Mr. Chocolate

Let’s take a break from California updates and go back to New York life for a minute. The other day, I had the pleasure of meeting Jacques Torres, also known as “Mr. Chocolate”: I am a huge fan of Jacques Torres’ chocolates and Chris surprised me with some a while back: When Jacques Torres had [...]

Napa and Sonoma Wineries: Darioush, Clos du Val, V. Sattui, and Alpha Omega

After our French Laundry lunch, Chris and I walked around a bunch of wineries. The first stop was Darioush, based off a recommendation a guy gave us when we were having brunch at Blue Ribbon Bakery a while back. He kept emphasizing how great the winery was…when we got there, we thought the place looked [...]

The French Laundry

For my birthday this year, I wanted Chris to get me something special that we could enjoy together (it’s tough buying me a good gift because I’m not into jewelry, I’d rather buy my own clothing than have another person pick it out for me, and Chris already bought me the Wii and the digital [...]

Ad Hoc

After a day of visiting wineries, Chris and I walked around Napa and decided to go to dinner at Ad Hoc, a Thomas Keller restaurant in Yountville. The restaurant was opened in 2006 and was actually supposed to be his dream restaurant, but ad hoc became so popular that Keller decided to open his dream [...]

Napa and Sonoma Wineries: Viansa and Artesa

I came up with a list of wineries to visit in Napa/Sonoma based on message boards and travel book research. Since we’re relatively new to wine, we were looking for places that had educational tours that could teach us about the wine-making process and all the different types of grapes that are used for local [...]


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