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May 28, 2010

Oenotri: Italian, with a twist

Folks often ask us what it's like to live at a Napa Bed & Breakfast. "Do you ever eat at home, or do you just keep trying all the new restaurants?" We do both. We love to cook and develop new recipes for our Napa B&B. But one of the greatest pleasures of living in the Napa Valley is going out to eat, and experiencing all the wonderfulness of a great Napa Valley restaurant. We've watched the progress of Oenotri and were very excited about another restaurant...
March 05, 2014

Reese Witherspoon, Drew Barrymore & Cameron Diaz: Girls Getaway to Napa!

The great thing about being an innkeeper at a Napa Bed and Breakfast Inn is that, sooner or later, the whole world stops by for a visit. This week is no different, as some of our favorite leading ladies are in town, fresh off their Oscar parties a few days ago. Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore are having fun together, taking private classes at the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) in St. Helena, doing a bit of wine tasting at Opus One and Maison(ry) in Yountville, and... wel...
March 01, 2011

Napa Valley Wineries/Weather update- March/April 2011

As innkeepers of this Napa Bed and Breakfast Hotel, one of our greatest pleasures is seeing, smelling and hearing the change of seasons in the Napa Valley. The green of the valley is breathtaking. The smells of the blossoms are everywhere. And, perhaps our favorite, the sweet song of newly hatched birds during the day is a perfect backdrop for the coming of spring. The overall weather pattern changed from the cooler days of winter: Rains continue, but things get warmer. We see more sunny days. ...
July 22, 2010

Morimoto Napa: One word: WOW

Update: We've gone back to Morimoto and had a 2nd and 3rd (different) Omakase tasting menus. Photos and all the yummy details coming soon! Update: Michael Bauer (food critic of the San Francisco Chronicle) just awarded a rare 3 stars across the board to Morimoto Napa (for food, atmosphere, service, and overall). Click here to read his review! Staying at a Napa Bed & Breakfast Hotel/Inn has its advantages. First and foremost, you can get all the latest info on what's happening ...
October 15, 2014

Napa restaurants winners of 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand Awards!

Great news: Guests staying at the Old World Inn's Cabernet House, Merlot House and Hotel Napa Valley can walk-- and drive-- to even more Michelin Guide "Bib Gourmand" award-winning restaurants! Each year, Michelin's Bib Gourmands are awarded to restaurants that offer excellent food at a reasonable price. They are selected by Michelin's anonymous food inspectors and represent restaurants that serve two courses and a glass of wine or dessert for $40 or less (tax and gratuity...
May 14, 2011

Old World Inn & Wine Spectator

Napa's renaissance continues in a cover story on the June 15 Wine Spectator magazine. We're looking forward to reading it! Those of you who have visited our Napa Bed and Breakfast Hotel may have noticed the Wine Spectator offices, housed in Napa's historic Noyes Mansion: The Noyes mansion was constructed back in 1903 by local builder E. W. Doughty. Just a year or so later, Doughty began work on a home for his family, just 2 blocks away from the Noyes mansion. Doughty's home ma...
May 09, 2011

Morimoto Napa: Sushi to GO?

Staying at a Napa Bed and Breakfast Hotel? You say you don't want anything too complicated for dinner-- perhaps a little take out place? How about some take out/to go food from an Iron Chef? Yep. In Napa. Great news: Today Morimoto Napa opened their take out counter! When Napa College was performing Shakespeare in the Park last year, we went to Morimoto first and ordered some sushi to go (we actually made a reservation, sat down, ordered, and then asked for everything to go). Sneaky, s...
June 10, 2011

Kitchen Table- New Napa Restaurant at Oxbow!

Ah, the life of an innkeeper at a Napa Bed and Breakfast Hotel . . . all these new restaurants, and *someone* has to try them out—why not us? If you ever had Todd Humphries' soup at Martini House (St Helena), you probably went into mourning when Martini House closed last fall. When we heard that two of the three original founders were eyeing the Oxbow for a new restaurant, we kept our fingers crossed. And then it got better: We'd heard that not only was this new restaurant (walki...
March 14, 2014

Old World Inn: Bottlerock Napa 2014 LINEUP!!!

WOW, what an incredible array of talent for BottleRock 2014. All the details below. If you want to stay in Napa at the Old World Inn for Bottle Rock 2014, you need to call us soon. BottleRock Napa 2014 will be on May 30, 31, and June 1, 2014.  This year's event has an amazing line up: The Cure Outkast Eric Church Weezer The Fray Heart LL Cool J featuring DJ Z-Trip Sublime with Rome Third Eye Blind Matt & Kim Deerhunter Matisyahu Barenaked Ladies Bluestraveler Smash Mouth De La S...
April 10, 2014

BIG NEWS: Erasto Jacinto joins Napkins Restaurant as their new Executive Chef!

As the innkeepers of the Old World Inn, we're delighted to share some REALLY big news today: Erasto Jacinto, one of Napa Valley's hardest-working and most talented chefs has joined the team at Napkins restaurant as their new executive chef. Erasto and his brother Pablo spent decades as executive chefs for restauranteur Cindy Pawlcyn's famed Mustards Grille and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. The two brothers also collaborated with Cindy in developing her popular cookbook Big Small P...
July 12, 2010

Old World Inn Welcomes 3 new innkeepers and an Executive Chef!

Over the past few months, Innkeepers Victor Eddleman, Ryan Geoghagen, and Joy Wesley have all joined our innkeeping staff. And we have finally found an executive chef for the Inn! Victor is a recent graduate of the California Culinary Academy, with a major in Hospitality Management. He's a great guy who loves to cook and is looking forward to learning the finer points of innkeeping. He hails from Claude, Texas. Ryan was born and raised in Napa, and knows more Napa back roads and short cuts...
May 07, 2020

How much soap do you need at a Napa B&B?

When we were first learning how to become innkeepers, the following story was passed on to us by another innkeeper. We hope you never have this problem at our Napa Valley Bed and Breakfast- but do let us know if you find more than 50 bars of soap in your room!!! - The Innkeepers Napa Old World Inn Enjoy: ************************************************ (according to legend, this actually happened at a hotel in England:) Dear Maid, Please do not leave any more of those little bars of soap ...