Dudes, I love Napa. I specifically love it when the group you are with hires a limo to drive you from vineyard to vineyard. This allows you to avoid getting arrested for a serious DUI but also, and most importantly, allows you to drink between tastings. And this my friends is how I entered into what can only be described as a two day long hangover. I am just starting to feel mildly human again which is key as well, it's Monday and they expect me to function like an adult at work.
This weekend I also ate the best meal of my life. I am something of a down home girl and am used to just cooking myself some brown rice pasta and calling it a day. I am not used to 12 course tasting menus that take 5 hours to consume. I am also not used to having 11 of these dishes include truffles. I have come to realize one very important thing: I really effing love truffles. By the 12th course however I was ready to cry I was so full. I would have taken a nap under the table is allowed but I think that may have been looked down upon. But I soldiered through and bemoaned my overly full state while attempting to breathe shallowly so I didn't bust the seams on my dress, when as a parting gift the waiter handed me a bag full of hand rolled chocolates and cookies. I then ate these in the car on the way home. I am a model of restraint and responsibility.
In closing: if you go to Napa bring stretchy pants as you will leave full and hung over. Also, schedule in some time to have your liver recover. I hurt. And in 4 days I leave for New York where Sera will attempt to damage my liver all over again.