9.30.2009

a meal without wine...



i completely agree with this sentiment from Keep Calm Gallery.  that is why the hubby and I are meeting up with my mom and dad for 4 days in Napa this weekend.  we're crazy about wine (and food, natch) and have never made the trip to Napa.  i know, it's tragic.  so we're making up for lost time.

we're staying here.  they bring baskets of of pastries from Bouchon Bakery to your room every morning.  i'll take a nice golden croissant every morning please.  and coffee - you know to help with the wine induced morning groggies.

we're going on a bicycle tour of nearby wineries, the ladies are getting massages while the gents take cooking classes (yes, my mom and I both lucked out by marrying amazing men who love to cook), and we're spending our entire sunday on a private wine tour complete with a picnic lunch.  I don't know if i'm more excited for a few days off, seeing my family, or drowning myself in delicious Napa varietals.  let's just call it a three way tie! cheers!

6 comments:

jaclyn said...

sounds like an amazing weekend! i have always wanted to go to napa but have not had a chance. enjoy the wine!

shahnnen said...

we go often-- you're going to fall in love. we have friends down there (we're good friends with vince of vincent arroyo winery-- it's a smaller, cozy winery--with dogs-- that makes fantastic wines) i would definitely recommend going there. have fun! oh, and if you can swing an invite to tour and taste at schramsberg, do! i'm thirsty for champagne now. lemme go look in the cellar....

Jacinda said...

um... yes, please... indeed

Paige Appel said...

go to Grgich Hills winery. one of my favorites. sounds like the perfect weekend!

Holly said...

ah, have a blast! napa is golden delicious this time of year. headed there tomorrow actually, for work, blah.

tallu-lah said...

We just came back from a relaxing weekend in Yountville for our one year anniversary.
I recommend :)
- eating in Yountville one night - Redd, Ad Hoc and Bouchon are all amazing. We also got pastries at Bouchon, but looks like you got that taken care of!
-Check out French Laundry's garden - it is across the street from the restaurant - a nice retreat.
-Try Bar Ber Que's if you want something low key and delicious!
-We stayed at the new Bardessono hotel - go check out the lobby to see the installation by Flora Grubb.
(see my blog and the SSP blog for details)
Hsve fun!!!!!
Danielle