Lady and the Vine® is a company based in Napa, CA committed to sustainable, local and no waste cooking/products. We have helped wineries and visitors alike by creating customized meals, cheese and charcuterie boards and small bite pairings.
We launched Wine Lover’s Jelly® in 2017 which repurposes unused wine from The Napa Valley. We partner with local wineries and wine makers to turn leftover wine from events, the tasting rooms and unsold vintages into a jelly that can be enjoyed in many ways. It’s part of our commitment to sustainability and our efforts to support in eliminating waste.
My journey with food has been a long curious process. I grew up in San Diego, CA with a very culturally diverse family, primarily of women, that have always enjoyed entertaining and sharing food with those they love.
I have fond memories of watching Emeril Lagasse, Michael Chiarello and Julia Child on Food Network with my grandmother. Picturesque Napa Valley always seemed so alluring via Easy Entertaining, a show dedicated to cooking and living off the bounty of wine country in California. Little did I know, my path would lead to Napa.
I reside in Downtown Napa with my husband Jason who is my biggest supporter and recipe tester. I’m self taught, working in restaurants across California and Chicago. My style of cooking I call “California Comfort” using seasonal, fresh, organic when possible and representative of the cultural diversity of my family and this state.
I like to draw inspiration from local restaurants, trying to recreate dishes at home. I enjoy hosting friends at home, riding my bike with Jason around downtown, playing with our rescue pup Patrick, sweating it out at the gym and hanging out in my garden.