Finesse the Store

Thomas Keller created a restaurant empire and decided to keep going with a retail store, Finesse the Store in Yountville. The store is located on the main road in Yountville (Washington Road) and is tucked inside next to the office for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. We stopped in for a quick visit before driving [...]

ad hoc

After our full day of wine tasting, we went to dinner at ad hoc, one of our favorite restaurants in Napa. They change the four course menu nightly (except the fried chicken, which used to be prepared once a week, generally on Friday’s). The night we went, we were treated very well and were really [...]

Shafer Vineyards

The last vineyard we visited during our trip to Napa was Shafer Vineyards, a winery we’ve been looking forward to visiting for quite some time. The winery isn’t open during the weekends, so you have to be lucky enough to be visiting Napa during the week AND Shafer has to be available for appointments. We [...]

Mustard’s Grill

After doing two wine tastings, we went to Mustard’s Grill for lunch. I’ve been once before and Ken and I decided to eat there for a quick bite before more tastings because it’s casual and the food is very good: We started with some sourdough bread on our table: And then Ken ordered a butternut [...]

Opus One Winery

After Far Niente, we drove to Opus One, a nearby winery where the building looks like it’s straight out of Xenu. The futuristic winery is very popular with Asians (seriously, the last time we were there, it was all Asians and there weren’t any Caucasians there except the employees). My dad even knew about the [...]


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