I love Sundays. The only day of the week that I actually sit down in the morning with a cup of mocha and the Sunday Times. During the summer, I enjoy reading the paper out on the patio. The hubby in the family room lounging, catching up on sports with Smokey (the cat) by his side, while I have Kona (our pup) out with me as she frolic’s through the hills in my backyard.
This morning, was just a bit too windy for me to be out there reading the paper. But I am relishing in the memory of a beautiful day in the Napa Valley celebrating our anniversary. As usual, Domaine Carneros was absolutely lovely. They knew it was our anniversary so they poured us extra champagne to taste.
After that, we headed to downtown Napa and hung out at the Blues, Brews, and BBQ festival. Great music, a few beers and lots of people watching.
We actually didn’t try any of the BBQ because of our dinner reservations at the Fish Story.
We started out with an order or Chicken apple sausage as an appetizer. The sliced sausage had been extremely overcooked and were very dry. For dinner Steve order the Salmon linguini. He said it was flavorful, but disappointing. He would have preferred a salmon filet serve on top of a bed of pasta, rather than chunks of salmon tossed with the linguini.
I order the pan seared halibut. It was beautifully seared and sitting on top of a bed of roasted corn, fennel sauce and chanterelle mushrooms. Unfortunately, it had to be returned. All I could taste was salt. My side order of roasted squash was extremely bland and got cold, while I waited for the halibut to be remade. My opinion, a bit pricey for the quality of food and I don’t believe we will be back.
Stay tuned in and look for my Baked Siracha Chicken tenders recipe to be posted tomorrow.