SF and Napa next week. Any last minute recs?
Headed to SF for 2 nights starting Friday next week, then up to Napa for 4 days. Have a business meeting Friday PM, but otherwise open. We have Atelier Crenn set for Sat night. Staying at Calistoga Ranch for 4 nights then flying out of SF. Have TFL, Bouchon, Goose and Gander, set for dinners. Have wine tastings set at Darioush, Montelena, Schramsberg, Barnett, Pride, Vineyard 29. Our concierge has set up a few lunches for us, but honestly not sure we can eat that much more! Any suggestions for last minute things we should see or do?! Thanks.
Oxbow Market in Napa.
Honestly, Bouchon doesn't blow me away any more. I would see if you could get into Redd. Considering you are staying in Calistoga, I can't recommend JoLe highly enough. In downtown Napa, Zuzu is great for tapas.
If you have Saturday morning free and are in the city, you can't do any worse than the Farmer's Market at the Ferry Plaza.
I would pass on Bouchon too, and any TK restaurant less than 3 stars... Bouchon is a bit of an expensive tourist trap. Bistro Jeanty has better and less expensive French Bistro fare.
Redd is pretty good, but have read it has gone a little down hill lately, always have loved it.
Oenotri is a great Italian spot too.
If you have time, there's a cooking school for 'civilians' at Ramekins where you can see cooking demos or hands-on cooking classes. That's in Sonoma and classes range upwards of about $90 per person