Thursday, July 29, 2010

SUMMER LOVE Part III: Re-discovering An Old Friend

When I first moved to San Francisco in the 1980s, I had a dear friend who lived on an estate in the Napa Valley and I would go up to wine country as often as I could get there.

On my trips to Napa we would often sample the local eateries. I remember going to Tra Vigne (which literally translates to “amongst the vines”) over 20 years ago and loving it. Since that time the amount of choices for dining in wine country have become overwhelming, so Tra Vigne has faded into the background in favor of establishments not yet tried.

On a recent visit to Wine country I had the opportunity to eat there again and I have to say it was one of the most amazing meals I have ever had. We went for lunch and it couldn’t have been more perfect! The amazingly fresh food and the wonderful service were just what I remember. The cheese (mozzarella), the bread and the pasta were all made fresh on the premises and it was evident in the taste.

On your next trip to the Napa Valley, I encourage you to eat at Tra Vigne, especially if you haven’t eaten there before. The restaurant is located on Oak Avenue right on Highway 29 in St. Helena.

David Hansen

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog (wonderful!) and had to comment. This has been one of our very favorites when we go out to Napa. We know there are some slightly trendier places these days, but like an old slipper, it has always felt comfortable and has always made us happy. What could be better than that?

Glad you had the opportunity as well --