On a recent day in wine country, this was one of many beautiful sights. Ray and I met Aunt S. and her sister B. They are in the middle of a tremendous trek across the country and back, and we met up with them during their stop in Napa Valley.
Robert Sinskey is a beautiful winery on the Silverado Trail, with a background in food as well as wine. Robert's wife is an executive chef- a beautiful kitchen sits in the back of the tasting room.
This is the first tasting we've been to that includes specially prepared nibbles alongside the tasting. This will be a new favorite- no question!
We did do the tour for the first time though. Interesting, but I just wanted to chat with Aunt S. We were the rowdy kids in school :-)
We discovered Ceja Vineyards last summer with my in-laws. They are actually members now! It's by appointment only but we called ahead and they have a nice patio to grab a snack. By 2:30 we were famished a scarfed some cheese, fruit, and bread that I brought in a cooler. It was gone before the camera came out.
Wearing the same dress as last year- oops!
We ended the day at Pizzeria Tra Vigne, where I saw my favorite sign ever that began this post. It's a local favorite owned by Michael Chiarello (Tra Vigne, Bottega, NapaStyle, Food Network). Our companions went the night before and my Aunt had a craving for the same dish: the Steak Piadine.
A piadine is a flatbread topped with a salad of different ingredients. You fold it in half and eat like a taco; genius! I made one of his piadine recipes almost two years ago in our apartment, the Caesar Piadine. I tried another, the Caprese Piadine.