Brunch at Auberge Du Soleil, Napa Valley, California

I had the most glorious weekend in San Francisco this past weekend. I’m giddy to share all of the awesome photos from this trip with you all.

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We took a day trip to Napa, and had the most fabulous brunch at Auberge Du Soleil . This brunch gets a post all to itself because it was that amazing. Can’t you tell from the view?

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The menu.

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Spicy Bloody Mary. You can also get a mimosa or sparkling wine. Perfect way to start a late brunch if you ask me.

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The rosemary bread was my favorite.

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For the first course, I had the Ahi Tuna Tartare with Wakame, Cucumber and Ginger Dressing. This was recommended by the server and with good reason. Definitely gets a 10!

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Potato Gnocchi, Wild Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, Parmesan Nage. Excellent gnocchi! I’m not the biggest gnocchi fan, but I could have gobbled up this whole bowl! Good choice Henry!

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Molly started off with White Corn Soup, Crispy Fried Oyster and Chervil Oil. Molls let me have a taste, perfect thickness for a corn soup.

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Ross and I both ordered the Cabernet Braise Short Ribs, with Heirloom Tomatoes, Watercress and Bordelaise Vinaigrette. So tender and delicious.

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Henry ordered the Duck Confit Hash with Slow Cooked Farm Eggs, Mâché and Red Wind Sauce. The eggs made this dish more breakfast and I definitely nibbled on it.

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Molly got the classic Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberries, Applewood Smoked Bacon and Maple Syrup.

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Somewhere along the way we order a bottle of white to accompany our meal.

Now it’s time for dessert.

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Ross ordered the Trio of Fruit Sorbets, which were quickly melting! It was quite warm that day.

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Molly ordered the gorgeous Red Top Peaches with Mesquite Shortcakes, Pecans and Old No. 7 Ice Cream.

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I ordered the Mascarpone Cheesecake with Sebastopol Blackberries, Vanilla Crumb Cake and little dollops of California Bay Laurel. All in all a very fragrant dessert which was nicely complimented by the creamy cheesecake and sweet vanilla crumb cake.

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And last but certainly not least, the Crispy Filo Wrapped Chocolate Dumplings with Tarragon Ice Cream and Arbequina Olive Oil. This was Henry’s dessert, but I may or may not have helped myself to few a bites. Chocolate and olive oil… I just had to try it. Definitely a winner.

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This picture is a little dark, but it was a gorgeous brunch with gorgeous people. If you’re ever in Napa Valley, you must eat at Auberge Du Soleil!

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