Sunday, October 02, 2011

One Rainy Day In Napa (Our World Tuesday #3)

One rainy Sunday afternoon in March we found ourselves driving to Napa to check out the newly renovated downtown/waterfront area. Another reason was to check out Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's restaurant. It's now October and I still haven't saved enough to money to eat at Morimoto - well that's another story.

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We found parking quickly. The area is almost abandoned. I guess people didn't like going out on a cold, rainy Sunday afternoon.

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I immediately spotted Morimoto.
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Up close.
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Suprise, surprise. Another celebrity chef has taken residence in the Napa downtown/waterfront area. I am waiting for the restaurant, this one's a kitchen supply store.
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Wine bottle chandelier. So very Napa.
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The water level at Napa River was very low in March.
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We walked along the road and stumbled on one of the other restaurants I've been meaning to visit. It was close that day.
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We walked some more, entered a Kohl's (dept store) when the rain got heavy, made a few purchases, then went our merry way back home.
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Before we went home we stopped by to photograph this Napa Valley landmark - a statue of a man with a giant grape crusher.

A late post I know.

This is my entry for this week's OUR WORLD TUESDAY (#3).

26 comments:

  1. i so love the idea of going out on a cold and rainy afternoon. best to go soup hunting during these times right? love, love the photo of the wine chandelier. but somehow i can imagine lots of things that can go wrong with it. lol. i wish you can eat at morimoto and share the story soon!

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  2. these are beautiful! the buildings are impressive. i was in Napa twice but never had the chance to walk around. thanks for the tour. i love the sculpture.

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  3. As usual lovely photos. I smiled at the comment above re "soup hunting during rainy days". I remember those people here affected by floods who don't even have hot noodles for their kids, and lots of them still in evacuation areas! BTW, i always see your comments also in my friends' blogs from here.

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  4. that wine bottle chandelier, i can do it at home for a change :P

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  5. Nothing like Napa Valley, Maria, but I don't know a thing about all the restaurants you've shown here. Happy eating one day! :)

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  6. I love the wine bottle chandelier! :) and the place with all those neat and stylish buildings looks like a cool place for a morning stroll or even for biking.

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  7. Thanks for taking us along on your rainy day walk. I've heard much about Napa, but I don't recall ever seeing pictures of the town. It looks like a neat place to visit.

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  8. I enjoyed this sequence of shots. Interesting architecture and I liked the landmark sculpture very much.

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  9. Oh, I love your taking us on a rainy day stroll! I haven't been to Napa in years, fun memories! Great post and photos for the day! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Sylvia

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  10. I like visiting Napa - I hope you got to eat SOMEWHERE! Thanks for the tour - I haven't been there in a few years, and it looks different.

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  11. Lovely tour of Napa, I like the neat looking chandelier. It would be nice to eat a the famous chef's restaurants. Do they serve lunch and dinnder? Thanks for sharing your world for the day. Great shots.

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  12. All those tempting looking restaurants...!
    Napa looks a pretty [upscale] town.

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  13. very intriguing bottle chandelier....:)

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  14. Great photos, but no wine tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  15. So did you get to eat anything that day? :))

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  16. Interesting to see the world without sun and void of people! Spooky and fascinating!

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  17. Wow - Napa is certainly very picturesque. Love that last photo - it looks like a real person in silhouette.. almost!

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  18. Hope you take us back there again when there is enough in your piggy bank without robbing Wells Fargo to go to the restaurant. I would love to see whether his cooking is as good as on TV.
    Loved the post.

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  19. such a beautiful town. the bottle chandelier looks pretty cool and the man with a giant grape crusher looks extremely lifelike.

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  20. Beautiful captures. The wine bottle chandelier is unique.

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  21. NYC has so many restaurants owned by celebrity chefs and if I can splurge, Morimoto's branch in Chelsea is one I wouldn't miss.

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  22. I like the idea of scouting the restaurants for future visits. But then I might just drool outside knowing that I am so close yet so far! hahaha! I adore that wine bottle chandelier... so quirky!

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  23. The wine bottle chandelier is so cool! Lovely photos, as always, Maria.

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  24. Love the fish on top and the bottle chandelier.

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  25. aabangan ko yang iron chef experience.. mahal pala no? hehe

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  26. Ocean View Blvd I love to stay next door to you, or may be rent a room off you so I can enjoy this purple flowers.

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