Resting near Calistoga.
I love the rain in SF!
Let's stop at Love's!
Upside down at Love's.
Morning light at Bardessono.
Grape vines right across from the delicious Bistro Jeanty.
Food, food, food...
Cowboy steak at Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc.
Baked potatoes at Ad Hoc.
Break time at Bardessono.
Those who know me well know that the thought of food occupies a huge part of my consciousness. With a mission to get away on a short trip, I planned a getaway to Yountville with a few things in mind: eat, drink, and read.
Driving past SF, I made my way to a small town near Napa Valley called Yountville. I stayed at Bardessono since it was within walking distance from all of the restaurants I wanted to try out in Yountville. I began my stay with lunch at Bistro Jeanty, where I had pieds de cochon persilles (pig's feet with haricots salad), oysters, and épaule de porc (slow-roasted pork shoulder with fava bean purée). Boy, was I full! I walked back to the hotel and rested for a few hours before venturing out again for more food at Thomas Keller's Ad Hoc, where I ordered cowboy steak, baked potatoes, and homemade pecan bars! The next day, we went for burgers at Taylor's in St. Helena, taking a drive through Calistoga and Napa. It was so beautiful and the air was so fresh! Being in a food coma, let's just say that when I got home from the trip, all I wanted to eat for a week was fruit!