The Charter Oak Restaurant Part Deux – Brunch in the Napa Valley

In a land where Eggs Benedict rules the brunch world, The Charter Oak restaurant in Saint Helena is striving to bring a different approach to one of the most gratifying meals of the weekend. I wanted to do this follow-up to my Charter Oak Restaurant dinner post because I had heard great things about this brunch….

Acacia House Revived Into High-End Restaurant & Resort in Napa Valley

Las Alcobas, the controversial resort just north of Saint Helena has revived a piece of Napa Valley history by renovating the old Victorian Acacia House into a comfortable, friendly, fine dining restaurant ran by Top Chef Masters winner and The Next Iron Chef competitor Chris Cosentino. I have only lived in Saint Helena for four years, and…

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…

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….