Not only is Napa Valley, California one of world’s premiere wine destinations, it is also one of the world’s sought-after foodie destinations. Quality and seasonal fresh ingredients always make Napa’s cuisine truly among the world’s best.
The region’s 100-plus restaurants have won more Michelin stars per capita than any other wine region not only in the US, but in the whole world.
While Napa is proud about its local cuisine, it also embraces international flavors as well. People who are all about good food won’t run out of options in this region. If you’re in downtown Napa, check out Napkins Bar and Grill, a modern bistro located in the heart of the city. Its upbeat ambiance and American and global fusion cuisine, as well as its extensive selection of wines, have won first-time patrons and loyal customers.
Also located in the heart of downtown Napa is another excellent restaurant called Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin BBQ. This casual establishment is not only a BBQ joint, but it’s also a wine store and wine bar. House favorites include beer-can chicken, pulled pork and brisket sandwiches with three types of BBQ sauces, and the BBQ ribs. Customers rave on about its delicious and reasonably-priced fare.
If you want more than just ordinary burgers, go to Gott’s Roadside in either Napa or in St. Helena. It has a charming combination of “roadside stand” and American diner. It serves burgers, fries, tacos, salads, and breakfast meals. Among its popular dishes are the Ahi burger and Ahi tacos (with Ahi tuna), the Western Bacon Blue Ring (burger with blue cheese), Wisconsin Sourdough, and milk shakes. Prices can change without prior notice and the lines can get really long, but don’t let these intimidate you! It just proves that the food is that good!
There are also meals taken after some activity such as a hot air balloon ride. Traditionally, a champagne toast follows to celebrate a successful flight. Balloons Above the Valley (BATV) offers more than just a champagne toast! We make sure that our guests are satisfied all the way — before and after the flight.
Prior to the hot air balloon flight guests are treated to a continental breakfast consisting of freshly baked muffins, brewed coffee, and an assortment of teas and hot chocolate to get them ready for their big adventure, served buffet style. Then they will be off to what could be the greatest ride in their lives where they will get to see the idyllic Napa countryside from several thousand feet above the ground.
The post-flight champagne brunch is also served buffet style. Set at an idyllic wine country setting, the champagne brunch delights guests with a smorgasbord of culinary pleasures — pastries, seasonal fruits, scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, sausage, bacon, potatoes, ham, turkey, Starbucks coffee, orange juice, and of course sparkling wine! Guests do not only enjoy the food but also the conversation with new found friends, reminiscing how breathtaking the flight was.
Balloons Above the Valley makes sure that the guests are satisfied from beginning to end. Not only do they enjoy hot air balloon flights, but they also enjoy the finest of fine dining here in Napa Valley, California.