GO: Sip, Soak and Savour in Napa Valley
December 5, 2012
We’re no strangers to the rolling hills of Napa. The world acclaimed wineries, breathtaking views, Michelin star-rated restaurants, and luxurious spas keep us coming back for more.
Where we stayed…
It’s no surprise that Solage Calistoga is a haven for celebrities and A-listers worldwide. The artful oasis boasts interiors replete with natural materials, its very own Michelin-starred resto and a killer spa. Mint-scented turn down water and a very sexy shower for two made this a must-return hotel. The cutest duo of touring bicycles parked outside of our “cottage” didn’t hurt the ahhhhhhhhhh factor.
Where we soaked…
In the ‘healing geo-thermal waters’ at Spa Solage, after experiencing the ‘Solage Signature Mudslide’. Spa Solage definitely lives up to its title of Conde Nast’s Number one spa in the Americas and the Caribbean.
Where we sipped and savoured…
Michelin Star-rated Solbar, offers California Soul Food inspired by fresh locally grown, seasonal ingredients. In addition to the delectable culinary offerings, the space includes an outdoor patio where you can dine by the warmth of a fire pit while taking in the spectacular views.
The Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant in St. Helena is one of the three restaurants of The Culinary Institute of America. Its elevated location makes it one of the best places to savour delicious slow braised short ribs, while taking in views of the valley with a glass of wine.
If you’re looking for home grown flavours, Zazu restaurant and farms prides itself in its American classics and rustic Italian menu. Also on offer are limited production wines, scarcely found outside Sonoma County.
Set back in the Southern Dry Creek Valley, we also loved sipping on some flavourful Carignane at Alderbrook Winery, winner of the 2012 International Wine competition.
The perfect recipe for a heavenly getaway. Till next time Napa!