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Playing Kitchen in Napa Valley, California

Alejandro Benes
Posted: July 30, 2008

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And there's BakerStreet, with three tables on a small, cigar-friendly patio outside the front door, all the reason one needs to stay in Napa next time there's a visit to the wine country. Did I mention that they also sell double-nine dominoes?

About 25 cigar lovers were at the Davidoff night at the BakerStreet event. Brenda Roberts greeted everyone. There was a lot of laughing. Wines were served and so were Venezuelan arepas. I smoked a Winston Churchill robusto and relished just being able to get off my feet and sit in a big leather chair and watch everyone delight in the hospitality.

Alejandro Benes is a partner in a group of award-winning restaurants in Southern California.

BakerStreet Tobacconist, Clocks & Unique Gifts
1018 1st Street
Napa, CA
(707) 255-4434

Napa Valley Wine & Cigar
161 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA
(707) 253-8696

Louis M. Martini Winery
254 South St. Helena Highway
St. Helena, CA
(707) 963-2736, ask about tastings

Wine Spectator Restaurant
The Culinary Institute of
America at Greystone
2555 Main Street
St. Helena, CA
(707) 967-1010 for reservations

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