Monday, January 25, 2016

Napa and Foodie Delights

We had lunch at this farm to table restaurant, Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch.  The food was divine and we could have lingered here all afternoon.

We did alot of food sharing at our table with three of us.  The soup was savory and warm. 

Be still my heart.  Meyer Lemon Meringue pie with a graham cracker crust.

An afternoon appointment at Elyse Winery in Napa.  Their wines are so great, especially their Nero Misto, Zinfandel and the Jacob Franklin.  It is a small winery and it is by appointment only.  You will not be disappointed.

Two of the wines that we tasted.  There was more, but these too stood out.

The countryside is so beautiful in Napa

Coffee...the nectar of the Gods.  We love coffee. A trip to Oxbow Public Market became a daily ritual for us. And look at the name of the coffee!!! 

We had Decaf Flat Whites, and it was the most delicious cup of coffee...ever! and decaf. go figure.
We stayed at Embassy Suites in Napa.  They make breakfast for you. My daily routine was oatmeal, pancakes and sausage. A great way to begin each day!

This restaurant was a great find in the Whole Foods/Trader Joes shopping center in Napa on Trancas.  Heritage Eats.  You can choose your veggies, rice and meats.  Hot delicious food. And they have Vietnamese coffee too!  We ate here a couple of times.

Taking pictures of our food.  We are such geeks!

another cup of delicious coffee

Breakfast at Grace's Table in downtown Napa.  I Googled breakfast places and this came up boasting the best eggs benedict and pancakes.  So we went to check it out. Delicious!  Link to yelp is here

Ventured out to Napa Roasting Company, which is on the way to Oxbow Market.  We got our coffee to go!  They supply many restaurants in Napa with their coffee.

C Casa in Oxbow Public Market has a place for really unique tacos.  We would recommend this culinary delight. Clean, crisp and spicy flavors.

The Ritual Coffee sign.  Had double Flat Whites so we could get larger cups.
another cool restaurant inside the Oxbow Public Market is the Kitchen Door.  Love the pots and pans display.

Shelves on one side displayed vintage collections of cooking tools

I loved the rolling pin collection.  This restaurant is large and has a nice seating area.  A variety of dishes on the menu to choose from.
The Eight Noodle Shop restaurant.  We ate at this restaurant twice for dinner and it did not disappoint.  Great dishes. Noodles, veggies, great flavors and not expensive.