I can’t believe we still have 10 more courses to go!

We’re only half way through our 20-course “counter menu” at The Restaurant at Meadowood my eyes are starting to roll around in my head. Lobster with avocado and caviar . . . duck with persimmon and maple . . . abalone with roasted eggplant and smoked pepper.  Meadowood Restaurant Chef - Booker and Butler ConciergesI sure hope there’s room for dessert. Michael Bauer calls him an artist and Chef Christoper Kostow’s food lives up to the billing. It’s phenomenal — as innovative as it is delicious.

It was a toss up between here and The French Laundry but since we’re having lunch at Bouchon Sunday, we thought we’d spread the wealth as they say. Which is exactly what’s required to eat in a restaurant with three Michelin stars: serious coin. Still, it was definitely worth the splurge — one of the top California experiences.

I may have had the best night’s sleep ever in our suite at Auberge du Soliel. I want whoever designed this room to come furnish my house. It’s all terracotta and ocher, with limestone floors, a big sculpted bathtub, and French doors that open onto a private terrace with views of the Valley. This place is the pinnacle of luxury in Napa.

Auberge de Soliel - Booker and Butler Concierges

The next morning, after a private fitness session, we sink into our 2-hour spa treatment aptly called the “Auberge Antidote.” If this is the antidote, I want more of whatever has been ailing me.

Relaxed and ready to go, we head to Redd, yet another of Younvtille’s Michelin-starred spots, for a long lunch. Tonight at the Staglin Music Festival, we’re going to see Jewel. “Who Will Save Your Soul?” I think I know the answer: my spin instructor.

Our last day in Napa will have us in a private helicopter, swooping over Napa Valley. Maybe we can drop down and pay a visit to Harlan or Araujo. Have to wait and see what kind of magic our wine country concierge Booker & Butler can conjure up.  They really nailed it with our Napa luxury vacation!