Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Birthday in St. Helena

We got out of the house a bit later than expected this morning. The thrill of still being in pajamas at 10:30 on a Wednesday was just too much for us. So, we didn't make it to the gardens I posted yesterday. Instead, we went to St. Helena.
  • Ahi tuna burger and sweet potato fries at the original Taylor's Refresher nom nom nom (top picture).
  • Dean and Deluca and ogled the produce (TWSS)
  • Proposed - and then immediately abandoned the idea of - a photography contest at V. Sattui Vineyards (I think HD was scared, frankly, of the masterful way I create sheer art with my Kodak Easyshare from 5 years ago; also, winery in 2nd picture)
  • Olive oil tasting at St. Helena Olive Oil
  • Accidental discovery of the Greystone Culinary Institute of America, where I found some hi-larious winemaking artifacts just right there, on display, where there's no going back (3rd and 4th pictures)
  • Drive along Spring Mountain Road, where HD decided he was suddenly an expert in growing wine grapes ("This wine must suck, the vines don't get any sun.")
  • Dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Barefoot Cafe in Fairfax

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