The Legacy of Sally & Don Schmitt  

“One could only learn from the past and move on through the present to make a better future.” “The future belongs to those who learn from the past and live brilliantly in the present moment.” Jason Medina.

This quote very well encapsulates what I learned while listening to the panel speak about Don & Sally Schmitt. A sold-out crowd at the Yountville Community Center listened to a full panel that gave us the history and legacy of Don and Sally. From the current workings with Sally and her grandson, Byron Hoffman, on her book/cookbook, Six California Kitchens, to learning the history of the family from Janet Trefethen, Cindy Pawlcyn, and Joanne Blicker; the event honored Sally and Don’s history, spirit, and culinary contributions to Yountville and the Napa Valley. The three restaurants they operated in Yountville and Don’s tireless contributions to the Town of Yountville as Mayor, councilmember, and advocate are shining examples of what we should expect from all those in our business community. And all our community members.

Definitely Bedford Falls at its finest…

I have been reading her cookbook/book, Six California Kitchens, which reads like a history book with amazing photos and recipes thrown in. Get it locally at Napa Bookmine.

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