Napa Wine Train

A boy and a girl met through common friends and there was no sparkle or anything even close to that. One year down the line, they became best of friends and even till date, they don’t know how and when they fell in love with each other. For a long time, he was in US and she was in India. The long distance relationship made their love even stronger and last year, on 26th Feb 2010, the wedding bell rang and we said ‘I do’ to each other 🙂

We celebrated our first anniversary last weekend and it was fantastic. He made the weekend perfect, just like he makes my every day perfect. I have the best husband in the whole world, and every day he makes me feel like a teenager who has just fallen in love. I am one lucky girl whose fairytale came true 🙂

The advantage of having your anniversary fall on weekend is that you get two days to celebrate ;). On Saturday, we started our day with Strawberry Tiramisu(will share the recipe in my next post.).. It was our breakfast.. Seriously :D. Then, we went to one of our fav restaurant ‘Chilli’s’ and had an amazing lunch. On Sunday, we went to Napa Valley and enjoyed the Napa Wine Train ride with four course meal and sparkling wine. What an amazing experience it was! The view was awsm, the food was tasty and it was a perfectly sunny day.

Our meal began with a complimentary glass of California sparkling wine and continued with four course lunch of our choice.

For our Appetizer, we both ordered Grilled Shrimp. It was with Scallop Seviche in a Lobster Jus, garnished with Salmon Roe. We never had Salmon Roe before and so, it was quite an experience.

For the First Course, he ordered the Chicken Chowder Soup and I ordered for Red and Green Apple Endive Salad with Hazelnut, Gorgonzola Cheese and Mustard Vinaigrette. The chicken chowder soup was very savory. The mustard vinaigrette didn’t suit my taste bud, but the apples and nuts did the magic.

For Entree, he ordered Coriander Breast Chicken with Wild Mushroom Polenta and Avocado sauce. I ordered for Grilled Salmon with Steamed Vegetable and Avocado Sauce. Again, polenta was something we never had before but we loved it. I think I am going to make it at home very soon 🙂

I was so full that I started to worry if I had any more space left for desserts. But guess what?? They gave an hour gap before they served the desserts. That was such a relief 😉 We went for a walk in the train, met the magicians(the world calls them Chefs) and their tiny Magic Land(officially called the kitchen). I was really surprised on how they created those amazing dishes in that tiny space.

Finally we ordered our desserts. I wanted Creme Brulee and he asked for Hot Apple Pie crusted with Oats and topped with Ice Cream… mmm mmm mmm !

The weekend couldn’t have gone any better 🙂 And if you guys get an opportunity to experience the train ride, don’t miss it. It will be worth it!

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What a lovely post!! If everyone in the world loved someone as much as you do the world would be a better place. Thanks so much for sharing your weekend with us. I used to live just a few minutes away from Napa, though I’ve never done the train. Happy Anniversary – along with wishes for many, many more!

Raji says:

Wishing you a very happy anniversary..very nice and touchy post.

Lovely post! And happy anniversary. We are not far apart – our wedding was on February 5, 2010. All the best for many years of happiness!

Priya says:

Happy anniversary dear…Seems u guys had a wonderful feast.

Happy anniversary!

lauren says:

what a fun post to read! happy anniversary!!

Manu says:

Happy 1st Anniversary to both of you! Clint and I also got married in Feb (1st), but a few years before you guys. What a lovely way to celebrate. The food descriptions made me so hungry… and when I read the word “gorgonzola”, even more… mmmm I love that cheese!!! I am so glad you liked polenta! 🙂

Krithi says:

Happy Anniversary.. Loved to hear all the fun…

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Oh wow, Happy Anniversary!!! That is such a sweet story!
Looks like you had a delicious time on your first anniversary!

Laura says:

Happy anniversary! I’ve always wanted to go on the Napa Valley wine train. Great pictures by the way!

Kankana says:

Thank you guys, so much ! 🙂

briarrose says:

Awwww……what a sweet post. 🙂 Happy Anniversary.

Sandra says:

Oh this is so sweet..I wish you lifetime of happiness..Happy Anniversary!!!
by the way..I have blog award for you @my blog!

Awww, happy anniversary! Your dinner looks wonderful and I wish you years of happiness!

We, at the Wine Train, are delighted and honored that you choose to spend this special day with us. I am so happy that everything added to your magical day.

Thank you for the wonderful post and those pictures are beautiful. I hope we get to see again, for another anniversary or just a “regular” celebration of life.

Cheers,
Melodie

Happy Anniversary! What a great way to spend your special day. I have not been on the wine train for years. Perhaps I will have to take my hubby for a trip. We are within one hour of Napa and don’t get up there often enough. Great photos of the wonderful food!

sukanya says:

Happy anniversary !
A very lovely and delicious post!

What a wonderful (and delicious) way to spend your anniversary. Congratulations, We wish many, many more happy years together!

Motoko says:

Happy anniversary!

Reshmi says:

Hi! Belated Anniversary Wishes..
First time here and I must appreciate ur writing skills and of course ur cooking as well.. awesome space and amazing clicks!! Will be visiting u again..

Cheers!

what a gorgeous love story, Kankana. Thank you for sharing it!

Radhika says:

Kankana,
I missed reading this post then, Belated Happy Anniversary to both of you. From the post it is pretty clear how much fun it was. I had no clue you were a newly wed!
Here’s to years and years of fun and frolic and happy times ahead…cheers!

Sarah says:

wow! Ur life is like the “happily ever after” in fairy tales! Wish you many many more wonderful years of love and companionship!