We spent our 2nd wedding anniversary this past Christmas Eve at The Carneros Inn, in Wine Country. It was actually less than 24 hours, but 21 hours doesn't have the same ring to it ;) It ended up being super cold there, so we decided to forget the vineyards and enjoy our awesome resort and stuff our faces with food.
Starting off with a quick lunch at Pizza Antica while shopping for Hubbys home office desk, we arrived at The Carneros Inn in perfect time for check-in, and gosh, this place was gorgeous. I can only imagine what it looks like during Spring.
We spent our afternoon exploring the grounds, standing on the heated bathroom floors of our cottage, reminiscing, and eventually losing to Chirag over game of chess. I blame the pretty fireplace and the wine (jokes).
Dinner was at The Farm, an incredible fine dining restaurant with local and fresh ingredients, and a separate vegetarian menu. How considerate of them!
I was very tempted to take photos of every dish that came out, but when you’re in a nice dress, at a formal restaurant, it’s really quite nerve-wrecking to move around dinnerware, stand up and click a few pics. So my apologies on that front.
But, here's what we ate:
Organic Butter Lettuce with radish, a few other vegetables and an incredible mustard vinaigrette
Roasted Baby Beets, with Burrata, and Marinated Blackberries
Truffle risotto, with truffle butter and parmigiano-reggiano
Layered Chocolate Mousse Cake that looked like a candle. With curried brownie bits, pomegranate coulis, orange chocolate and some other little delectables.
I’d go back just for that dessert, well, all of it actually. The ambiance and service was impeccable.
The next morning was another big meal at Boon Fly Cafe. Since it was Christmas Day, the wait wasn't more than 30 minutes, which Bay Area residents know is pretty darn good.
I kid you not, we finished 95% of our order. Why? The food totally hit the spot. Hands down, the best place for brunch we’ve been to so far.
Parfait with housemade granola and berries
A large plate of Crispy Hashbrowns
Margarita Flatbread (which ended up being a 12 inch thin crust pizza)
A side of toast, with the best butter ever
And to top it all off, mouth-wateringly yummy, Boon Fly donuts covered in cinnamon sugar.
It's safe to say that both of us experienced a serious case of Food Coma afterwards.
Our one day celebration, was truly fantastic. For the foodies visiting Napa, it's a must go.