West Coast Greetings!

I am writing to you from the West Coast and feeling spoiled by the perfect climate and exquisite cuisine! I came here, to sunny California, to attend a Harvest Moon Ball wedding celebration which I will be blogging about later this week.

I was lucky enough to enjoy lunch at one of the BEST restaurants with the BEST view in Napa, Auberge du Soleil and of course I wanted to share a few pictures with you.

I also went on a breathtaking tour of Opus One Winery. It’s a mix of old-world Europe and contemporary California. I highly recommend coming for a visit if you find yourself in wine country.

Enjoying a beautiful day at Opus One Winery

Poached Shrimp, Butter Lettuce, Avocado, Navel Orange at Auberge du Soleil

Wild Shrimp Risotto at Auberge du Soleil

Sonoma Chicken, Roasted Artichoke, Potato, Jus Gras at Auberge du Soleil

View from our table at Auberge du Soleil

Dessert! Crisp Filo Wrapped Chocolate Dumplings; Tarragon Ice Cream; Arbequina Olive Oil

I will definitely be bringing some California influence home with me for my Fall cooking classes. I hope to see you there!