19 Apr '17, 2pm

Healdsburg, California – the new Napa https://t.co/0vhtc3ySsS

The little city, 65 miles north of San Francisco , is the secret darling of American foodies, many of whom have grown tired of Napa Valley with its vast, rose-hedged vineyards, wine tours and motorway jams. Once a sleepy agricultural area, Napa was transformed into a world-class wine-tourist destination in 1966 when Robert Mondavi launched the area's first new winery since the repeal of Prohibition in the 1930s. It ignited a wave of openings, and the region - an easy drive from the Bay area and with world-class viticulture - attracted visitors in droves. Superb restaurants followed; most notably, Thomas Keller's pioneering The French Laundry , in 1994. His style of complex food, made up of tiny courses in which the same ingredient was never used twice, has won numerous awards including three Michelin stars. It was unlike anything else being cooked in the USA . Today, almos...

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