Fremont Diner – Sonoma

Went to breakfast at the Fremont Diner in Sonoma with Bruce, Danny, Luc and Melody.  Shrimp & Grits, Brisket and Potato Scramble, Biscuits & Gravy, Pancakes, Waffles, Apple Doughnuts,  Fried Oysters, wow…

  • September 1, 2013

Pool Party

We had a great party Napa Style at Lisa’s parents’ house.  Many hours of fun in and out of the pool.

  • August 18, 2013

Cochon555 Heritage Fire

Maureen and I went to Cochon555’s Heritage Fire event in St. Helena on Sunday afternoon.  Bruce and Danielle were pouring their Three Clicks at the event, and got us tickets.  The venue was stunning (under the trees at Charles Krug…

  • August 12, 2013

Bastille Day!

We had quite the celebration today!  French Nephew visiting, started with French Toast, watched the Tour de France take on Mont Ventoux, then had lunch at Bistro Jeanty, and dessert at Bouchon Bakery.  We are now officially Frenched!

  • July 14, 2013

Dinner with the Cassianis and Truchards

We made grilled, braised short rib sandwiches with caramelized onions, petite basque cheese and arugula.  The Cassianis brought the appetizers and the Truchards brought dessert.  Awesome evening… 7 adults, 7 children.  Slow day today.

  • June 30, 2013

It is wrong…

not to go for a bike ride on a beautiful spring day like this.  I had to motivate myself to go biking instead of going out for a 2000 calorie breakfast at Biscuits, but I am glad I did.  A…

  • June 15, 2013

Bottlerock in Napa

Bottlerock Napa – finally went on Sunday night courtesy of Barend and Sarie (actually, it was their son Anton who gave up his ticket!). Saw Wallflowers, Cake, Train, and the highlight: Rodrigo y Gabriela. Didn’t go for all four days…

  • May 12, 2013

Sushi Class with Morimoto’s chefs

Another one of Maureen’s wonderful gifts… a Sushi class by the chefs of Morimoto’s Napa restaurant. The class was called “Sushi & Sashimi: Fundamentals and History” and was taught by his Executive Chef Kang Kuan and Sushi Chef Ingi Son.…

  • May 4, 2013