Farm-To-Table Wedding Options Abound in Napa Valley
- Published: Monday, May 9th 2016
- in Travel & Play
Farm-to-table food is a pillar in Napa Valley, and local resorts and wineries make for splendid wedding backdrops. This irresistible combination makes Napa Valley an easy go-to for food conscious wedding-seekers.
Say I do to Healthy
At Carneros Inn, executive chef Aaron Meneghelli culinary wizardry with local product serves beautiful dishes. The resort employs a full-time gardener, and approximately 40% of the resort’s produce comes from the onsite garden.
Meneghelli loves working with couples to customize menus for their special day. He incorporates their favorite foods with the freshest, thoughtfully sourced produce.
Here, a morning-after, family-style brunch in the hilltop dining room comes with panoramic valley views. Have a tasty bite with delicious eggs benedict on housemade biscuits or the hot smoked salmon being served. For dinners, the menu captivates with dishes like prime New York strip loin garnished with icicle radishes, broccolini and romanesco.
Wedding escapes and more
Residences and cottages at Carneros Inn are arranged in verdant subdivisions sprinkled with fruit trees. During peak seasons, guests pluck ripe figs and apples right off the trees. Wedding ceremonies take place in the wedding garden, an oval lawn surrounded by myrtle trees that overlook the vineyards.
Wineries; the Napa flavor
For foodie honeymooners looking for new horizons, B Cellars in Oakville is a fantastic option. It’s among one of the newer wineries in Napa Valley, and they don’t settle for anything short of spectacular. The locale has an excellent chef’s garden with herbs, fruits, and vegetables, along with its beehive and chicken coop. You’ll also see five acres of baby Cabernet Sauvignon vines.
The chef’s garden pairing is an excellent al fresco lunch alternative for tasting room visitors. Chef Derick Kuntz designs a gorgeous butter lettuce salad with finely chopped beets and a tangerine Greek yogurt dressing. He chases this with housemade pappardelle and a grilled swordfish with tomato chutney. Pair dishes with complementing wine. A sweet finish comes courtesy of San Francisco’s Nosh This, who provides cabernet chocolate truffles to the property.