Napa Review


We spent three days in Calistoga which is in the Northern area of Napa and was amazing. After our amazing meal at Sol Bar, my hubs and I decided to take a little time for ourselves. He went golfing at the Eagle Vine Golf Course and I indulged at the Spa at the Solage Calistoga, which was amazing! We later met up in the afternoon and just chilled out at the hotel at the private pool! It was a great day!

The next day was beautiful out and I went for a run, even though I was running on the main road on either side of me were all these beautiful wineries that just helped me to relax and have a great run!

For that afternoon we borrowed some of the pedal bikes from the hotel and went on our own wine tour complete with the best taco truck (check em out at @gitanatacotruck!) and ended at the best winery Lava Vine! If you ever go to the Calistoga area do not forget to stop here. The guys that own the winery were so nice and down to earth and chatted with us about everything including a little bit of food! That evening we had dinner at Jolee and were able to sit at the Chef’s counter! The meal was amazing and we also had some pretty good company. We met the owners of a boutique Bed n Breakfast called Luxe (Check em out at!) Chris & Brent were so nice and perfect company to end our trip!


Michelin Star…Solbar Restaurant

Yesterday we made our way to Solage Calistoga just outside of Napa Valley! We decided to do a different tour on our way out and boarded the Napa Wine Train for gourmet lunch. It was a great time and a great way to see the beautiful scenery of the Napa Valley. Last night we decided to have dinner here at our hotel which has a Michelin Star restaurant! We don’t have a lot of opportunities to eat at a restaurant like this so we were happy to get a table! The service was awesome and the food was incredible!

Our server, Scott, was great and set up our meal so that it was more of a tasting experience!

We started with great cocktails, fresh oysters with a Sherry vinegrette, tuna carpaccio, seared scallops, fresh made agnolotti, beef shortrib(not pictured) and then for desert we had a strawberry cheesecake with balsamic syrup! Delicious!

Needless to say we were a little full by the end of it!


End of Summer

I love any reason to have a dinner party! Whether it is a casual get together with friends or a special event, cooking and relaxing with friends over good food and drinks is a great time to me!

This weekend we had our good friends, the Cools, over for dinner. Our dinner was a great horseradish and salt crusted prime rib, farm fresh baby carrots & yam with a pickled nectarine and burrata salad! I found the salad recipe on the Bon Appetit website and its too good not to share!

Pickled Nectarine Salad with Burrata