Easter Weekend Recap


Happy Friday! I know we are heading into a new weekend here very shortly, but Jane and I wanted to share and recap our fun Easter morning up in Yountville last Sunday. Last year around this time, Hayden was an itty bitty baby so we kept it mellow with brunch at our house. This year, we thought we’d dress her up in her Sunday best, meet the bunny, and of course, do a little egg hunting. So when I saw that Ad Hoc & Addendum up in Yountville does all that AND their delicious brunch, we couldn’t pass it up. Plus, both grandmas live in the area so they were happy too. It sounded like a fun tradition to start so I made reservations, and I’m so glad we did. It was so much fun!

We headed up to Napa on Saturday to meet up with my mom and do a little wine tasting. Because when in Napa, that’s just what you do, right?!  Jane and Sean met up with us around dinner time and we enjoyed some grilled steaks, mushrooms, and baked potatoes. Delish! The next morning, we were up bright and early to get ready and head over to Yountville. The weather was pretty cold and dreary and it was looking like it could start pouring at anytime, but that didn’t seem to stop the crowds.  I guess when Thomas Keller advertises free coffee and hot cross buns from Bouchon Bakery ALL the people show up.

While my husband, Travis, was waiting in line for the coffee and treats, the Easter Bunny came out to say hi to everyone. Hayden saw the bunny and made a bee line for him! She literally ran up to him with open arms and gave him the biggest hug. My heart was exploding and I couldn’t believe I was the only one witnessing how cute it was.


Hayden meeting the Easter Bunny for the first time. As you can see she loved him!

After our coffee and hot cross buns, it was time for the egg hunt.  Hayden collected her eggs and got to see the Easter Bunny again.  It started raining, so we decided to head next door to Hotel Yountville for a drink and a dry spot before it was time for brunch.

After our pit stop, we all headed back over to AdHoc for brunch. I was so excited to try their famous fried chicken and waffles, which was on the menu for the day, and let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint. I have to say it was the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. It was my first time at Ad Hoc and I would highly recommend checking it out if you’re ever in the area. Ad Hoc is unique because the four course menu changes daily and mostly everything is served family style. They also showcase local, seasonal produce and products from local purveyors. Everything was so good! Here is a recap in pictures. Enjoy!

Jane and I both opted for a glass of rose’ to begin our brunch.

First Course: Arugula salad with raspberries, toasted walnuts, blue cheese, pickled red onions, radishes & red wine vinaigrette.

Second Course: Buttermilk Fried Chicken with sausage gravy.

Bacon & chive waffles with warm maple syrup accompanied the fried chicken.



Third Course: Avocado Toast with burrata cheese, salsa roja, & herb salad.

Fourth Course: A simple but decadent carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting.

xoxo Jane & Katie





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