Monday, August 19, 2013

my moments: food & wine edition

(dinner at Redd Wood)
 
(Regusci view)

(fresh stone fruit at Hill)
 
(Cantelope and Strawberry ice-cream with a vanilla cookie)
 
(Bouchon Bistro Bakery)
 
(watermelon, baby arugula, roasted corn salad with cherry tomato flatbread)

This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting my happy place-- wine country. I cruised around Napa, Yountville and St. Helena with a few girlfriends--where I ate a ton of great food paired with excellent wine- it couldn't have been better. This weekend Jessup Cellars in Yountville was hosting a "Dress to the Vines" fashion and wine series, and since I love fashion, and I love wine it was nice to mingle with the taste-makers in the area.  I visited a few standout places that I'd love to share with you if you are ever in the area! First up is Regusci Winery. This family-owned winery in the Napa Stags Leap District was breathtaking, the 289 acre estate was brimming abundantly with vegetation and produce in the most beautiful garden. I was lucky enough to enjoy a private lunch heavily sprinkled with goodies grown and cultivated on the grounds. It was hands down one of the best lunches I've ever had in the Napa area!

Then I made it over to Hills Family Estate, where they gave us a private tour of another magical garden- brimming with stone-fruit trees, berries and every kind of herb imaginable! It was incredible to be able to pluck a honey fig off of the tree, and taste the incredible texture and flavor that you could only taste in a sun-filled garden like this.

Huge thanks to all the wonderful people who made this fab weekend possible!

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7 comments:

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  2. Beautiful images. I could almost smell the aroma of the food and wine.
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  4. You are always eating somewhere with food that looks amaze! YUM! xoxo
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  5. Um, that looks like my perfect weekend! I live in VA, so I'm starting to work on visiting local vineyards - loving the options here! It'd be so sweet to visit CA, though.

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  6. sounds like you had an amazing time! i wish i had known about the event. sounds like fun!

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