Flatbread at Pride, St. Helena (Napa Valley)

In California, Casual Cuisine, Foodie Tales, United States On January 15, 2012 0 Comments

When you ask Jason Skelly, Pride Wineyard‘s Chef, how he named this special dish, he blushes, muttering that it’s merely a flatbread, as if wasn’t noteworthy. However, his… Read More »

Trenette with Pesto

In Carbing, Home Cooked On January 12, 2012 0 Comments

Trenette is a kind of narrow, flat spaghetti that is usually served with Pesto sauce. The traditional recipe of this typical Genoa dish includes diced potatoes, boiled in… Read More »

Apple Strudel at Laguna Coffee Company, Laguna Beach

In California, Coffee Break, Foodie Tales, United States On January 10, 2012 2 Comments

From behind the counter I watch eagerly in the kitchen. “Can I help you?” the barista asks me. I tilt my head to the side. “What’s he making… Read More »

Café La Haye, Sonoma

In California, Fancy Food, Foodie Tales, United States On January 10, 2012 0 Comments

Especially when you are in Napa, it is not uncommon to bump into places that seem like holes in the wall, but turn out to be refined eateries…. Read More »

Almond Bigné at Ca’ Momi, Napa

In California, Foodie Tales, Sweet Tooth, United States On January 8, 2012 0 Comments

Before going to Ca’ Momi, enoteca (winery), pizzeria and pasticceria located in The Oxbow Market, I check their website. A big note stands in the middle of the… Read More »

Yountville’s Specialty Sandwiches, Napa Valley

In California, Foodie Tales, Quick Bites, United States On January 4, 2012 0 Comments

It’s not a secret that Napa offers the most exquisite and sophisticated dining experiences, overwhelming a foodie with its brimming atlas of the finest restaurants. When making a… Read More »