Have had great responses on the New Orleans board for a trip that I am taking.....so, gonna try this one for some help concerning my first Napa Valley trip. A couple of points about my trip: 1. Not looking to visit any wineries, instead just relax (staying at Wine Country Inn in St Helena) and visit St Helena and Yountville towns; also looking for lighter farm-to-table menus rather than the heavier/complex dishes (which will eliminate Bouchon, Bottega, Bistro Jeanty, et al). Here goes:
Wed: Check-in, then first night later dinner at Goose and Gander.
Thu: Lunch at Lucy's Bar at Bardessono, visit Yountville, a wine tasting or two after lunch. Dinner at Tra Vigne for the "al minuto mozzerella:...
Fri: Lunch at Domaine Chandon tasting lounge for the light tasting menu; dinner at Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
Sat: Back in Yountville for lunch at Redd; another tasting or two and picking up macaroons at Bouchon bakery; dinner at the Bistro/Bar at Auberge du Soleil.
Sun: Visit the town of St Helena and have late brunch at Market; dinner at the Rutherford Grill
Mon: Lunch at the Grill at Meadowood; dinner back in St Helena at Cook.
That's the preliminary list.....Dinners will definitely be in St Helena or Rutherford and not in Yountville. Any comments or menu suggestions are warmly welcomed.