Ceramic Easter Baskets
Cobble Stone Bunnies
I love visiting "Napa Style." Michael Chiarello created NapaStyle back in 2000 and I've been following ever since. I love his website and recipes. He was born in 1962 and raised in the central California community of Turlock, my hometown. I was 12 when he was born, so I don't think I ever ran into him. Anyway, he followed his childhood dream of becoming a world-class chef. He began apprenticing in restaurants at age 14 and graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, in 1982. He began his professional career in Miami by opening the acclaimed restaurant, Toby's. Flush with the success of his first restaurant, in 1986 he moved back to his roots in Napa Valley and opened the Tra Vigne (among the vines) Restaurant, where he acted as Executive Chef/partner for it and seven other restaurants.
Cheers to a Hometown Boy!
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