and I wanna go back. We just got back from taking a little jump up to the Napa Valley we live a mere 45 minute ride to one of the most beautiful places*I think* in California. I have always loved the Napa Valley this weekend I fell in lust all over again. I literally looked at my hubby and I was like I want to move here. Which if anyone knows, they know that I am a city girl through and through...maybe it is because I am getting older or it is because we have a family now but every time I go up to Napa I truly, truly relax. And no, it is not because of the spa treatments and wine *it helps* it is because of the miles and miles of beautiful vineyard space and the people who are just super awesome and laid the f*ck back it is refreshing to be around people like that. I also love the houses that are located in this quaint little town called Yountville - I mean this area was put on the map because of the world renowned Mr. Thomas Keller of the 3 Michelin Star rated French Laundry and I am telling you in a block radius of that town you have more Michelin Star rated restaurants then anywhere in the world. Besides that more than a handful of star chefs have been on Top Chef one my favorite shows from that town. I know to some peeps this doesn't mean shit but when you are as into cooking, baking and chefs as hubby and I this area is the holy grail for foodies. Throw in the that it looks like a small town in France and I am f*ckin hooked. On the way up we stopped in downtown Napa to grab a bite and found this amazing little french place...all I can say is Mmmmm smack my lips good so going back cuz food was amazing and the staff was super helpful. Because as all of us know toddlers have the attention span of guppy fish when it is time to sit down at a restaurant and have a meal. Hubby and I shared an appetizer of steak tartar which was super good then I ordered the Croque Monsieur ou Madame - Parisian Ham and Gruyere on Country Bread which I have not had since I have been in Paris. I could only eat half because it was so rich but boy was it DAMN good.
|Angele Restaurant 2 thumbs wayyyy up|
|Pommes Frites for my little mama|
Croque Monsieur ou Madame - Parisian Ham and Gruyere on Country Bread, Mixed Green Salad
|LDG taking a rest|
|Beautiful mosaic fountain by the Napa River|
After a long walk we got back to the car and headed to Yountville at the Bardessono Resort....Ahhh bliss we were greeted at the front desk with........ you guessed it more wine.
|The Jacuzzi tub was the shit|
|Very ultra modern property|
We rested, spa'd and then headed to dinner at Bottega which was f*ckin amazing. I am telling you gang I have tried most of the restaurants up here and you never ever go wrong with the food. Yes I am a food snob and I will not make apologies for it! Life is to short to eat bad junky food.
|Yep this is the modern day babysitter when you want to get through a meal in a nice place|
|Check out copper water goblets|
I usually do not have dessert at restaurants however I made an exception for this
|Sweet mini donuts with raspberry and lemon custard dips oh yeahhhhhh|
The whole town was lit up with lights for the holidays...so pretty.
These pics kinda of suck cuz I had some wine......OK a bit of wine...lol
Wow this was a long post...sorry about that!
Happy New Year MoFo's