Life is Sweet in Napa Valley with Off The Beaten PathBy Kat Thomas, Edible Skinny
“God is in the details.”
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
After Kelly’s and my time with Nana and Danielle, our treehouse picnic lunch arrived. It was the perfect autumn al fresco dining adventure, tailored (pun intended) by Stephanie Brown of Off The Beaten Path, a styling, planning, and catering company that focuses on the natural beauty of Napa.
Off The Beaten Path focuses on al fresco farm-to-table dining using only locally sourced seasonally inspired product. They celebrate quintessential wine country celebrations in nature set between the earth and sky, such as a farm, vineyard, private home, or even a mountain top.
Kelly and my scrumptious meal included fabulous dishes such as classic charcuterie of meats, cheese, and marinated olives, a fall corn tomato salad with basil and balsamic dressing, and an amazing crunchy creamy
cucumber avocado salad (THE BEST!!!)!
Everything is locally sourced, even the flowers in the arrangements. Chef Lori Glad is the picnic expert, even growing a lot of the ingredients used in their catering. For picnic simplicity. Off The Beaten Path’s offerings are primarily family style foods. “We focus on the experience by making the meal visual and fun as well as the best food you will ever eat. We are approachable foodies who know the importance of amazing food!”
Kat Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Edible Skinny, a site dedicated to making your life postcard worthy. She is also the CEO of the creative media company This Way Adventures. You can find more about both brands at http://www.thiswayadventures.com