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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What does Chef Cindy Pawlcyn keep stocked in her personal pantry?

Late last year we caught up with acclaimed chef Cindy Pawlcyn to talk about the dining scene here in the valley and her latest venture, CP’s. In the second part of our interview we got a bit more personal in an attempt to better understand the woman behind the success. Q: What do you imagine […]

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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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Interview: Cindy Pawlcyn on the Napa Valley dining scene, CP’s and more

Cindy Pawlcyn has spent some 30 years cultivating local gardens and restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area, with the Napa Valley a particular focus. Her iconic Mustards Grill, which opened in the early 1980s, is one of the most recognized restaurants in the valley and Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen has long been a favorite of […]

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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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2012 Napa Valley harvest slideshow

The annual wine grape harvest started in mid-August here in the Napa Valley. Since that time, we’ve been collecting the photos, videos and status updates shared by local wineries from Carneros to Spring Mountain and everywhere in between. The slideshow below (best viewed in anything BUT Internet Explorer) provides a week-by-week recap of the 2012 […]

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