Yesterday I spent the day in the Napa Valley with a good friend for my pre-birthday celebration. This has been a tradition for us for years and years now. We always take each other out for our birthdays and usually try a new restaurant in either the Napa Valley region or San Francisco. I think I have eaten at more delicious places with her than with anyone else!
This time we decided on Bottega in Yountville, which is chef Michael Chiarello’s Italian place. I always used to watch his show on FoodTV and he lives in the area (plus Italian food is my fav) so I thought it was a great choice.
The day was perfection. Sunny, bright and maybe around 78-80 with a breeze. And like always, every single time I go to the area all I can think of is how much I want to live there – more than anywhere else in California. It’s kind of funny though because I don’t like wine of any kind (except Champagne) and I am not into any of the wine related things there. But the valley is so incredibly scenic, clean, quiet and has tons of good food.
Some of these are iPhone 5 pics so blown up they aren’t as crisp as others.
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