I haven’t yet had a chance to personally experience Auberge du Soleil in Napa, but I’m certainly intrigued by their ‘Responsible Luxury’ Earth Day events. Offered from April 13th-23rd, Auberge has come up with a number of creative options to celebrate the pleasures of the planet. Choose from: an “Earth Bliss” spa special, an Earth Day cocktail (created from honey sourced through local bees), a special ‘Farm to Table’ prix-fixed menu at Auberge’s Michelin starred restaurant and more. Details below:
Auberge Spa Specials
Earth Bliss: A two hour treatment based on elements of the earth, including local Calistoga mud and River Stones
Begin your treatment with a mineral-enriched volcanic mud mask applied to your body; while wrapped to increase your body temperature and to enhance the purifying aspects of the Calistoga mud, you will enjoy a short scalp and foot massage as cool compresses infused with essential oils are applied to your face. After showering off the mud in a luxurious private outdoor garden shower, retreat back inside for a warm and relaxing 90 minute Sacred Stone massage. Finish this two hour experience with a brief balancing of your chakras to bring you more in tune with nature and mother earth. $390.00 per guest
Earth Day Wine Tasting Event
On Friday, April 22, in celebration of Earth Day, Auberge du Soleil will host a complimentary tasting of organic and bio-dynamic wines. Araujo, Frog’s Leap, Staglin, Robert Sinskey, Unti, and Grgich Hills will be participating in the wine tasting event. A selection of appetizers prepared with local and organic ingredients by Executive Chef Robert Curry will complement the featured wines.
The bar staff at the Auberge Bistro & Bar are shaking up a refreshing eco-cocktail in tribute to Earth Day during the month of April. This unique cocktail draws awareness to the plight of the honey bee and is composed of local and seasonal ingredients. Ask for the ‘Bee-22’, a tangy blend of Marshall’s Farm orange blossom honey, San Francisco’s No. 209 Gin, Philo Apple Farm’s apple cider syrup, fresh rosemary from our garden, and lemon juice.
Napa Valley ‘Farm to Table’ Prix Fixe Menu
April 13 through April 23: The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil will feature a special six-course Napa Valley ‘Farm to Table’ Prix Fixe menu showcasing organic spring produce and sustainable, artisanal products sourced from within 100 miles of Auberge du Soleil. The menu items include Andante Dairy goat cheese, locally foraged mushrooms, Paine Farm Squab and Watson Lamb (menu selections are subject to change and seasonal availability.) The Napa Valley ‘Farm to Table’ Prix Fixe dinner menu will be available for $140 per person, replacing our existing tasting menu. Wine Director, Kris Margerum, will pair organic and bio-dynamic wines selected from Northern California, pricing will vary based on the selections. For more information, or to make reservations, please call (800)348-5406.