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Napa: River Terrace Inn Breakfast

Melanie Wong | Jun 21, 2006 03:43 AM

Earlier this month I spent a few days in downtown Napa. My base was the River Terrace Inn on Soscol. The shot below is the view from my third floor river view room (1 night free with 2 paid nights).

The dining terrace for breakfast al fresco has the same view. A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate. While it wasn't great, it was good enough that the convenience, time and cost savings of eating here made it worthwhile. I could make myself a hot cup of tea without waiting. Besides cut slices of decent melon, the buffet also offered whole fresh fruit (bananas, oranges, and apples), cereals, breads, and pastries (none of which are recommended). The scrambled eggs were just awful. But the home fries weren't bad, as long as you forgot about them as home fries since they were devoid of any brown crustiness and could just enjoy having something warm and nicely spiced with paprika, onion, and rosemary. Best thing on the buffet were the marinated bocconcini with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil.



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