Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Model Bakery - St. Helena

I don't know what show I was watching on the Food network that mentioned the English Muffins at The Model Bakery but all I know is I had to try this place. So on the drive to Coppola Winery with my sis we had to stop and see for ourselves. How can a English Muffin be so good you say? Um. When they are dripping with butter, crispy and crusty and piping hot. Oh yea. This was the most amazing thing I've eaten in awhile. Check it...

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Hey there! It's been awhile. Last weekend my lovely sister was in town to help me kick off spring break. She's kinda awesome, and I realize how lucky I am to have a big sis who always knows how to cheer me up and give me great advice. So she got a Gilt deal for a three course meal and wine pairings at Francis Ford Coppola Winery so we thought we'd make a day of it! Little did we know it would be a long, longggg drive North in the pouring rain! It's ok. It was still super fun to spend some time together.
 Crazy drive through St.Helena and the country side. Note to self; see Napa in the summer time!

And the food...

The winery itself has Coppola's memorabilia for display and sits on land with a pool accessible for visitors. I wish it wasn't pouring, or freezing or else we would've come earlier in the day to enjoy the view. The prix fix menu was pretty good. We both got the steaks and zucchini fries to start. She had the Cesar salad and I had the house. The dessert was also lovely. The wine pairings were amazing and they didn't skimp on the pours. I really really enjoyed this meal. So fun!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Arami - Chicago

This is a late post - but I went to Arami for dinner with the bf when I was back over Valentine's Day. This place is so randomly hidden amongst the store front's on Chicago Avenue I realize I must have driven by it dozens of times without noticing. The interior is so cozy. There is a front bar area a middle dining area and a back atrium with more dinning space. Fireplaces and plants are all around, making for a cozy dinning experience. Here is what we got.

Mmm. So. Good. The noodles were bomb. And the sushi was to die for. Nom.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Picture{s} of the day...

Pics I took last weekend while my parent's were in town. They opted to stay at the Fairmont, SF in nob hill and the views were amazing.... <3