Napa news

Five Napa Valley restaurants make Michelin’s 2014 Bib Gourmand list

It’s mid-October, which means it’s time for the annual Michelin awards for top local restaurants. To get things started, Michelin released its 2014 Bay Area Bib Gourmand list yesterday, which honors those establishments that “…serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less, plus tax and tip.” 2014 #SF #BibGourmand […]

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Gluten free bake shop coming to Oxbow Public Market mid-November

In December 2011 partners Joël Hoachuck, Barbara Schwartz Hoachuck and Fabrice Penet opened La Crepe in Oxbow Public Market. The three brought quite the pedigree to the business, which had a goal of bringing an authentic French crepe experience to the valley. When La Crepe closed at the end of September, it didn’t take long […]

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Martina McBride, Lifehouse and others to perform at Robert Mondavi Summer Concert Series

Those of you long-time readers will know we’re big fans of kicking back on a warm Summer evening with a cool Sauvignon Blanc in hand and a bit of live music to set the mood. When the setting for such activity happens to be smack-dab in the middle of one of the most historic Napa […]

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Solage Calistoga unveils Asian-inspired menu [RECIPE]

If you’re looking for a little ‘east meets west’ cuisine in the heart of the Napa Valley, then you’re in luck. Solage Calistoga is running a special Asian-inspired menu at Solbar Lounge now through March 31st. The menu is the creation of Chef Brandon Sharp and Chef Bradley Borchardt and it combines Asian flavors and […]

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Already the happiest city in the US, Napa gets its own infographic

Napa was recently named the happiest city in the US according to a University of Vermont analysis of tweets. We’ve said repeatedly that the downtown area has been going through a renaissance of sorts over the past several years. Don’t believe it? Check out the infographic below from the folks at DoNapa.com that highlights the […]

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New Happy Hour at Yountville’s Bardessono Hotel & Spa

Bardessono Hotel and Spa in Yountville has introduced a new Happy Hour that is sure to appeal to guests and locals alike. The hotel’s Lucy Restaurant & Bar, run by Executive Chef Victor Scargle, is featuring a happy hour from 4:30pm – 6:30pm Monday through Thursday. Among the specials are half priced bottled beers, half […]

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Upcoming: annual tree lighting and holiday party at Robert Mondavi Winery

With harvest 2012 and Thanksgiving now behind us, it’s time for the madness of the holiday season to kick into full gear. This Saturday, December 1st, Robert Mondavi Winery will host a family friendly event, which is a rarity here in the valley. Mondavi’s 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration will take place […]

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