Category Archives: Food / Restaurants

Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco

Napa Valley vineyard, Napa Valley Wine Country, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Napa Valley vineyard, Napa Valley Wine Country, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Thinking of visiting Napa and Sonoma Wine Country this year and want to avoid peak season crowds? Consider a visit during the Spring or early Summer. Although both areas are popular year-round tourist destinations, wine country tends to be especially busy from late summer to mid-October during harvest “crush” season.

Take a fun Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco and enjoy a leisurely day of wine-tasting in California’s historic wine country. No need to worry about drinking and driving. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach across the Golden Gate Bridge to scenic Napa and Sonoma Valley. And yes… there’s free Wi-Fi onboard, as well as an expert friendly narrated tour guide to answer any questions and keep you entertained as you wind your way through picturesque wine country. Continue reading

Burgundy Dining Stars in Beaune

Le Carmin sweetbreads entree - Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

Le Carmin sweetbreads entree – Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Passionate vintners craft world-class wine from the historic hillside vineyards of Burgundy. While winemakers tend the grapes, chefs in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, prepare outstanding cuisine to pair with their neighbor’s gems.

From luxurious fine dining to welcoming bistros, the small town of Beaune boasts over 100 restaurants, including four with Michelin-stars. During a recent visit to tour wineries and attend the 156th Hospices de Beaune wine charity auction in the city, we savored creative meals at these six top restaurants. Continue reading

Burgundy Dining Stars in the Côte d’Or

EdEm chocolate dessert - Photo Credit: Francoise Brooks

EdEm chocolate dessert – Photo Credit: Francoise Brooks

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

In the villages of Burgundy dining is as much an art form as winemaking. From the Grand Cru vineyards of Nuit-St-Georges in the north of the Côte d’Or to Chassagne-Montrachet, Levernois, and the small hamlet of Santenay in the south, dining opportunities abound.

Expect these restaurants to serve exceptional local wines. The name Côte d’Or harkens to the area’s “slopes of gold” as the Burgundian vines turn color after harvest. The A6 road from Paris to Lyon passes through Burgundy. Known as Autoroute du Soleil or Motorway of the Sun, the A6 is the main route to the south of France. Whether you target Burgundy for your stay or stop along the way, these four restaurants offer memorable cuisine.

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10+ Fun Things To Do in Bath UK in 2017

Quaint cobblestone streets in Bath, UK - photo © Love to Eat and Travel

Quaint cobblestone streets in Bath, UK – photo © Love to Eat and Travel

The picturesque city of Bath is one of England’s top destinations. Lined with quaint cobblestone streets, Bath is Britain’s only designated World Heritage listed city – famous for its 18th century Georgian architecture and ancient Roman Baths. The Royal Crescent, one of Bath’s major attractions, celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2017 – what better time to visit this charming city and enjoy the celebrations. Check out our list of recommendations of fun things to do this year.

Located in Somerset (about 100 miles west of London), Bath is only a 90-minute journey by train from London’s Paddington Station. If you’re staying in London and are interested in visiting Bath for the day, there are some fun Guided One-Day Trips that you can take. We’ve included a few of these options at the end of our article.

Here are 10+ Fun Things To Do in Bath during this celebratory year:

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Romantic Getaway at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath UK

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa - aerial view of Garden © The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa – aerial view of Garden © The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

After traveling 6,000 miles from San Francisco, CA we couldn’t wait to enjoy a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway in Bath. Traveling by train, the picturesque city of Bath is only a 90-minute journey from London’s Paddington Station. It’s an easy trip to make if you’re visiting London and want to escape to England’s beautiful countryside for a few days.

Bath is famous for its magnificent 18th century Georgian architecture and its ancient Roman Baths. It’s also considered to be the most romantic city in the UK –  and after our last visit there, we couldn’t agree more!

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Our Favorite Napa Breakfast Spot… on Hwy 29

Napa Valley vineyard across from Hwy 92 Cafe – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Napa Valley vineyard across from Hwy 92 Cafe – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Whenever we drive up to Napa Valley, we like to stop at the Hwy 29 Cafe for breakfast, brunch or lunch. It’s nothing fancy, but this small all-American diner has all the right ingredients for a satisfying meal – good food, enormous portions, reasonable prices, casual atmosphere and fast, friendly service with a smile 🙂 If you’re planning a day of wine-tasting, this is a good place to grab a quick bite on your way up the valley.

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5 Top Experiences in Toronto

Holt Renfrew escalator - Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

Holt Renfrew escalator – Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Discovering tasty and exciting attractions in Toronto is an easy quest. From film and art to food and shopping, pick a neighborhood and choose from an array of activities.

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