Twomey Harvest Celebration – 2014 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Wine & Food Pairing

On Saturday, Twomey Cellars rolled out the 2014 Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs. They held a harvest celebration which let the wine club members taste new releases. Membership has its benefits. Twomey unveiled four new single vineyard pinots for 2014. Among them were, The Monument Tree, Last Stop, Soberanes and Bien Nacido.  Gourmet appetizers were prepared by…

St. Supéry – Bacon and Cabernet Wine Pairing in Napa Valley

Everybody loves a good wine and food pairing, especially if it includes bacon and cabernet sauvignon. With International Bacon Day and Cabernet Day falling right around Labor Day weekend, there was a lot of celebrating going on in Napa Valley, and a lot of bacon being enjoyed. I had found out through Twitter (thank you…

Cook Tavern Saint Helena – Weekend Brunch

The first weekend of college football had arrived. With that in mind, I decided to wander down to Cook Tavern to eat brunch and watch the big screen. Cook Tavern is located on Main Street in Saint Helena, next to its sister restaurant Cook Saint Helena. Cook Tavern has been open almost 2 years and is a haven…

Carpe Diem – Seize the Ostrich Burger

I recently dined at a restaurant I haven’t been to in quite some time, to revisit my beloved ostrich burger… and I brought along a friend – a 2014 Walt Pinot Noir Sierra Mar. I used to frequent the Carpe Diem Wine Bar all the time. I would eagerly make the 16 mile journey to downtown Napa…

Wine, Bubbles and Bites – Happy Hour at Market St. Helena

There are no shortage of options for happy hour in the Napa Valley. Most establishments run a happy hour between 4pm-6pm. There are a couple that deviate from this time frame and Wine, Bubbles and Bites is one such happy hour. Wines, Bubbles and Bites at Market St. Helena runs from 3-6pm Monday-Thursday, also offering their full menu with larger…

St. Helena Farmers’ Market – Organic, Fresh, Local

Since I’ve been back from Lake Tahoe, I have been eating out at every meal trying to recover from my world class cuisine and wine withdrawals. I decided that today, I would go for more healthier options, at least for my lunches. Luckily it was Friday, which meant I could go check out the Saint…

Mikuni – Sushi in the Village at Northstar

I recently stumbled across this fantastic sushi restaurant in the heart of Northstar California. I wasn’t planning on doing an article about the sushi restaurant that we accidentally came across Saturday in the Village at Northstar. After heading to a neighboring restaurant that happened to be closed for an event, we reluctantly walked to Mikuni Japanese Restaurant &…

Visit to Duckhorn Vineyards – Saint Helena

A Visit to Duckhorn Winery and Vineyards – Saint Helena Last Saturday, a few friends and I decided to go for a wine tasting after breakfast at the Meadowood Grill.  I hadn’t been to Duckhorn Vineyards in quite a while and figured it was early enough to get a reservation.  I used Open Table through the link from Duckhorn’s website…

Harvest Table – 2011 Wm. Harrison Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Dinner at Harvest Table Saint Helena with a Pinot Noir Harvest Table is relatively new to Napa Valley. It is located in The Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer just south of downtown Saint Helena. Harvest Table opened a little over a year ago and boasts a full bar, inside seating and patio dining. It also offers…

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – A Dessert Pairing

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – hidden off of Main Street in Saint Helena Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen is one of my go to places in Saint Helena. The staff is friendly, they have a nice happy hour and its two blocks from my house. The locals tend to go more for the happy hour which goes from 4-6pm….