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Napa Valley: Always a Pleasure


On assignment for a magazine, I was lucky enough to spend some time in Napa Valley recently, and wanted to share a few photos. Above: the view of the valley from Pritchard Hill, close to Ovid winery. [UPDATE: click here to read the article in Endless Vacation magazine.]

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Jul. 11 2012 | Comments Off on Napa Valley: Always a Pleasure

Point Reyes and Napa Valley

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Let There Be Bite explored the beaches and forests of Point Reyes National Seashore park, north of San Francisco, and then traveled east for wine tastings in Napa Valley–with, naturally, good things to report by way of food the entire journey, including the French Laundry! Click here to see all photos.

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Mar. 29 2010 | Comments Off on Point Reyes and Napa Valley

Lunch at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry

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While I waited patiently on the phone for a Per Se reservation two months in advance of the date, my lunch at the French Laundry came up rather unexpectedly. Knowing I would be in Napa in two weeks, I put myself on the waiting list in case there was a lunch cancellation. Having assumed that most people make the French Laundry a vacation destination in itself, I didn’t expect a call. Yet, after returning from a hike in Point Reyes National Seashore park, there it was: A missed call from the French Laundry (joy)… but 45 minutes ago! (misery) Arg, surely they had found someone to take the open reservation the next day. But (insert minor hyper-
ventilation here) they hadn’t, and of course we were in. You gotta do it once, right?

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Mar. 23 2010 | Comments Off on Lunch at Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry
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