Thursday, June 28, 2012

Napa part 2: food + San Francisco day

Our wine tasting adventure in my previous post was obviously the main event of our trip, but food was a close second!

Feasting on Bouchon Bakery goods
Courtney and Joleen arrived earlier and so it was just Meghan, Brynn and I when we first got in.  We picked up our rental car and our first stop was Tartine Bakery in the Mission District of San Francisco.  The chef is a James Beard Award winner and was also recently written up in Bon Appetit.  A great way to start off the trip!
image via Tartine Bakery
After our stop at Tartine we picked up Joleen and then made our way up to Napa!  Courtney was already checked into the hotel so the rest of us got checked in and we set out for dinner at a great Mexican restaurant called La Condesa.  



guacamole and salsa sampler

On my last post about wine tasting I briefly mentioned the Oakville Grocery Company and here are some additional pictures of the store.  I want one in Seattle!


fresh bread


Joleen doing some shopping

yummy pies

Wine tasting took up most of Friday so our next big meal was Saturday morning where we did lunch at Bouchon Bakery in Yontville.  I had been wanting to go here and it totally lived up to it's expectation.  We sat outside and the setting was so lovely.  Best macaroon of my life!


We wandered around Yontville for a little bit and then made our way into San Francisco where we were spending the night.  And we of course had to do a stop a In N Out burgers - quite a treat for us Washington girls!  




We did some shopping around the city and then went to a great Italian restaurant called Perbacco - another great meal and James Beard nominee restaurant.


Sunday before we flew home we did a final big meal with a mimosa brunch!  Overall a fantastic trip!  I'm so lucky to have such a great group of friends and lots of memories were made!





12 comments:

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Yum. Those guacamole and salsa samples look delicious. :) Glad you had a great trip!!!

Kristin said...

This post made me hungry! :) Yummy!

Sarah and Stewart said...

The guac and salsa sampler looks so delicious! I've never been to In N Out, I really should try it someday... are they only in California?

Ashley said...

NOw Im drooling AND Thirsty for wine!!

Tiffany Mendenhall said...

What a perfect trip! So much fun with the girls, and of course good food and wine! I am going back to CA next week and will be spending time in SF and Napa...I have written down all of your recommendations!!

Sienna said...

all this food looks delicious, I'm so hungry after reading it haha. i love macaroons, especially the chocolate!!!

jo said...

Sounds like you had a good time! I love In N Out burgers! Have a great weekend!

xo Jo

http://whiterosesandcoffee.blogspot.ca/

A and B said...

That looks like such a delicious foodie trip! From those croissants to a macaron! delicious! That is totally how I travel, from one bakery to the next!

Holly said...

you packed so many great stops into your short trip, im impressed!!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It looks like it was a beautiful day in the bay! Totally jealous of the in-n-out!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Looked like such a fun trip! The food looked amazing ;)

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Mmmm, yummy food! I love the idea of a salsa and guacamole sampler!

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