A Spring Weekend at the LOLA House

The LOLA Garden Calistoga

LOLA Weekend Dinnertable

Every weekend brings with it a certain sense of freedom, relaxation, and the comfort of knowing that we can finally take a break from work. At the LOLA House, we look forward to our weekends, and the time when we can entertain, relax, and enjoy Springtime in Calistoga with friends and family. And it just happens to be a full house at the LOLA House this weekend! We have friends and family from Venice Beach, Florida, and New York happily joining us. With the weather and landscape as beautiful as it is, we try to take every opportunity we can to be outside.

We started our Saturday hiking and exploring the vineyards, with our guests from the house, and Lola leading the pack. After a full morning of sunshine, scenery, and a warm breeze that seemed to follow us on our trails, we were lucky to find Seth’s mother Nancy’s special spaghetti (tossed with fresh shaved bottarga) waiting for us for our LOLA lunch. Paired with a crisp and refreshing glass of LOLA Dry Riesling, it was simple yet elegant California wine country experience. After lunch, it’s back to nature with a trip to Calistoga’s famous hot springs before heading back to the LOLA House to prep for an evening of festivities.

Dinnertime is when the LOLA House really begins to come to life. In and out of the kitchen, our house chef and Seth’s brother Mic already had a full menu planned. Fresh vegetables from the LOLA garden and local seafood make the perfect choice for any coastal Californian meal. Dinner al fresco with LOLA family and friends started with a wine tasting of Seth’s Sparkling Rose and LOLA Dry Riesling, this was paired with a medley of local cheeses and cured seafood. Our favorites from dinner include: the LOLA Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley, and a Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast to pair with Chef Mic’s LOLA Signature Asparagus with Bottarga On Egg, and Pan Seared Swordfish. Both of which were clean yet decadent. Each dish was packed with fresh flavors and seasoned to perfection with the addition of umami-packed golden bottarga from Anna Maria Fish Company. However, the best part of our dinner party at the LOLA House was after our meal when we sat around the open fire pit talking, drinking wine, and enjoying a piece of freshly made mango pie.

LOLA Weekend Trees

LOLA Weekend Spaghetti

LOLA Weekend Veg

LOLA Weekend Seth

LOLA Weekend Asp

LOLA Weekend Dinner

LOLA Weekend Mango Pie

News & Updates from LOLA’s Four-Legged Resident

Greetings from LOLA the Dog

7.2.2014

Hi, Everyone. This is LOLA. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen everyone, so I want to give you an update about me and what’s going on at LOLA.

1. I just attended the Wags & Wine event recently where we helped raise a lot of money for my less fortunate four-legged friends. I hope with everyone’s kind donations, we’ll be able to help find them really great caretakers and homes.

2. I’ve been really busy this Summer keeping everyone company at the new LOLA House (aka my palace in Napa Valley). Can you tell that I’m really excited and happy to live in my new home?

3. I’m currently on a camping trip with my friend, LOLA Wines founder and winemaker Seth Cripe and his really cool friends. There are tons of activities that I can’t participate, such as abalone hunting and surfing, but I’m pretty happy here to just help them keep an eye out at the camping site.

I hope you are having just as great of a Summer as I am.

JUST THE TWO OF US, SETH AND ME

Seth Cripe and LOLA at the LOLA House

ME CAMPING!!!

LOLA Camping in Northern California

Inaugural Tasting Event at the LOLA HOUSE

6.26.2014

Our inaugural tasting event took place this past Thursday. Guests enjoyed a lot of great wines from LOLA and a variety of LOLA signature dishes prepared by Chef Mic Cripe. Big thanks to all of the guests who made the trip to Calistoga for this momentous event. We’ve been working hard to build the LOLA House so we can host all of the special friends and family who have supported LOLA over the years.

Thank you and we can’t wait to see you soon at the LOLA HOUSE! Next time you are in town, don’t forget to book a reservation with pr@lolawines.com so you can enjoy our signature dishes (only available at the LOLA House).

– From all of us at LOLA
 
 THE VENUE:
LOLA HOUSE
 
 THE FOOD: guests enjoyed grilled summer fruit with mint and
a variety of artisanal cheeses before the main dishes.
 
#1 LOLA Signature Dish:Oven Roasted Vegetables (Carrots, Fennel, Celery, Bok Choy, Green Onion) w/ Carrot Top Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, Shaved Cortez Bottarga.
 
LOLA HOUSE  TASTING EVENT Roasted Vegetables with bottarga
 
#2 LOLA Signature Dish: Watermelon Salad w/ Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh ginger, Lime Zest/Juice, Honey, Sweet Balsamic, Chopped Mint, Topped with Fresh Burrata.

LOLA HOUSE TASTING EVENT Watermelon Salad

#3 LOLA Signature Dish: Kale & Arugala Salad w/ Raw Corn, Radish, Avocado, Parmesan, Fresh Lemon Juice, Shaved Cortez Bottarga.
LOLA HOUSE TASTING EVENT Kale Arugula Salad
#4 LOLA Signature Dish: Cellentani Pasta, Charred Broccolini, Sliced Garlic, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Green Onion, Shaved Cortez Bottarga
LOLA HOUSE TASTING EVENT Cellentani Pasta
#5 LOLA Signature Dish: Orzo w/ Braised Baby Octopus, Sliced Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper, Basil, Parsley, Shaved & Sliced Cortez Bottarga
LOLA HOUSE TASTING EVENT Orzo with Baby Octopus