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Sunday, August 23, 2009

More photos from our recent trip to Sonoma. The photo above was taken @ Rutherford Hill Winery, in Rutherford. I took this shot from the picnic area, which gave me a nice view of the Napa Valley from where I stood.

Another shot of grapes. Look at those gorgeous variations of purple-blue on the grapes. Beautiful.

Although it is almost September, the colors of the leaves are gently changing colors. In less than a few weeks, the leaves will be putting on a spectacular show.

My husband took this shot of me in front of "The French Laundry", in Yountville. For those who do not know this the only way you can get a reservation at this restaurant is by booking 2 months in advance! "The French Laundry" offers 2 menus to choose from. I learned of this restaurant several years ago, when my husband was attending culinary school. We have talked about actually eating here 1 day, but as a vegetarian, I have concluded that there would be very little I would eat on the menu! The French style of cooking excludes people like me from their foods! Anyway, for more information about "The French Laundry", go to this link:

More my style is "The French Laundry's" sister restaurant, "Bouchon". Besides "Bouchon", there is "Bouchon Bakery". Not this visit, but on our last to Napa, we ate @ "Bouchon". This time, I wanted to concentrate on their bakery. We hit the bakery twice while we were up there this past week. I got something deliciously decadent called "TKO"; the "TKO" consists of 2 chocolate cookies filled with a light creme. I picked something that was the least sinful out of a boat-load of pastries and cookies that would make you gain a pound or 2 just from looking @ them!

The next 2 shots are from "Bistro Jeanty", another French-styled restaurant, in Yountville. I have never been to France, but the bistro's curtains, flowering window boxes, and bicycle outside of the restaurant really caught my attention.

It is 1 of my dreams to visit France before I die. When we walked by "Bistro Jeanty", I felt like I had been transformed to the south of France. More Sonoma and Napa photos to come in my next post.


lee said...

Just got up on all your vacation photos. I love SF (my husband and I have been there at 6 times)it is our fav city. Love those soul cards. Sounds like you had a great vacation, now its back to school, not much of a rest....loving your blog, so is you husband a chef....I would love to have a chef as a husband, he could take right over in my kitchen

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Roseann said...

Thanks Lee for your kind comments! My husband went to culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, here in Pasadena, however, being a chef is not what he does for a living. He has never been a chef in a restaurant. We have been together for 30 years and I have done the majority of the cooking for most of those years. He rarely cooks, but when he does, he does a terrific job. And because I am a vegetarian, he is ALWAYS mindful of what he cooks for us.

Roseann said...

Venus, glad you are enjoying my blog!