Articles Tagged ‘Napa’

California Cuisine at ad hoc

California Cuisine at ad hoc September 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
For those not familiar with California cuisine, dining at ad hoc in Yountville (just north of Napa) may come as a surprise. California cuisine is often defined by not only the fusion of cooking genres, but also by using only locally sourced fresh ingredients. By the very nature of using only what is...

Syrah from K Syrah Syrah

Syrah from K Syrah Syrah September 25, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Syrah grapes ripening on the vine at K Syrah Syrah vineyards in the Oak Knoll District of Napa, California. Most of the grapes produced at the vineyard are sold to other wine producers, however a small amount of juice is kept annually and produced under their own label.

Harvest Time in Napa

Harvest Time in Napa September 21, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Early autumn is a magical time in Napa. Vineyards are harvesting their crops and preparing to crush the fruit. Both “harvest” and “crush” celebrations are plentiful this time of year in the valley. Temperatures have been cooler than average this summer, which is leading to a later...

Harvest STOMP in Napa

Harvest STOMP in Napa September 6, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
For four years now, the Napa Valley Grapegrowers have been throwing an annual party to raise money and celebrate the upcoming harvest season. Appropriately named¬†Harvest STOMP,¬†it’s one of the best parties of the year in Napa Valley. Dust off your cowboy boots (so they can get dusty again) and...

Napa, Sonoma Unite for Food & Wine Fest

Napa, Sonoma Unite for Food & Wine Fest September 30, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Be part of launching something really special: The first ever Napa Sonoma Wine and Food Festival takes place October 15th and 16th. The inaugural event includes wine, food, and fashion, bringing together world-renowned winemakers, celebrated chefs and local designers. A variety of events are planned,...

Napa’s Playground Fantastico: A Fantastical Time for All

Napa’s Playground Fantastico: A Fantastical Time for All August 21, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Turrets and drawbridges make Playground Fantastico a perfect setting for fairytale fun Just a few blocks off Highway 29 but unknown to all but local Napa parents is Playground Fantastico, one of the wildest and most fun playgrounds in the Bay Area. Built by hand by a team of dedicated community members,...

Carpe Diem Wine Bar Opens in Downtown Napa

Carpe Diem Wine Bar Opens in Downtown Napa July 23, 2010 | Food, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Carpe Diem wine bar adds new pizzaz to downtown Napa nightlife Sieze the day and visit the hip new wine bar Carpe Diem that just opened this month in downtown Napa. It’s the brainchild of three young wine-lovers, sommelier Steve Distler who’s a New York transplant, and local kids Scott...

The Iron Chef Morimoto Arrives in Napa

The Iron Chef Morimoto Arrives in Napa July 15, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Iron chef fans, your hero is here in the Bay Area: Masaharu Morimoto opens Morimoto Napa this weekend in the now-hot Riverfront development downtown. Iron Chef Morimoto Cooks Napa Cuisine The menu will be as varied as you’d expect from this multi-talented chef, but Morimoto’s announcement...

Savor Napa’s Bounty at the St. Helena Farmer’s Market

Savor Napa’s Bounty at the St. Helena Farmer’s Market July 5, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Famed Napa chefs like Farmstead's Seamus Feeley demo their best-kept secrets at the St. Helena Farmer's Market on Fridays. If you’re looking for the authentic Napa, you’ll find it tucked away behind a baseball field in St. Helena. Just a few blocks off Highway 29, the St. Helena Farmer’s...

The No Tour Bus Napa Winery Tour: 5 Favorite Small Napa Wineries

The No Tour Bus Napa Winery Tour: 5 Favorite Small Napa Wineries June 25, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Experience winemaking history at Ehlers Estate If your heart sinks when you pull into a winery parking lot and see a football field-sized parking lot crammed with tour buses belching exhaust, you may be tempted to give up on Napa altogether. That would be unfortunate, because the old Napa is still there,...