Thursday, November 13, 2014

SF & Napa 2014

Vance and I took a few days in California at the end of October. A much needed escape together, as November is already blur of work travel, events and conferences for us both. Is it Christmas yet?
We visited family and friends in San Fran, but also fit in an overnight in Napa, where we had fabulous food and wine (as to be expected!). We started our trip with a great dinner at A16 with friends, Jordan and RJ, then headed up to Napa the next day.
Delicious burgers at Gott's Roadside - Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa.
Cocktails at Angele.
An amazing dinner at Ad Hoc - thank you to my friend, Liz, who suggested this great spot!
Ad Hoc is Thomas Keller's "test" kitchen of sorts. Keller opened the French Laundry (a supposedly amazing restaurant with a very high price tag) years ago and wanted a different space to test out new dishes. This spot was absolutely fantastic - a must if you are looking for a nice dinner in Napa.
We did a very nice tour of a wine cave - Del Dotto.
Couldn't be happier.
Mo/Fo Cab.
Tasty lunch at Mustards Grill before heading back to San Fran.

We toured Alcatraz in San Fran and went to the San Francisco Symphony with my aunt and uncle on Saturday night.
I got out.
Alcatraz Gardens
Great lunch spot.
It was such a nice trip - just a few more weeks of work until we can relax again over the holidays!

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