Napa Valley

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Encuentro Multicultural de Pueblos Indígenas (Multicultural Encounter of Indigenous Peoples), Sunday Aug 8, Napa

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

"Este domingo 8 de agosto. ¡Los invitamos al evento del Encuentro Multicultural de Pueblos Indígenas! Vengan a presenciar danzas, a probar de rica comida, y música buena! •El evento será de 11...

Lunch Suggestions in Napa/Calistoga

by Morgz45 3 months ago

We will be staying in Younteville in early November. We have stayed there before about 8 years ago but we are visiting different wineries this time. We are pretty sure where we want to make dinner ...

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Michelin Guide New Additions: San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country Restaurants

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Michelin announced that 10 new additions to the Michelin Guide for California are from the SF Bay Area. It's not clear if these are meant to be "Plates", "Bib Gourmand" or "Stars". None seem to be ...

Day 2: Napa/Sonoma Trip – Robert Sinskey, Bouchon Bakery, Elizabeth Spencer, Taylor’s Refresher, Bale Grist Mill, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

Carb Lover
by Carb Lover 14 years ago

Note: This is a ridiculously long post. I wanted to share all the details, but feel free to skip to the photo report at the bottom for the abbreviated version. After a good night’s sleep, we wer...

Healdsburg's Young & Yonder hand sanitizer (and list of American distilleries fighting Covid-19)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

At the Saturday morning Healdsburg Farmers Market, I picked up a small bottle of hand sanitizer at the booth of Bernier Farms. It's 80% alcohol by volume and listed ingredients are alcohol, hydroge...

Reservations for The French Laundry Fall 2020

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 1 year ago

Hi all, With dining opening in the Bay Area and an exchange of French Laundry reservations possible again, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous Fre...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years ago

Hi all, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous French Laundry reservati...

The Bistro at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford re-opens May 30

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Napa County was approved to move into Stage 2 on the California roadmap for easing restrictions during Covid-19. Restaurants were allowed to resume dine-in services subject to operating guidelines ...

Cheese o'Clock guided virtual tastings with Janet Fletcher & Laura Werlin

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

A four-part series of guided virtual tastings of cheese with selected wines led by Janet Fletcher and Laura Werlin, two of the most knowledgeable cheese educators, to celebrate American Cheese Mont...

May 5 Webinar: Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown | Ep. 5 – Hardy Wallace, Owner and Winemaker, Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Catch up with Hardy Wallace, owner and winemaker at Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery and Steve Edmunds, winemaker and owner of Edmunds St. John. Sponsored by the Wine Institute https://discovercali...

Genova Delicatessen zucchini torta

Ruth Lafler
by Ruth Lafler 13 years ago

The Genova Delicatessen in Oakland, CA makes something they call "torta" -- similar to a frittata but somewhat denser. They make two versions, one with zucchini and one with artichoke hearts, and t...

Top-12 Food Freezing Tips for the Apocalypse by Spread Catering

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Chef Cristina Topham, proprietor of Spread Catering and a friend of friends, shares her experience as a yacht chef prepping for long passages. She published her top 12 tips for planning, storing a...

Singlethread reservation

by lad82 1 year ago

Hi -- I booked a table for 2 at Singlethread for this upcoming Friday March 13th but I can no longer make it. Anyone interested in my reservation -- it is for 7.30pm? Happy to transfer the ticket...

California Ends School Lunch-shaming

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

" . . . The new legislation, authored by state Sen. Robert Hertzberg, makes it so schools are no longer allowed to serve cheaper, 'alternative' lunches to students whose parents are unable to pay. ...

French Laundry wine advice, need update

by wearybashful 2 years ago

The advice about French Laundry wine all seems over 10 years old on Chowhound... I have reservations for 4, and I'm trying to figure out what to do about wine. I have some fancy bottles langu...

CA Bay Area. What are you cooking during the blackout?

by seefoo 2 years ago

Trying to have some fun during all of this. I’m drinking all my beer for starters. I see a seafood blitzkrieg in my future. I have lots of tuna and salmon. I’ll be pulling out my two burner Cam...

Crinkle-cut fry burger joints in Napa?

by Mission 2 years ago

Hi, I will be in Frisco and going to Napa Valley. any good crinkle-cut fry burger joints in Napa?

Pre-Dinner Drink in Calistoga or St. Helena

by TLM 2 years ago

OK chowhounds, I need some advice. I have a group of 10 who are going to be in a meeting all day on Saturday, Oct 5 (like 8 am to 5:30 pm) in St. Helena where we are staying, and then we have dinn...

St. Helena: Dean & Deluca NY Times article

by tre2012 2 years ago

We mentioned the Dean & Deluca shop closing in St. Helena in another discussion thread. NY Times just published an article. Apparently big financial troubles; they've stopped/slowed payments to a l...