Tuesday, January 5, 2016



Chef William S. Bloxsom-Carter previously worked as the Executive Chef, and Food and Beverage Director for the Playboy Mansion West for over two and half decades. A frequent wine judge he constantly looks for wines to pair with his foods for the multitude of foods he presents. Chef Carter has prepared winery dinners in Sonoma County, Napa Valley, Paso Robles and the Santa Ynez Valley as well as special events for high-profile clients throughout the United States, focusing on the importance of food and wine pairings and extraordinary hospitality service. Additionally, Chef Carter is a recurring featured guest on numerous radio shows syndicated nationwide describing and promoting California wines and foods.

The Canyon Villa, where weary wine lovers revive

Like an Italian villa perched on a Tuscan hillside, the Canyon Villa bed and breakfast pampers wine lovers touring Paso Robles wineries or couples seeking a charming retreat. The Canyon Villa offers an intimate setting, lavish amenities, fine food and an ideal location.

At the Canyon Villa, we offer only four guest rooms, each uniquely decorated and each appointed with luxurious extras such as spa tubs and lush towels. You can enjoy your gourmet breakfast in the courtyard or our dining room.

We also offer a cozy great room for relaxing with other guests, and a wine tasting with hors d'oeuvres every afternoon between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. In the summer, enjoy your wine and appetizers in our lovely shaded courtyard, with its trickling fountain and evening breezes.

Beyond the elegant setting of our inn, take a leisurely stroll through our eleven acres while admiring the views. Visit the local wineries, and then enjoy an evening meal at one of Paso Robles' fine restaurants. The Canyon Villa is also the ideal bed and breakfast for day trips to other locales, such as Hearst Castle or Cambria's art galleries.

Indulge your love of wine or your love of each other. Plan a romantic getaway to charming Paso Robles, and plan to indulge in the intimacy and luxury of the Canyon Villa.

The Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast
1455 Kiler Canyon Road
Paso Robles, CA 93446



Previously known as “Restaurant Month,” Napa Valley Restaurant Week provides both visitors and locals with an added  incentive to experience a new restaurant or revisit a favorite. The weeklong promotion, Jan. 24 – 31, 2016, offers diners a choice of a two-course lunch for $20 per person, or a three-course dinner for $36 or $46 per person.  In addition, many of the participating restaurants are donating corkage fees during the week to the Napa Food Bank or a charity of their choice.

Each chef has created menus to celebrate the season and many of the restaurants offer optional wine pairings at an additional cost.  To view the complete list of restaurants participating in Napa Valley Restaurant Week, visit www.visitnapavalley.com/restaurant_week

Below are some highlights of Napa Valley Restaurant Week, which includes three Michelin Star restaurants (La Toque in Napa; Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford; and Solbar in Calistoga):

Experience a “Taste of La Toque” at Chef Ken Frank’s One Michelin Star restaurant located inside the Westin Verasa Napa. For dinner, guests may compose their own three-course tasting menu with two savory courses and one dessert for $46 per person. The more casual BANK Café and Bar offers an “express lunch” for $20 per person, which includes soup; a half sandwich; house made Kennebunk potato chips or green salad; and choice of dessert.  St. Supery is the featured winery partner for Restaurant Week.

1313 Main offers a three-course dinner for $46 per person, with much of the produce harvested from their garden. Their team of sommeliers has collaborated with Chef Adam Ross to offer wine pairings for each course for an additional $30 per person.

Torc’s Chef Sean O’Toole offers a three-course dinner menu for $46 per person with a choice of two options per course. Wine pairings are an additional $15 per person.

The Pear Southern Bistro offers diners two lunch options for $20 per person as well as two three-course dinner options for $36 per person, which include their signature “chicken and waffle-buttermilk fried ‘Mary’s’ chicken” over a bacon spiked Belgian waffle.

Napa General Store presents the “Napa Sweet Lunch Deal,” which includes choice of any lunch entrée and house made dessert.  Guests may choose a featured Napa Valley wine for an additional $8 per glass.

Executive Chef Robert Curry presents a two course “Weekday Michelin Star Lunch” for $20 at The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil, Jan. 25 – 29, 2016.

St. Helena
Goose & Gander features both lunch and dinner options for $20 for a two-course lunch and $36 for a three-course dinner, which includes a choice of three main courses and dessert.

Harvest Table also offers lunch and dinner options for $20 for a two-course lunch and $36 for a three-course dinner, with St. Supery wine pairings for each menu and special pricing on select St. Supery bottles.

The Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone features a three-course “Farmhouse Feast with Charbay Amuse” for $46 per person.  The menu includes a choice of two options for the main course, featuring ingredients from the CIA’s own farm and gardens.  Each guest receives a complimentary Charbay cocktail before the meal. A Napa Valley wine pairing is an additional $19 per person.

The “Greystone Market Lunch” for $20 per person includes choice of soup or salad; main dish; a pastry and glass of Greystone Cellars wine.  The Bakery Café by illy is an integral part of the CIA at Greystone’s baking and pastry degree program and a portion of all proceeds benefits the school.

Solbar at Solage, which showcases inventive new twists on California cuisine, celebrates Napa Valley Restaurant Week with fish tacos paired with a glass of wine for $20 per person.

Bosko’s Trattoria features the “Go Italian for Restaurant Week” lunch and dinner menu. Lunch includes any pasta or half sandwich, with soup or salad and dessert and the three-course dinner includes a house or Caesar salad; any pasta or pizza entrée and dessert for $36 per person.

At Hotel d’Amici Ristorante, Chef Joe Venezia prepares a regional three-course dinner paired with a glass of Pestoni Family/Rutherford Grove Estate wines for $46 per person.

Visit Napa Valley is the official tourism marketing organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote, protect and enhance the region’s position as one of the world's premier wine, food, arts and wellness destinations. The area, known for its legendary hospitality, is also internationally recognized as one of only eight "Great Wine Capitals" and has more Michelin Stars per capita than any other wine region in the world.

The Napa Valley, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of the following distinctive towns, including, from north to south, Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford / Oakville, Yountville, the city of Napa, American Canyon, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa.

The Napa Valley Welcome Center, located at 600 Main St. along the riverfront in downtown Napa, provides visitors with expert Concierge services from Napa Valley Ambassadors who offer complimentary Napa Valley Guidebooks, maps, brochures and winery tasting passes. The Welcome Center, open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., also offers complimentary Wi-Fi and a mercantile shop featuring locally sourced gift items.

For additional information on the Napa Valley, or to plan your Napa Valley experience, please explore www.VisitNapaValley.com, join "The Napa Valley" on Facebook, and follow @VisitNapaValley on Twitter.