Tag Archives: Napa

Pee wee avocados are a thing

I had never seen these before. California truly rules with regard to fruits and vegetables.

pee wee

I wanted to buy a bushel and bring them home to NYC.

More Pee Wee here.

When is a hipster not a hipster?

While I was in San Francisco recently, my friend Carolyn invited me to tag along to her friends’ party in Napa.

Napa

I was a tiny bit nervous about fitting in. Surely people who live in Napa must be way cooler than me, right? At a minimum, they would know lots more about wine. Continue reading

Bottega, I love you

While in Northern California, my friend C and I went to Bottega in Yountville for dinner. It had been on her ‘to try’ list for a while and I was happy to play along. C likes good food. I trust her implicitly.

Bottega didn’t disappoint.

Generous wine samples from a charming bartender. A very delicious condiment of olive oil, garlic, red pepper and parmesan for bread.

Burrata and heirloom tomato salad Continue reading

I went to Napa and Sonoma

At the end of my most recent West Coast business trip, I played hooky* from work and left for wine country with my San Francisco-based friend C.

When we left SF, it was drizzly with heavy cloud cover. After about thirty minutes of driving, it looked like this.

What a treat it must be to live so close to this beautiful part of the country! Continue reading

Birthday treats

My birthday, as you already know, was last week. I may not dance on table tops to celebrate [anymore] but I still like to have a good time.

This year, I was showered with treats by family, friends and colleagues. It was…sweet!

I’ll be posting about one of the meals soon. Bottega in Yountville deserves its own entry (and then some).