24 Hours in Napa and Yountville

Sunday, July 6, 2014 4comments No tags Permalink 0

On Wednesday we took a 6am flight from LAX to SFO. We picked up the car and drove straight to Napa….

…just in time for breakfast at Oxbow Market

Allen had the chorizo sandwich from Model Bakery (must return for English muffins)…

…and I had a charcuterie plate from Fatted Calf. There were so many options!

I couldn’t decide which one of the meats I craved most, so the guy made me a plate of six different types: lamb bacon, sbriciolana, mortadella, guanciale and prosciutto. Cornichons and picked radishes on the side. Wish breakfast could be like this all the time.

From there it was a 15-minute drive to Domaine Chandon…

…before checking into Bardessono.

I’ve always wanted to stay at Bardessono, so this was a treat ^_^

We wandered around the property, took a nap, and…

…then it was time for lunch at Lucy. Bigeye tuna cobb…

…and a shrimp caesar. 

All the vegetables at the restaurant come from their garden so we had to check that out…

…and then took a break in the room (afternoon matcha!), strolled around Yountville and took a peek inside Thomas Keller’s store, Finesse

…and spent late afternoon by the pool.

Pretty soon it was 7pm, so into the shower. Time to get dressed!

We met Kei (thanks, Kei :)…

…for bubbles in the garden. 

…and had a beautiful dinner at The French Laundry

We woke up early the next morning, got breakfast from Bouchon Bakery (literally across the street from the hotel)…

…and drove to Domaine Carneros (which is owned by Taittinger)…

…for a morning flight of bubbles…

…before heading home to NYC ^_^

4 Comments
  • Alan
    July 6, 2014

    Shouldn’t there always be a flight before traveling?

    • Kathy YL Chan
      July 6, 2014

      Hi Alan! Ooops, meant to say a flight of wines ^_^

  • marilyn
    July 7, 2014

    What an amazing adventure.Just wanted to ask if it OK to pin a photo or two sometimes to pinterest?I would add your link.

    • Kathy YL Chan
      July 7, 2014

      Hi Marilyn! With the link, yes, of course! Thanks for asking ^_^

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