My husband and I are heading to Napa Valley in two weeks for a 6 night stay at the Auberge, and after reviewing many threads including a post of mine in the early planning stages, I have come up with a tentative itinerary but wanted some last minute input from all you local foodies out there. I should mention this trip is not very wine focused but more just seeking R&R, some road biking and hiking, and of course looking for some delicious meals, but not necessarily the high end Michelin Star picks.
so here goes;
Arrive in Sacramento at noon on Sun and thought we'd stop at Tarla Grill in Napa for lunch. We love mediterrean food!
Dinner- booked a patio table at 6 at Auberge but may transition this to Bistro dinner instead of the fancy and pricey price fix option after reading mixed reviews, for that price I would prefer a sure thing!
Mon: Lunch at Solbar or pick up picnic food at Oakville Grocery, maybe hit Bothe State park for a hike before or after, 1:30 res for taste and tour of Schramberg
Dinner res at Cook 6:45 pm ( we love Italian food and this seems to be a local favorite had orginally thought Bottegga but too many mixed reviews and the menu did not wow me)
Tues: weather permiting take a scenic drive to Bodega Bay via Spring Mt and the Russian River. We def want to hit Armstrong Redwoods with a gourmet picnic in tow. Would like to taste some Russian River pinots while in this area so was thinking maybe skip Bodega bay and after the redwoods head towards Healdsburg for tasting and an early dinner at Scopa or Willi's Seafood. Seeking in put on tuesdays plan.
Wed: weather permittng maybe a Calistoga loop bike ride (with a lunch pit stop at Solbar if we don't make it there on Mon.) or Caneros loop bike ride and lunch and wine tasting in Sonoma City Plaza. Another option would be a scenic drive maybe hitting the Alexander Valley
Dinner res at Farmstead 7pm for lamb night
Thurs: another day for bike ride or hike and this evenings dinner plans are way up in the air options include trying for a coveted table at Ciccio's or going with a res at Redd
Fri: on the fence about our Perfect Circle food and wine pairing res at Robert Sinskey @ 1 pm vs just going to RSV for tasting w/o the tour and food pairings.
Dinner options; 1) try for Redd so we can leave thurs open for Ciccio 2)Archetype or Bistro at Auberge and not traveling too far a field into Yountville on a friday night.
Looking forward to some feed back as reading through prior threads has been invaluable to my tirp planning thus far.