Calistoga California

Calistoga Books

The finest bookstore with an old fashion magazine rack made of wood. Perfect place to find a magazine or novel to read at the restaurants of Calistoga. Fining dining outside the bookstore under the Calistoga skyline highlighting the Napa Valley with the finest Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Champagne in the world. Thr fruit trees are filling the store baskets with Santa Rosa plums, Sebastopol apples, fresh off the tree next to honey combs. Orange zest from orange skins have been infused into the waxed bee honey. This sugar substitute honey finds its way between sizzling barbecued grilled meats. The fog was burning off as lunch began with grills turning to fire sliced meats marinated in olive oil. Barbecue can be seen and smelled grilled with racks of lamb, steak, pork sizzling into bacon and grilled deliciousness with entire garlic cloves and grilled onions, eggplant, and peppers. Sauces incorporating the grilled ghost peppers. The grilled steak meats and cheeses are absolutely extraordinary with Brie cheeses, grilled asparagus, and artichoke hearts. Tourists are arriving by car. Railroad Square is packed. The hot air balloons are preparing to float over Napa this weekend. Cyclists are getting excited to escape work. The teams of cycling couples are flocking into hotels, motels, with talk of engagements and commitments. First comes the cycling, practice for escape. The bicycle shops are busy, packed with visitors flying west on two wheels to Calistoga Road for a quick turn west to Bodega or the River Road to Korbel California Champagne Cellars. Wine tasting, or in this case champagne tasting, is an essential in the River Road journey. Barbecued oysters can be found in Casino Bar and Grill in Bodega. Smoked salmon is a short cycling trip to the Bodega Bay Wharfs. The markets have figs, champagne grapes, fresh meat loaf dishes baked in pie tins. Thomas Chee

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