Day four, the final day of our road trip and we headed to the sweet city of Napa. Long known for it wineries and restaurants Napa feels larger and more spread out than the small towns we’ve enjoyed so far. More walking is good for us as we knew we’d enjoy our lunch somewhere along the way. The lush plantings as we walk are enticing.
A walk across the bridge led us to the Oxbow Public Market. Upon stepping inside we were surrounded by an amazing display of foods including olive oils, meats, cheeses, seafood and desserts. The delicious scents made us quite hungry.
We ended up enjoying a wonderful wood-fired Margherita pizza, salad and a glass of wine for lunch at Ca’ Momi restaurant. We ate on the little terrace overlooking the parking lot but especially enjoyed the table next to us. The central figures of the Ca’ Momi Winery in Napa were having a business meeting. We couldn’t help but listen in and appreciate the work they do. The pizza with it’s deliciously fresh sauce and mozzarella was perfection.
After lunch and a bit of shopping we headed out of town, stopping briefly in Yountville to check out the shops at the V Marketplace. Located in a beautiful old winery it’s a perfect place to wander and window shop. On our way back we strayed into St. Helena for one last look and stopped again at my new favorite shop Acres to make my birthday purchase. It’s a vintage camel saddle, which sounds very weird, but it will make a wonderful small bench. Photos to follow soon. I also found a very sweet olive tree which will totally remind me of our spring 2012 trip to the wine country. Homeward bound tomorrow.
It’s been a wonderful visit.