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Along the “trail” there were plenty of delightful small savory plates and desserts from over thirty of Napa Valley’s terrific restaurants:
These are some of the local restaurants that were serving:
Gott’s Roadside: House Smoked Tri-Tip Sliders with Spicy Point Reyes Blue Cheese Sauce
La Toque: Heirloom Shelling Bean Salad with Fresh Local Seafood
PRESS: Steak Tartare/Kampachi Tartare Duo
Silverado Resort & Spa: Marash Pepper Spiced Sweet Georgia Shrimp, Preserved Local Meyer Lemon-Fennel Purée, County Line Chicories and Bellwether Farms Crème Fraîche
VINeleven: Local Five Dot Ranch Carpaccio with Point Reyes Blue, Wild Arugula and Truffle Vinaigrette
The Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant: Lobster Pâté, Lavash, Herb Salad
Auberge du Soleil: Pumpkin Angel Food Cake, Espresso Cremeux, Pumpkin Confiture
I loved Brother Timothy’s Corkscrew Collection!
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This was a perfect time to visit Napa. The leaves on the vines were russet and burgundy. Many of the shops were decorated for the holidays. I loved the holiday selection at Ivy Twig & Twine in downtown Napa.
Downtown St. Helena also had an interesting assortment of decorations.
There are many Holiday Events in Napa:
Beringer is hosting a Holiday Open House in Saint Helena on December 8th from 11 am to 4 pm;
Yountville is having the 23rd Annual Festival of Lights on Washington Street.
Calistoga will have a Holiday Village starting on December 1st and the 17th annual Lighted Tractor Parade.
The Napa Holiday Historic Tour and Taste Event is December 1st from 3-7 pm www.napaholidaytour.com
Attend the Twelve Days of Christmas at Meadowood Napa Valley with twelve unique evenings of ffod and fun to benefit Share Our Strenth. For reservations call 707-963-3646.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com