Hi all, I've done some research on here so far, and have come up with a general plan for my husband and I for San Francisco / Napa for a few weeks from now. There was another discussion on a similar topic, but it was a year ago so I figured I'd get more up to date info by asking. I haven't been to SF since I had disposable cash and my husband only ever goes on work, so we're generally new to the area. First time in any wine country, so a lot of the discussion went a little over my head (it assumes a certain basic orientation / knowledge that I seem to lack, even after my couple hours of searching online). We have a few gaps to fill, and a couple of overall questions... the other major detail is we are both vegetarians (no fish).
- We'll get in in time for a late lunch. We'll have a car, and are pretty open... any thoughts? Maybe food trucks?
- Afternoon we'll be wandering around and sightseeing
- Dinner at Atelier Crenn
- Breakfast in SF... is Tartine still the main recommendation?
- Drive to Napa
- We'll eat after checking in; still figuring out acommodation but will be in Napa or Yountville, so thinking about Oenotri, but open to ideas
- We want to check out a winery (or two) in the afternoon... Any recommendations? I haven't gotten a feel for how many to plan to visit in a given afternoon and whether we can/should make it up to the St. Helena area during this time. Over the day or so we're in Napa I'd like to get a decent variety and set of experiences. I like sparkling wine, we both like chardonnay, and we're generally adventurous. What are some good options to provide an introduction without being too touristy? Also, where would there still be nice scenic views at this time of year?
- Dinner at Ad Hoc
- Breakfast at Bouchon
- Wineries for the morning / early afternoon - again, need recommendations. I'd love some help just planning out these two segments (Saturday pm, Sunday am) to get a good balance at a nice pace.
- Picnic lunch we will pick up at Oxbow
- Head back to SF
- Totally open for dinner suggestions here... what would provide a nice balance and round out the different tastes for our 3rd dinner? A few things that appealed to me were Alembic, Aziza (but feels to similar to the other styles we're getting), Nopa (but too similar to Oenotri?)
- Drinks at 15 romolo or other interesting places not on my radar?
- Brunch: We want to do dim sum. There are NO options for vegetarians for dim sum in Chicago... I've wanted to do this for years! Yank Sing came up in another thread, but I just wanted to have another couple of options because it seems like it's a little overrated?
- We'll wander around for the morning
- Early afternoon lunch: Mission area, was thinking of Gracias Madre... is that still good?
And that's about it! Look forward to hearing what you all think, and thanks in advance.