Tag: hidden gems

You don’t have to swim upstream to eat here

One of our favorite destinations in California is the town of Jenner, a spot known as the "River's End" where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. There is something majestic about two bodies of water coming together and this particular location is no exception.  On top of a bluff overlooking this amazing spot sits a fantastic … Continue reading You don’t have to swim upstream to eat here

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Wine that fits the bill

Writing a blog can take up a significant amount of precious free time, especially if you feel compelled, as we do, to post at least once a week.  With the pressure of jobs, kids, dogs, and the rest of life, we sometimes ask ourselves "is it worth it?"  Just when one of us feels like taking … Continue reading Wine that fits the bill

It’s All Greek To Me.

Tarla Mediterranean Bar & Grill in Napa is located on First Street in the heart of our town.  For the two-and-a-half years that we have lived here, we had been there exactly ...zero times.  In our defense, while we have heard many good things about it, we just had not made it there.  What finally … Continue reading It’s All Greek To Me.

Like Nonna’s cooking. If Nonna was a world-class chef.

The relatively tiny hamlet of Yountville in Napa Valley (population roughly 3,000) is home to some truly spectacular restaurants, including one with the coveted three Michelin stars and another with one Michelin star.  Among the remaining restaurants, there are several run by well-known celebrity chefs.  The San Francisco Chronicle's well-regarded food critic included 6 Yountville restaurants among the … Continue reading Like Nonna’s cooking. If Nonna was a world-class chef.

Vino y vista – wine worthy of the view

Some wineries you visit for the quality of the wine. Others (you know which ones we're talking about!) you visit despite the wine, because of the view, or the beautiful grounds, or the caves, or even the cable car.  With a handful of wineries, you visit for both the wine and the experience.  Artesa Winery … Continue reading Vino y vista – wine worthy of the view