My best lives out in San Rafeal and since I am so close to Cali we decided to have a fun food filled weekend w/ much needed wine! I LOVE Napa and she actually was living there prior, but they just relocated recently. Really stoked to get the opportunity to see Napa again and play in San Francisco for the day. It always amazes me the difference between wine county and the city. It literally is like driving from exciting chaos to beautiful scenic peace.
We had Burmese food actually the first night at the incredible restaurant Burmatown. It was my first Burmese food experience and a pretty spectacular one to say the least. This place will definitely get its own post. We headed to Napa the next day and had breakfast at the Fremont Diner, which too was delicious. Followed by some mimosas of course…. I swear I’m ’bout that Napa life for REALS.
For wine, first headed to Frank Family and did a tasting there. We started with some Chardonnay – which to be honest I really dislike the flavor of Chardonnay. Luckily we had some sparkling and great reds after. I like red but I prefer drinking white because I can drink more of it, for longer periods of time.. lol. But we had a great Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir ( my fav red). I have to say, I was really surprised how self absorbed Rich Frank & Family appeared. I have never seen so many pictures of oneself + family in a tasting room before. Tone it down Rich… I feel like we are friends now and I was at your wedding, lol. Anyway that was definitely great wine so I won’t complain too much. We were able to sit outside for a bit before the rain tried to ruin our day, but guess what- We are East Coast baddies and rain does not scare us… on to Honig!
Honig Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorites that I first had when I was in Sonoma a few years ago. We did Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Single Vineyard Cabernet, and Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc. This tasting room was nice because it had several different areas and rooms you could sit. We did attempt to go out in the vineyard and grabbed some obviously important photos.. I think my favorite wine was the Late Harvest SB. Wrapping up there we headed to downtown Napa to feast and re-wine. We bounced around a lot, first Carpe Diem for some smoked salmon and duck mac n cheese. Then hit up Zuzu tapas for main course, but had some eats at their other restaurant while we waited for a table. I love dinner hopping! It makes me feel like I am not missing out on anything. I get to share food, try lots of different things, and experience different venues. Win, Win, Win.
Of course I ended the night at In N Out… yeah that happened. I am SO freaking upset thought because there is BurgerFi there and that place is the goddam truth. It would end the Shake Shack Vs In N Out debate in less then 5 minutes. But it is ok, I am going back next month and will not make that mistake again. Sunday we got to do some fun in San Francisco that included starting at Mr Holmes Bakehouse, coffee at Blue Bottle, clam chowder in a bread bowl, and the famous Baked Bear for a donut ice cream sandwich. I know, thats it? Wish I had room for more but I was STUFFED. I wish every weekend could be that eventful and that delicious. I love food. I love traveling. I love you all <3
Enjoy some pics below and remember.. Food is LOVE.