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Ad Hoc, CA

Ad Hoc, CA Executive Chef: Thomas Keller Cuisine: New American, Comfort Food Price: $$$ Address:  6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599 Phone: (707) 944-2487 Hours: Dinner five nights a week: 5:00pm – 10:00pm (closed Tue and Wed) Sunday Brunch: 10:00am – 2:00pm One week to Hermielle’s wedding in Napa… T-6 The last time I was back … Continue reading

Bottega, CA

Bottega, CA Executive Chef: Michael Chiarello Cuisine: Southern Italian Price: $$$ Address: 6525 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599 Phone: (707) 945-1050 Hours: Lunch: Tue – Sun 11:30am – 3:00pm Dinner: Mon – Sun: 5:00pm – 9:30pm The countdown to Hermielle’s wedding continues with another post of Napa nostalgia… It was June 2012 − Natalya and I were … Continue reading

Auberge du Soleil, CA

Auberge du Soleil Chef: Robert Curry Cuisine: California, French Neighborhood: Napa Valley Price:$20 appetizers, $20-40 mains Phone: 800-348-5406 Address: 180 Rutherford Hill, Rutherford, CA 94573 Hours: Breakfast 7:00am – 11:00am (Daily) Brunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (Saturday & Sunday) Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm (Monday – Friday) Dinner 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Daily) So confession: We actually went … Continue reading

Farmstead, CA

Some old throwback posts of Northern California restaurants are coming your way… I am going back to visit the Bay Area in a few weeks, which I am incredibly excited about as it will be almost a year since I was last home.   Two good NYC friends and frequent travel companions are getting married in … Continue reading

Ubuntu, Napa, CA

Taking a break from cooking to catch up on restaurant reviews… Ubuntu Chef: Aaron London Cuisine: Vegetarian Neighborhood: Napa downtown Price: $50 with food and wine Attire: Casual Phone: (707) 251-5656 Address: 1140 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559 Ubuntu, a philosophy of humans’ interrelations that emphasizes generosity, sharing, and community, originated in the Zulu tribes … Continue reading