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Welcome to CITYpeek Patti's FOOD & WINE Blog.
Come journey along with our CITYPEEK CEO, Patti Neumann, as she nibbles, sips and shares her taste buds as she travels round the world.

Cheers to 2023 from citypeek founder, Patti Neumann

Cheers to 2023 from citypeek founder, Patti Neumann


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James Beard Foundation® announced participation in the Biden-Harris Administration’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

James Beard Foundation® announced participation in the Biden-Harris Administration’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health


The James Beard Foundation® announced its participation in the Biden-Harris Administration’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health on...Read More
RH, also called Restoration Hardware, has bought historic Napa Valley Soda Springs Property

RH, also called Restoration Hardware, has bought historic Napa Valley Soda Springs Property


RH, aka Restoration Hardware, has bought a historic Napa Valley resort property in a $25 million deal that underscores the retailer’s gambit to diversify far past its...Read More
Yountville 1870 Art Gallery features artists celebrating Wine Country

Yountville 1870 Art Gallery features artists celebrating Wine Country


My friend and I wandered around town the other day and I shared with her my love of 1870 Gallery. It was there I met Australian-born, artist in residence Peter Tillack...Read More
POINT REYES TOMATRUFFLE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF TOP 20 CHEESES IN THE WORLD

POINT REYES TOMATRUFFLE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF TOP 20 CHEESES IN THE WORLD


POINT REYES TOMATRUFFLE RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF TOP 20 CHEESES IN THE WORLDIn 1959, Bob and Dean Giacomini established their successful dairy farm just north of Point...Read More
Napa Valley to get its own Monopoly Edition

Napa Valley to get its own Monopoly Edition


Do not pass go, do not collect $100. Top Trumps Inc, manufacturers of the official Napa Valley version of MONOPOLY, under license from Hasbro, officially announced February...Read More
KFC Nuggets partner with Beyond Meat

KFC Nuggets partner with Beyond Meat


I'll take fries with that! Louisville based, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Beyond Meat® are kicking off the new year with a Kentucky Fried Miracle as the highly-...Read More
Tina Stephens Womens Boutique opening 9th & 10th locations on the heels of Yountville Grand Opening

Tina Stephens Womens Boutique opening 9th & 10th locations on the heels of Yountville Grand Opening


TINA Stephens has quickly become my go to womens boutique in my hometown of Yountville, CA. Her boutique, located in the JCB village represents her eighth storefront in the...Read More
Thomas Keller, multi Michelin Starred Chef, partners with Supplant, revolutionary plant-based sugar ingredient

Thomas Keller, multi Michelin Starred Chef, partners with Supplant, revolutionary plant-based sugar ingredient


 Multi Michelin starred Chef Thomas Keller, has partnered with Supplant™, developers of an innovative plant-based sugar product, to develop sweet treats...Read More
La Roberterie, a Bordeaux Winery Steeped in Tradition

La Roberterie, a Bordeaux Winery Steeped in Tradition


Bordeaux, France, a region of the world owning the distinction of being the largest AOC vineyard of France, which can be attributed to its great diversity of high-quality...Read More
Napa Valley Pop-Ups offer Lobster Feasts in Time for Easter

Napa Valley Pop-Ups offer Lobster Feasts in Time for Easter


Easter weekend is coming up April 2-4 and CITYpeek has found a feast for you, your family and friends! Move over lamb and  Honey Baked ham, lobster is taking center...Read More
  the girl & the fig Announce Leadership Changes, founder Sondra Bernstein takes new role

the girl & the fig Announce Leadership Changes, founder Sondra Bernstein takes new role


In 1997, Sondra Bernstein opened the doors to the first girl & the fig restaurant, showcasing her love of locally grown ingredients and her passion for French food. She...Read More
Former David Chang\'s Momofuku Staffers open North Block Restaurant in Yountville

Former David Chang's Momofuku Staffers open North Block Restaurant in Yountville


A restaurant scoop in my new home city, Yountville in Napa Valley. There is a new restaurant in the famous North Block Hotel, by former team members behind the celebrity...Read More
Napa & Sonoma Wineries and Restaurants form Coalition sue California over forced Closing

Napa & Sonoma Wineries and Restaurants form Coalition sue California over forced Closing


The Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening, an unincorporated association headquartered in Calistoga, California. Formed in December 2020, its members include over 50...Read More
Silver Trident Winery Potato Chip Extravaganza Wine Pairing

Silver Trident Winery Potato Chip Extravaganza Wine Pairing


In the COVID era, wine tasting rooms are getting more and more creative to attract guests. Silver Trident has a  new offering that caught my attention immediately, The...Read More
ZD Wines Serves Award Winning Wines & Remarkable Views

ZD Wines Serves Award Winning Wines & Remarkable Views


During this crazy 2020 year, surviving wildfire season, quarantine, shelter-in-place, limited capacity seating, COVID-19 fatigue has definitely set in. Wineries have quickly...Read More
Premiere Napa Valley Goes Virtual 2020 & 2021 #PNV20 #PNV21

Premiere Napa Valley Goes Virtual 2020 & 2021 #PNV20 #PNV21


Since 1944, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) nonprofit trade association, has been cultivating excellence by inspiring its 550 members to consistently produce wines of the...Read More
Bottega Napa Valley, Chef Chiarello, you had me at brussels

Bottega Napa Valley, Chef Chiarello, you had me at brussels


Bottega, in the heart of Yountville, is apparently one of the busiest restaurant in Napa Valley. It is here, Chef Michael Chiarello, melds two cultures of food, Italy and...Read More
Sonoma\'s Jordan Winery Reopens with Restaurant-Style Lunch, Hikes & Picnics

Sonoma's Jordan Winery Reopens with Restaurant-Style Lunch, Hikes & Picnics


Imagine, picnicing on the lawn while sipping gorgeous chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon paired with fresh cheese, baguettes and salumi. Ahhh, as if to dream. And yes. all,...Read More
Sip, Swirl & Socialize witht Wine & Cocktails & Beer, CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Society can help

Sip, Swirl & Socialize witht Wine & Cocktails & Beer, CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Society can help


Being in the food and wine marketing business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share...Read More

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