Napa Valley is a fabulous stand-alone vacation destination or the perfect extension to a San Francisco holiday. Travel Pulse® Daily Newsletter, an up-to-the-minute publication for travel agents, recently posted the following to help in planning a Napa Valley itinerary.
“Napa Valley will see several new restaurants and tasting rooms, culinary workshops and renovated hotels and spas in the spring and summer seasons. New restaurants include Bardessono, resort’s new Lucy Restaurant and Bar, which harvests ingredients from its onsite garden in Yountville. Michelin-starred Chef Richard Reddington has launched Redd Wood, offering wood-fired pizzas, pastas and other seasonal selections. Rancho Caymus Inn has opened Alex Italian Restaurant, featuring a regional Italian menu with influences from Liguria and Emilia-Romagna and a California flavor. Two restaurants are also slated to open in St. Helena, including French Blue Restaurant in April, which will feature local food sourced from nearby farms, orchards and bakeries. Goose and Gander will debut in May in a 90-year-old craftsman-style bungalow.