Check Out Coffee Caboose in Yountville’s New Crepe Menu

Hungry java junkies, wasted winos and famished Francophiles now have a new options amid Yountville’s scant but growing choices for a quick bite. Coffee Caboose, the coffee stand across from Bouchon houses in an old train car, has been serving up crepes both sweet savory for the past week. The classics — ham and cheese [...]

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New Restaurant Flips Martini House

What’s Good for the goose is good for the Gander — or in this case, what was good for The Martini House is good for the Goose & Gander. When the much-loved Martini House in Saint Helena closed in late fall of 2010, many up-valley locals attempted to drown themselves in the river. The rest [...]

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From this Duck’s Heart to Yours

A Belated Valentine’s Day Pairing There we were, breaking in our new pink immersion blender on a batch of frozen cranberry margaritas when Chef John Fink of The Whole Beast showed up with an armful of sausages. But these weren’t just any sausages. Oh no, there were Fink’s special Valentine’s Day sausages (it was after [...]

Why Thomas Keller Can Shill For American Express And It Not Be Bullshit

It’s easy to be cynical about Chef Thomas Keller getting all weepy and nostalgic for Yountville and his bay laurel tree while hawking for American Express, as he did in the above ad that aired during the Oscars last night. It’s easy because Yountville is a wine country theme park, and Keller is one of [...]

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Lucy’s Lift: Bardessono’s Restaurant Gets Much More Than a Nip-n-Tuck

Let’s face it. No one wants to eat in a hotel. Hotel restaurants far too often feel like an extension of the lobby — and anything that feels even remotely lobby-like is not exactly appetite inducing. The restaurant at Bardessono, a contemporary, well-designed hotel that opened in Yountville in 2009, had been cursed with the [...]

Wine Country Represents: James Beard Semifinalists Announced

More thrilling than the Oscar and the Grammy awards combined (for us, at least), the annual James Beard Foundation Awards recognizes some of the best, most interesting and most dedicated professionals in the food and wine world. And while not surprising, given the number of restaurants and producers in this area, we were excited to [...]

Chef Thomas Keller at the grand re-opening of Bouchon Bakery in Yountville by Table To Grave.

Breaking Bread: Bouchon Bakery Grand Reopens

They say man cannot live on bread alone. And that’s true even if the bread is from Bouchon and if by bread you also mean insanely rich pastries in addition to your baguettes and batards. Luckily Chef Thomas Keller’s bakery long ago added sandwiches and lunch snacks to its repertoire. Much of the Napa Valley [...]

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Breakfast is Served: Gott’s Fills Napa Niche

Napa is a breakfast hinterland. You can easily find yourself crawling through the valley, literally tripping over tasting rooms serving wine at 10 a.m., but if you want a decent egg sandwich, you are out of luck (and we stress decent — sorry Model Bakery). But Gott’s Roadside has come to the rescue. Centrally located [...]

Living to Eat

When we decided on the name Table To Grave we had in mind a lifestyle site built around food and drink. So what does that mean? Well, we don’t go to the farmer’s market once a week and the rest of the time pick up groceries at Target. It means that all this talk of [...]