The weather was incredible, 90 degrees, cool mornings and evenings. Our first stop, Mustard Grill, to have our annual bloody mary with grilled shishito peppers and various other dishes. Later, we stopped and had happy hour at the Hog
Island, where we dined on bubbly rose and kumamotos, hama hama and the local hog island oysters, so fresh. I did hit most of my favorite stores; my favorite in St Helena is the Napa Valley Vintage store, unfortunately missed their annual tent sale which began friday and lasted through the weekend. Perused the shelves at Dean and Deluca for ideas for this year's Incredible Edibles class at PS stores in November. Missed a few stores, but next time. Finished out the day with bubbly at Domaine Chandon, the grounds are beautiful. Returned to OxBow Market for drip coffee and C Casas huevos rancheros, outstanding
and off to San Francisco.
A treat for the eyes as well as the palate. Could not decide, chose a boxful of treats and traveled next door to Dandelion, purchased chocolate bars, caramels, peanut tart and a huge s'more to brulee at home.
Nothing better than chocolate.