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December 2009

Thomas Keller’s Bouchon rolls out new tasting menu, adds Black Truffle French Fries

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If you didn’t have the chance to enjoy Chef Michael Chiarello’s week-long truffle menu at Bottega that concluded last week, you’re in luck as another local restaurant has stepped-up to fill the void. Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon has just rolled out a new tasting menu showcasing the cuisine of France’s Périgord region and is now [...]

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Downtown St. Helena’s newest addition: Sogni Di Dolci Cafe

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As we passed through St. Helena last week we noticed some new construction taking place on the East side of Main Street right next door to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in the valley… According to the posted sign, Sogni Di Dolci will become Villa Corona’s newest next door neighbor at some point this [...]

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It’s baaaack: Trinchero’s Wine4 Grilling

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As promised, Trinchero Family Estates has brought back its popular Wine 4 Grilling this fall and it’s now in stock at our (and likely your) local Cost Plus World Market. Just like previous incarnations, the latest vintage is a 2008 California Red blend that’s going for just under $16 per box. That’s right, box–each box [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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With the weather cold and the vineyards often glistening white in the early morning hours, ’tis the season for winery holiday parties. This weekend there are several such parties that should be worth checking out, read on for more information… Saturday, December 12th From 11am – 4pm St. Clement Vineyards will host its annual Open [...]

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Chef Thomas Keller’s Ad Hoc At Home Cookbook

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This past weekend one of most famous and acclaimed chefs in the world held an event at one of his restaurants in Yountville… Chef Thomas Keller, he of French Laundry, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery and Ad Hoc fame (just to quickly rundown his Napa Valley restaurants), was in town to sign copies of his latest cookbook–Ad [...]

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Cork Bits: ideas for your Napa Valley weekend

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The month of December is here and the local events are plentiful–and this time around we’ve come up with several that won’t cost you a dime! If you’ll be in our neck of the woods this coming weekend, here are a few items worth checking out. Friday, December 4th From 6:30pm – 8pm Peju Winery [...]

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Michael Chiarello’s Bottega to run weeklong truffle-infused celebration starting 12/7

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It was approximately one-year ago when Chef Michael Chiarello opened Bottega, his latest Italian restaurant located smack-dab in the heart of Yountville. To celebrate the anniversary, Chiarello has cooked up a special menu that will be available for one-weekly only starting on 12/7. Diners visiting the restaurant during the week of December 7th will have [...]

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