Thursday, March 17, 2011

Good Deli in Calistoga

I don't get to Calistoga very often as it is at the far northern end of the Napa Valley, about two hours from San Francisco.  However, yesterday's guests wanted to visit nearby Chateau Montelena, having seen the movie "Bottle Shock, " which is about the winery's role in the so-called "Judgment of Paris.".  They wanted a good, quick lunch, so we headed to the Palisades Deli and Cafe located in the old Calistoga Train Depot on Lincoln Avenue, Calistoga's main street.  Palisades is one of the better delis in all of wine country; serving hot and cold sandwiches, salads, Mexican dishes, and a few other items.  The deli has both indoor and outdoor seating, or you can take your food to a nearby winery for a picnic.  Rombauer would be a good spot as it has picnic tables nestled in the woods overlooking the valley.

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