit in 2013. Many of my opinions are the same as 2 years ago as the restaurant’s food remains consistently enjoyable. You can see my previous blog post for a more detailed description. The bakery out front has been replaced with a sake bar which looks […]

Napa Trip 2015 – AirBnB, Madonna Estate Winery, Artesa Winery, The Model Bakery, Bouchon Bakery

Do you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation? Last weekend, we took a group trip to Napa for the weekend. The AirBnB house our group stayed at had 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths in a great suburban neighborhood with lots of space. In the bathroom hung this picture which I felt […]

Morimoto Napa + Bouchon Bakery – Napa and Yountville

Do you know which is my favorite cooking show? Not Top Chef and nothing with Gordon Ramsay — it’s Iron Chef America. And I enjoy the episodes with Chef Morimoto the most. His food has been on my “To Eat List” for ages. Finally the man I married, after almost 7 years of this relationship, […]

Napa 2009 – Oxbow Public Market – Folio Enoteca – Kara’s Cupcakes

Oh my goodness day three. This was really only a half day since we had lunch and left Napa. But it was one of the best half days of the whole trip. We went to Oxbow Public Market, which to me looked like a public library from the outside. But inside it housed an organized […]

Napa 2009 – The Pearl Restaurant – Hendry’s Vineyard – Uva Trattoria Italiana

Day 2 started off on a homely note with complimentary breakfast at the hotel. Man I love Marriott’s free breakfast purely for the waffle maker. Had us some waffles and Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches. Lunch was at The Pearl Restaurant in downtown Napa. Here it is sitting cute at the corner of Pearl Street. Pearl […]

Napa 2009 – Bounty Hunter Wine Bar and Smokin BBQ

A holla ka jolla! I have returned from a wonderful weekend in Napa full of food and drink and bloggery goodness! I will be releasing a series of entries detailing said foods and drinks. Friday night: We braved rain, wind, snow, hail, storm, and traffic to arrive at The Fairfield Inn & Suites Napa American […]