Come join me in my hometown as we experience some of the best of Northern California! During this Getaway, we will explore the beautiful waterside village of Sausalito with its hidden stairways and paths. We will delight in the array of produce in the area's farmers markets. We will visit the nearby wine country of Napa Valley and experience the best of olive oil, food and wine. We will also spend time in San Francisco as we taste some of the most incredible cheeses, explore the gourmet mecca of the San Francisco Ferry Building and dine in favorite restaurants.

On Sunday afternoon, we will pick you up at the San Francisco airport and drive you to Napa Valley where we will begin our adventure. That evening, we will dine in a favorite casual local restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven and some of the best food in Napa Valley.

On Monday, following our Wine Country breakfast, we will spend the day with our friends at a nearby winery. First w...MORE


Warm Olives with Hummus

Salad of Arugula, Fuyu Persimmons, Fresh Ricotta and Toasted Almonds

Main Course
Fennel Pollen and Cocoa Nib-rubbed Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary-scented Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes and Local Vegetables

Warm Meyer Lemon Pudding Cakes

Menus for prepared meals can be adjusted to accomodate food allergies with advanced notice.

Culinary Getaways are intimate and limited to small groups. The focus is on local, seasonal ingredients and recipes. The recipes are designed to prepare at home. Instruction is in English. Food allergies can be accommodated for with advance notice. Local transportation, all meals and lodging in local hotels are included.

The price for the Autumn Getaway in Sausalito/San Francisco/Napa is $5500 per person (based on double occupancy). There is a $500 supplement for single lodging. Travel to/from San Francisco, California, is not included.