Somehow it has taken me many years to find what I believe is my true calling as a career. Recently I have discovered the hospitality job of a lifetime — working as a private driver, showing tourists the sight of the Wine Country. I have never had so much fun sharing where I live with visitors who truly love being here. What is wrong with it? Nothing. I do believe I am making the maximum use of my hospitality/tourism classes at Napa Valley College taught by a very competent and deserving to be recognized instructor — Brad Engeldinger — who has worked in hospitality. Brad, as director of the program, can actually pull from his own experiences — particularly for those students looking to veer their careers more toward foodservice side of the hospitality sector. I have been able to earn a certificate that has given me a job that is vital to the Wine Country as a tourist destination. Visitors whom I have driven — I love you all as well as the entire community should. Just remember my mantra: Treat people as you would like to be treated.
Melted is downtown Napa’s newest jewel in its arsenal to meet everyone’s appetite for good food. Melted is open for breakfast and lunch right now. What an ingenious ideas — using a thin crunchy waffle as bread. The chef has devised delicious recipes that are fantastic! No kidding. And the great thing is that it is affordable and innovative. Please check it out and enjoy. Downtown cuisine continues to evolve and. become even greater
As a private driver taking clients wineries in the Napa and Sonoma valleys, I sometimes get to drive some pretty nice cars, such as this 2014 Mercedes Benz with only 2,000 miles on it at the time. Not only was the car great to drive the couple, from The City, who own the car were a delight to spend the day with. They also had sophisticated wine pallets.
I recently drove clients to this bijou of a wine tasting room and winery slightly north of Calistoga — Tamber Bey. And yes it is a fully operational horse ranch. I will suggest my clients try and make a reservations to taste the wines at Tamber Bey and also enjoy the views and ambiance of the horse paddocks.