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Monthly Archives: June 2010

A glimmer of hope…

by:  Jessica De Lasaux, “The Kitchen Gardener”   I just received wonderful news from Christy Abreu, Education Director, at Upper Valley Disposal.  After a lengthy bureaucratic process, Upper Valley Disposal has obtained their official solid waste permit to begin a … Continue reading »

CATEGORIES: General, Planet Auberge

Concierge Corner: Hot Air Ballooning in Napa

 By: Yahell Peralta, Chef Concierge  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly? To follow the birds in flight across the sunrise? To soar hundreds of feet in the air, floating serenely above one of the most … Continue reading »

CATEGORIES: Concierge Corner, General, Hotel

A Toast to Summer Solstice

Today is Summer Solstice, the first day of summer. According to Wikipedia, Summer Solstice, or the “first day of summer,” is “when the Earth’s axial tilt is most inclined towards the sun at its maximum of 23° 26′.” As a … Continue reading »

CATEGORIES: Bistro & Bar, General

Notes From the Garden: Fava Beans

by:  Jessica De Lasaux, “The Kitchen Gardener” I have always held an affinity for the Fava bean. Their long, bright green, lumpy pods, herald the beginning of spring.  It was not until I realized the full potential of the Fava … Continue reading »

CATEGORIES: General, Herb Garden, Planet Auberge, Restaurant

Chef’s Recipe – Asparagus, Slow Cooked Egg, Kampachi

By: Executive Chef Robert Curry Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 bunches Asparagus 4 each Eggs 12 ounces Kampachi Fillet 1 recipe Black Olive Vinaigrette (recipe follows) to taste Fleur de Sel Method: ·  Heat a water bath with a thermocirculator to … Continue reading »

CATEGORIES: Restaurant



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