Jan 17, 2011

Bouchon Bakery, Yountville, Napa Valley

The distance from San Francisco to the wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valley is short and convenient for a day trip. The countless spots are perfect to spend a day or weekends. Every time I go there I find some different winery, a new restaurant, a fresh breeze, it feels like the cycle of the grapes renew the hopes for the out coming product. 

I also love to take family & friends there to sightseeing, do some great wine tasting and enjoy some tasty food. This time, on New Year's Day, wouldn't be different. Most of the wineries were closed and amid those low temperatures and cloudy weather, there were a lot of people looking for the wine tastings. The only one we found open was Domaine Carneros Taittinger, which produces gorgeous sparkling wines. After lunching at The Girl & the Fig, we headed for sparkling & cheese there, and last stop at the fabulous Bouchon Bakery.

There, we found the huge in-house made macaroons, right-out-of-the-oven pastries, tons of delicacies and snacks. The city of Yountville is already a cute little town that attracts for it's small town spirit as well as for the top restaurants that it offers. 

I love their croissants and pain au chocolat. They also go perfect for a break in and out of the wineries and stretching the legs before driving back to SF. 

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