l

liuzhen's Profile

Title Last Reply

Recommendations for Chinese/Lunar New Year dinner

kaleokahu, thank you so much for replying, and please pardon my delayed response. I used to go to Honey Court fairly often while in college several years ago. Glad to hear it still serves good food! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks again, really appreciate your help.

Jan 20, 2014
liuzhen in Greater Seattle

Recommendations for Chinese/Lunar New Year dinner

Hi all,

Long-time Seattle area resident who just moved back to the area after spending the past few years living out of state. I'm looking for suggestions on restaurants that serve a special Chinese/Lunar New Year dinner.

Open to all ideas but hoping for someplace cheap or moderately priced that would be good for a group of about six people.

I searched for previous threads and didn't see anything, though I apologize if I missed something.

Thank you very much for your help!

Jan 13, 2014
liuzhen in Greater Seattle

WIneries in Napa Valley

Apr 07, 2012
liuzhen in San Francisco Bay Area

Help finalizing travel dates for Napa (winery research already done)

My group and I have decided to do just that. Thanks again to everyone for your input.

Apr 07, 2012
liuzhen in San Francisco Bay Area

Help finalizing travel dates for Napa (winery research already done)

Hi Fowler,

I just moved from Arizona, and the others in my party are from San Diego. Heat doesn't bother us that much, but I've also never been to Napa during the summer. Do you feel that the drawbacks of the larger crowds in August (any time of the month, really) cancel out the benefits of having nicer weather in which to do more outdoor activities?

Apr 04, 2012
liuzhen in San Francisco Bay Area

Help finalizing travel dates for Napa (winery research already done)

Excellent point; I forgot all about Veterans Day. Thank you!

I'll speak with my group and see if they want to keep our trip in early November or maybe try for sometime during the summer. Would you personally prefer early November, or, say early August?

Apr 04, 2012
liuzhen in San Francisco Bay Area

Help finalizing travel dates for Napa (winery research already done)

Many thanks, goldangl95, Carrie, and Fowler, for your input. Appreciate it!

Sounds like my group and I basically should expect the unexpected. =) We'll cross our fingers for some decent weather and plan some outdoor activities, with the understanding that Mother Nature may not cooperate.

Regarding wineries, sorry, I meant owners instead of winemakers. I would be surprised if any winemakers are available while I'm there, and I'm not expecting it!

I've spoken with many wineries already and nearly all have said there's no difference between weeks or they just don't know this far in advance (which I understand). So I thought I'd poll the board and see what you guys think/personally prefer.

Apr 03, 2012
liuzhen in San Francisco Bay Area

Help finalizing travel dates for Napa (winery research already done)

Hi all,

I am a long-time lurker who is planning a trip to Napa this fall and would appreciate input on which of these two time periods is better to go:

1] Nov. 1-6
2] Nov. 7-12
3] No real difference

I've read almost every Napa-related thread on here and couldn't find an answer that quite fit my question, but please pardon me if I missed it somehow.

Additional info to consider:

-- I am a wine geek and will be going mainly to the smaller/boutique wineries, so I'd prefer the time period that would make it easier on the winery folks to accommodate me and my (small) group. Some of my tastings will be done with the winemakers.

-- That said, I'm also hoping to have picnics at two of the wineries and spend some time on hiking and other outdoor activities, so if the weather is likely to be different one week vs. the other, that's important, too.

-- Is one week going to be more crowded, or is it pretty much the same?

-- The cost of lodging is a non-factor since I'll be staying at a friend's home.

Sincere thanks and appreciation to anyone who is willing to help!

Apr 03, 2012
liuzhen in San Francisco Bay Area

Need suggestions for a quick half day/ day trip to either Napa or Sonoma!!! PLEASE HELP

Thanks, Maria. I've heard good things about their Cab and hope to taste it next time I'm in Napa.

Mar 17, 2012
liuzhen in San Francisco Bay Area

Need suggestions for a quick half day/ day trip to either Napa or Sonoma!!! PLEASE HELP

Maria, is there an option to taste J. Davies during the Schramsberg tour?

Mar 16, 2012
liuzhen in San Francisco Bay Area