Last night I met up with friends to celebrate someone’s 40th birthday (not mine!). We had the loveliest time catching up on the patio at Bistro Don Giovanni in Napa. This is probably my most favorite restaurant…casual, but still elegant…and just yummy! We started the evening off with a refreshing grapefruit martini and the fritto misto appetizer. For the main course I had the seared filet of salmon with buttermilk mashed potatoes. Amazing, amazing! Ok, so that was all great and lovely…not to mention filling, but I am so glad I had a little extra room for the butterscotch pudding. Next time I think I’m going have that as my main course! And then maybe have it again for dessert…

Happy Birthday to my dear friend “the Jackal”!

The patio