This past weekend I spent time in Napa Valley working and watching some golf at the Safeway Open at Silverado Resort and Spa. It rained quite a bit but it was still a fun weekend exploring one of my favorite places!
The Safeway Open is an awesome tournament- congrats Brandon Steele! Not only was it a weekend of great golf despite far from ideal conditions, but there is an amazing Food & Wine tent with local vendors and a FREE concert every night. That's right- FREE! I enjoyed watching Charles Kelley play on Friday night which worked out great because I'm a huge country fan. Other nights they had X Ambassadors, Third Eye Blind, and even Jimmy Buffet!
Silverado Resort and Spa also had a great display of Travis Mathew front and center in the pro shop. I just love this crew and their support of TM! The polo front right and on display is called the Mame-it's my favorite! It was so fun watching all of the TM guys out there and I even got a picture with Keegan. Great job to Chris Kirk this week for his top 10 finish!
I had the pleasure of staying at the Swiss Hotel in Sonoma, which is just a short 25 minute drive from Silverado. The Swiss Hotel is a historic landmark, built in the 1800s, and opened as a hotel and restaurant in 1909. It is located in downtown Sonoma in walking distance of plenty of five star restaurants and cool bars. There are only 5 rooms and it has a cool 19th century look and vibe. I stayed in room 3 which had an amazing reading nook, but all of the rooms have different decor, making it a unique-boutique-antique hotel 😉
In addition to the 5 rooms, there is also a restauarant and bar. The restaurant has an amazing back patio which I suggest sitting in. The food was to die for and of course there are plenty of local wines to choose from! I suggest the crab cakes to start and the butternut squash ravioli. Then you must finish the meal off with the chocolate brownie dessert! I've had a chocolate brownie or two in my lifetime, but this brownie/ice cream/caramel combination is just perfection!
For breakfast, I wandered to the Sunflower Cafe where I got a Soy Dirty Chai latte and a chocolate croissant. Probably the best I've ever had! I wish I had time to sit down and order, because the menu looks too good! Everything is local and organic which I love because it's hard to eat healthy and clean on the road. This is definitely a spot I will go back to again.
Until next time Napa...can't wait for my next adventure ✌️️