Quick Hits: Novela Adds New Bar Food Menu, Bardessono Gets HydraFacial

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Manchego croquettes at Novela
Manchego croquettes at Novela

Photo Credit: Kelly Puleio

Downtown hot spot, Novela, has launched a new menu of bar food in partnership with chef Joey Elenterio of French Fries and Caviar consulting company. The Spanish-inspired bar food is perfect for pairing with the happy hour haven’s craft cocktails. There is broccoli cheddar arancini with smoked bacon and herb aioli, manchego croquettes with quince honey mustard, shrimp tartine with radish and pickles, and a smoked salmon dip with cream cheese and capers. For groups, there are platters of cheese, charcuteries, and hummus—and of course there is a burger with smoked gouda, pickled onions, and pimento spread.

The restaurant at the CIA at Copia
The restaurant at the CIA at Copia

Photo Credit: Victor M. Samuel

This weekend is the official grand opening party to the CIA at Copia. The festivities kick off tomorrow with a series of fun events. There are cookie decorating workshops, book signings, cooking demos, wine tastings with Cuvaison, Dutton-Goldfield, Grgich, Storybrook and RAEN, a pop-up sandwich shop, and a ribbon cutting ceremony where seven champagne bottles will be sabered.  If you’re heading to Napa, consider stopping by to enjoy some of the fun.

A spa treatment room at Bardessono
A spa treatment room at Bardessono

In other wine country news, Bardessono has launched its own HydraFacial MD service that is designed to rejuvenate and protect the health of skin. The spa at Bardessono is the first resort spa in the valley to carry this luxe skincare treatment. The invigorating treatment deeply cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates the face with serums that are filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acids. You’ll leave the facial with glowing and younger looking skin.

Barry's Bootcamp's Gabby De Nigris and Erica Stenz
Barry’s Bootcamp’s Gabby De Nigris and Erica Stenz

Want to get your workout on tomorrow? Barry’s Bootcamp is hosting an awesome Warrior Woman Class. The 90-minute female-only class will be lead by two of the boutique fitness group’s most beloved lady trainers, Gabby De Nigris and Erica Stenz. The class will take place at the SoMa Barry’s location tomorrow at 12 pm and reservations—book your treadmill or spot on the floor!—are highly recommended. The theme for the class? Love yourself, love your tribe.

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