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Very excited! We are on the road headed through Sonoma towards Napa and I am so proud I've kept the B&B a secret still! I am flipping through the papers I had in my lap and I realized the one page said "The Bealzey House" and of course, Mr. Nosy is checking the papers out from the passenger seat. UUUGHHH! He quickly looks away and says he saw nothing but is not making eye contact with me. LOL. Dang it! Figures! Oh well, so I came clean that we were staying in a Bed and Breakfast Inn BUT he still didn't know about the jacuzzi and fireplace. Hee Hee.
Since we were pretty early still, I decided to take him to one of the wineries I am a member at - Andretti Winery.
We hung out at Andretti for a bit, Brett bought his usual magnet, and even a hat and shirt. Whoo Hoo. We headed off to check in our B&B which was INCREDIBLE.
We got out stuff out of the car and headed back to the main house for the mini wine reception and the homemade chocolate chip cookies I'd been hearing about. Cookies and sherry are provided in the afternoon and there are always sodas, water, and such in a mini fridge available at no cost. Since there were only 4 of us staying in the house total, there was no winery coming in so Colin was just going to open a few bottles and we could sit around and chat. The other couple ironically was from Sacramento as well so we chatted with them a bit while enjoying a Chardonnay from Trefethen and a Cabernet from Castello di Amorosa (where I would be taking Brett on Saturday - YEAH).
Colin gave us a few recommendations and we decided on a Cajun place that was like 2 blocks up. He got us a reservation and off we headed. It was a very small place but very cozy. The food was phenominal and I really enjoyed what I ordered. They had an Oysters Rockefeller special that was to die for. I wish I remember everything that was in it but I remember it had marscapone cheese and the oysters weren't cheap ($3.50 each) but we decided to try 4 of them. I ordred the Gumbo and Brett had the Jambalaya with Duck Confit. Both were excellent but definitely a bit on the spicy side. I couldn't finish all the gumbo and gave some to Brett to eat. Poor thing, he was falling asleep at the dinner table so we quickly got our check and headed back to the room.
We decided to relax and take advantage of the great jacuzzi tub and the wine I brought and it was just a perfect evening! We had to head to bed early though as we had to be up in St Helena by 10:30am for our tour and tasting with V. Sattui! :-)