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Jun 30, 2010

A glimmer of hope…

by:  Jessica De Lasaux, “The Kitchen Gardener”   I just received wonderful news from Christy Abreu, Education Director, at Upper Valley Disposal.  After a lengthy bureaucratic process, Upper Valley Disposal has obtained their official solid waste permit to begin a …

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Jun 28, 2010

Concierge Corner: Hot Air Ballooning in Napa

 By: Yahell Peralta, Chef Concierge  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? To follow the birds in flight across the sunrise? To soar hundreds of feet in the air, floating serenely above one of the most …

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Jun 21, 2010

A Toast to Summer Solstice

Today is Summer Solstice, the first day of summer. According to Wikipedia, Summer Solstice, or the “first day of summer,” is “when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′.” As a …

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Jun 11, 2010

Notes From the Garden: Fava Beans

by:  Jessica De Lasaux, “The Kitchen Gardener” I have always held an affinity for the Fava bean. Their long, bright green, lumpy pods, herald the beginning of spring.  It was not until I realized the full potential of the Fava …

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Jun 9, 2010

Chef’s Recipe – Asparagus, Slow Cooked Egg, Kampachi

By: Executive Chef Robert Curry Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 bunches Asparagus 4 each Eggs 12 ounces Kampachi Fillet 1 recipe Black Olive Vinaigrette (recipe follows) to taste Fleur de Sel Method: ·  Heat a water bath with a thermocirculator to …

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Jun 9, 2010

Some Thoughts On Wines Made With Biodynamic And Organically Grown Grapes

By Kris Margerum In my position as Wine director at Auberge du Soleil, I have the opportunity to taste a great number of wines, on average around 200 wines per week. While my palette is just average for a wine …

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Jun 8, 2010

Auberge du Soleil’s Sculpture Garden

Auberge du Soleil is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture ever assembled for viewing and sale: The I. Wolk Sculpture Gallery. Featuring nearly 110 works by 65 California sculptors, the open-air gallery showcases figurative and abstract …

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Jun 4, 2010

Join Auberge du Soleil in Support of the Napa Valley Vine Trail

There is a grassroots effort to build a non-motorized, hike-and-bike trail from Calistoga to Napa to the Vallejo Ferry in the coming years.   The Auberge du Soleil Hotel, a proud member of the Bay Area Green Business Program, is committed …

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Jun 4, 2010

Auction Napa Valley 2010

Auction Napa Valley 2010 The American Wine Classic June 3-6, 2010  The 30th anniversary Auction Napa Valley, which has raised $90 million for Napa Valley nonprofits in its 29 years, begins with bidder’s parties throughout the Napa Valley tonight and …

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