Farm to Table Cuisine
Napa Valley is the epicenter for wine and cuisine in California. The Napa Valley wine country touts some of the most outstanding chefs and La Belle Epoque is no exception. You can count on your stay at our Napa bed and breakfast, La Belle Epoque to be a gastronomical delight to both your palette and senses. You many read some of our wonderful rave reviews that tell about our exceptional cuisine.
Omnia Halhoul-Innkeeper & Chef
Omnia Halhoul, our innkeeper and resident chef, has been a professional chef since 2000. Upon graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, first in her class, she has since lived and traveled internationally. Her culinary expertise runs from special dietary and spa cuisine, to a wide range of ethnic styles. Her love of the Mediterranean shows well in her cuisine style and is evident of her time spent in Morocco and Turkey.
Her skills as both an International chef, and Estate Manager/Innkeeper has led her career, to work privately for both celebrities and political figures worldwide, including managing their stately homes and inns, as well as working as their personal chef and nutritionist, in such locales as London and Hawaii. Her love of the freshest possible ingredients, and farm-to-table philosophy has lead her to Napa, where she finds an ease in obtaining quality products and an enjoyment in delivering innovation to her dishes.
We feature farm to table cuisine at La Belle Epoque. You can count on everything you are served at La Belle Epoque to be organic, fresh, and locally sourced whenever possible. From our fresh ground coffee to some of the most amazing breakfast entrees, you will find only the best served at La Belle Epoque.
You will notice that both upon booking and checkin we ask you if you have any special dietary needs. We want your La Belle Epoque experience to be the best and we cater to special diets when we have advanced notice.
Organic, Locally Sourced Foods
Your morning will start with the smell of freshly ground organic coffee brewing and coffee is available starting at 7am in the morning in the dining room. Sit in the dining room or relax in the living room reading the paper or mingling with the guests before breakfast is served at 9am. Fresh flowers will greet you, candles are lit, cut glass goblets for juice, silver and china set the mood of our romantic inn in the Napa Valley.
Your breakfast starts with fruit, which may be a baked apple or a Grand Marnier caramel poached pear. The organic fruit is followed with a wonderful egg entree; either a Dublin Double egg or Scottish Puffi with smoked cured organic chicken sausage, baked to perfection in apple or pear juice. The table has a variety of thumb muffins to choose from or many times there is breakfast bread pudding topped with sweet cream. Juices, granola, and a variety of gourmet teas are also available.
Best Wine Reception at Napa B & B
For many years La Belle Epoque’s wine reception was voted the best bed and breakfast inn wine reception in the Napa Valley. Our inn has its own wine cellar and is stocked with some of the best wines the Napa Valley produces. Enjoy our innkeeper’s early evening wine reception on selected weekends from 5-6pm in our Wine Cellar. Mingle with the other inn guests and enjoy selected wines from Napa valley vineyards and wine pairing hors d’oeuvres to match our wonderful wines before you go to dinner.
La Belle Epoque Gardens
When you check in at La Belle Epoque you will find chilled champagne and chocolate truffles upon your arrival in your room. With our gorgeous Spring weather enjoy the grounds of La Belle Epoque; read a book, catch some sun, or enjoy your split of champagne in our beautiful gardens. Our new gardens and patio or a wonderful place to relax and soak up some California sunshine or enjoy a warm evening sampling some of the wines you have bought in your wine tasting tours.
The newly designed patios and gardens are secluded and adjacent to the main house and the Buckley House. Sit back and while away the evenings that are so warm in Napa Valley before you dine at one of our many luscious restaurants.