My husband and I will be heading over to SF from Miami in May for our 2 year anniversary. Looking for some help with the planning of our trip...I'm so overwhelmed with the options available!
We will spend our first 2 days in Wine country... Staying at the Ivy Hotel in Napa. Right now, I have reservations for the wine tour & tasting @ Schramsberg upon our arrival on Wednesday. Looking for another couple of wineries to visit in the Napa & Sonoma area. Would love some suggestions on wineries that are worth a visit and not too expensive, but definitely offer something special. We enjoy both red and white wines, so any and all suggestions are welcome. To be more specific, I prefer cabernets & pinot noirs to merlots.... I also prefer sauvignon blancs to chardonnays, but am willing to try anything while there.
On Thursday night, we have reservations for Bottega - Michael Chiarello's restaurant. Looking for a place to dine at on Wednesday night in Wine Country- something more casual and in the $$ range rather than the $$$-$$$$.
On our way into SF on Fri, we're going to stop at Pt. Reyes for a hike and thought it would be fun to go to the Hog Island Oyster Farm for a lunch/ picnic. Will continue on into the city & check into our hotel in Union Square. Looking for a fun happy hour spot for that night. I read about Barrique in F&W magazine & it sounded interesting. Is that a good Fri happy hour spot? Any other suggestions? Thinking about doing sushi for dinner after happy hour and have seen several recommendations on this board that are quite pricey. Any options out there that are good and not quite at the $$$-$$$$ range? Looking for fresh fish - authentic sushi is great, but it would also be great if they offered some fusion / interesting rolls.
We'll probably head into Chinatown on Saturday for lunch -- Thinking about Golden Star Vietnamese for some pho. Is there a better place in the area for Pho or noodle soup?
Will do Sunday lunch @ Yank Sing on Spear St. as it's been mentioned repeatedly on the board and appears to be a well liked option for dim sum.
One last thing... Looking for a cute, quaint, romantic restaurant for dinner on Saturday night, since it will be our final dinner in SF before we head back home. Open to any and all suggestions here.... up to the $$$ ok.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions! As you can see, I am all over the place.
49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105
6525 Washington Street Suite A9, Yountville, CA 94599
Golden Star Vietnamese Restaurant
11 Walter U Lum Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108
461 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133