Chef's Blog

Solage Calistoga's Executive Chef Brandon Sharp shares his passion for cooking, life and all things Napa Valley.

Solage Calistoga – Solbar Restaurant, Calistoga, California

Dec 09, 2009 16:03 – By: Nancy D. Brown 

From Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip

Solage Calistoga's Solbar Restaurant
Solage Calistoga’s Solbar Restaurant


Which came first, the chicken or the egg? At Solage Calistoga’s Solbar restaurant, there is no doubt that Lily’s Eggs came first. In fact, Lily’s Eggs are so popular in this Napa Valley town that they have their own Facebook Fan page, as does Solage Calistoga. (more…)

December 8, 2009

For the Love of Food

Foodgasm at Solbar

“It is the Solage Hotel restaurant in Calistoga and was recently awarded a Michelin star!  Foodgasm much??  If not, you should go to SolBar and experience it for youself.  The great thing about SolBar is they use the freshest ingredients from the area to make their menu for the day.”

39 Bay Area restaurants get Michelin stars

Michael Bauer, Chronicle Restaurant Critic

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

For the fourth consecutive year, the French Laundry in Yountville has earned a rare three stars from Michelin, a name synonymous with fine dining in Europe. Thomas Keller’s restaurant in Yountville tops the ratings for Michelin’s 2010 San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country Guide, which is being released today. (more…)

“Who says the food at a spa resort has to be plain and boring?  The menu at Solbar is lusty and full-flavored, with hearty pizzas, short ribs and other substantial fare, and emphasizes organic ingredients.  Menu items not to be missed include mini-burgers stacked with bacon, cheddar and onions, and “lucky pig,” a small build-it-yourself buffet of slow roasted pork, lettuce cups and sesame crepes with pickled pineapple and Mongolian peanuts.  The cavernous dining room has a chic country fell and can get a bit noisy at times.  The wine list has a modest 200 offerings of mostly California wines, but they’re wisely selected.”