Napa Valley Unveils Spring, Summer 2012 Calendar of Events

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.

Continue reading Napa Valley Unveils Spring, Summer 2012 Calendar of Events

Join the Conversation!:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email
  • Tumblr

Do You Have An Appetite For A Cooking Vacation?

I’ve recently discovered Food & Wine Vacations which specializes in culinary vacations and wine tours. Their concept is “touring with a local that will show you the back door to a region.” They create cooking-vacations and wine tours with the forethought of a trouble-free cultural immersion that will create long-lasting memories.

Whether you want to explore Italy, France, Mexico or Morocco, there are cooking vacations which include cultural tours, local market visits, daily hands-on cooking classes with local chefs, dining in villages restaurants, wine tasting, visiting and tasting artisan products.

Continue reading Do You Have An Appetite For A Cooking Vacation?

Join the Conversation!:
  • Print
  • Digg
  • StumbleUpon
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Yahoo! Buzz
  • Twitter
  • Google Bookmarks
  • Add to favorites
  • email
  • Tumblr