I have a few small wine posts to put up in the coming days, and I may even try my hand at a quick video, but for now some food pictures will have to hold you over. Dirty just posted a quick video for your viewing pleasure as well.
West Coast food always impresses me, from the inexpensive & delicious taquerias, to the decadent and progressive tasting menus of famed chefs. My previous trip out west, to San Diego, was an incredible food trip, but NorCal gave San Diego a run for its money. See my San Diego post here.
A breakfast burrito with chorizo, eggs, refried pinto beans, and rice. Ohhhhhh man.
Grilling vegetables at Antica winery, the Antinori Napa property
The roasted pork loin wrapped with butterflied pork belly at Antica
Sparkling rose at Cyrus
“A bitter bite of beer” at Cyrus – each bite was filled with an IPA style beer, served with a well complimenting bread
Shrimp sashimi at Cyrus
Squash blossom at Cyrus
Ragout of peas, chanterelles and pickled ramps, bantam egg at Cyrus
Caprese on a stick at Hess at Mt. Veeder, Napa
Oysters and shrimp ceviche at Hess
Margherita at Bovolo
Pulled lamb sandwich at Bovolo, crazy good
Hamachi at Dry Creek Kitchen
Ricotta and beet agnolotti at Dry Creek
al pastor and fish tacos
the largest shallot I’ve ever seen at Preston Vineyards
BLT with avocado at Oakville Grocery
Charcuterie at Terroir Natural Wine Merchant
I don’t have any pictures from Scopa, but that may have been the best meal we had in Healdsburg. Tripe in spicy red sauce, grilled peaches, and grilled romaine with the cleanest white anchovies I’ve ever tasted was incredible.
Clearly, the food in Sonoma/Napa is something to behold, and we haven’t even gotten to the wine yet…