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No trip to the Napa Valley would be complete without a meal at Redd, home of mind-blowing innovative seasonal menus and top-notch wine pairings. This Yountville gourmet destination keeps connoisseurs guessing - and drooling for more. The decor is minimalist: a strict color palate of whites and blacks with traces of natural wood. The large windows keep the room bright and airy, bringing in the colors and seasons of Yountbille. First courses may include such rare delights as Glazed Pork Belly, a Foie Gras Medley, Rabbit Mole or Lobster Risotto. Entrees are no less artful than Halibut Saltimbocca or Moroccan Spiced Lamb Loin. Feeling truly saucy? Opt for a five-course tasting menu; wine pairing comes at additional cost. For a smaller, more casual meal order from the menu of small bites, which include things like tacos, potstickers or pizza.
Fans of Thomas Keller's French Laundry (conveniently located just down the street) will enjoy the more casual Bouchon on Washington Street in Yountville. This affordable fine-dining establishment serves delicious French bistro treats with a warm Epi baguette. If you can't get a table, try sitting at the bar and getting a drink or enjoying oysters flown in from around the world. The simple menu (served for both lunch and dinner) contains classic bistro dishes, such as Steak Frites, Lamb, Mussels, Croque Madames and Roasted Chicken. Be sure to save some room for dessert! Try the Mousse au chocolat noir or the Profiteroles for a taste of delicious French sweets. Bouchon is often very busy, so be sure to book ahead, especially for parties larger than four.
Don't miss the luxurious four-star dining experience at Domaine Chandon, where the wine never stops flowing. After a tour around the vineyard, diners can sample Chef Boyd's culinary delights—Rosemary-Scented Rack of Lamb, Tuna Charlotte, Agnolotti and more can be found on the seasonal menu. Salads, cheese platters and dessert menus also boast of mouthwatering delicacies. The wine list consists of Californian varietals. Wine tasting, theater performances, winemaker dinners and other such events are organised throughout the year.
Foodies from all over the world flock this romantic jewel in the Napa Valley, considered to be one of the most outstanding restaurants in the world. The exquisite American-French food defies description or convention. Chef Thomas Keller takes care to use as much produce from the restaurant's own private garden as possible, as well as making sure no ingredient is repeated anywhere on the nine-course daily tasting menus. The French Laundry's extraordinary food is exceeded only by its excellent service. Patrons are always impressed by the breath and depth of knowledge of Master Sommelier Paul Roberts, whose recommendations are as tasteful as they are informative. A table at the French Laundry is a heavily coveted prize, so make sure to reserve far in advance.
This relaxed, cozy eatery is popular with local vintners and a great recommendation for excellent food. No wonder, as its owners are Giovanni and Donna Scala who also own Scala's Bistro in San Francisco. The wood and tile dining area, adorned with lots of fresh flowers and pottery, features a huge fireplace and glassed-in kitchen. Outside, a sprawling patio overlooks adjacent vineyards. The traditional Italian cuisine is impeccably prepared. Recommended dishes include the Trenne Pasta with Lamb, Artichokes, Olives, Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta Salata. The wine list features local and Italian vintages and the service is first-rate.
Have an intimate family meal or a carefree time with friends at Fume Bistro & Bar. The casual restaurant boasts an extensive menu of American dishes like Iceberg Wedge Aragula with bacon and tomatoes, Wood Oven Roasted Artichokes and Grilled Chicken & Goat Cheese Pizza. Brunch can also become an extravagant affair here with varieties of omelets, sausages and french toast that tease and tantalize the palate. The The cocktails are deadly, mixed with whiskey, vodka and tequila. With a friendly staff and pleasant service, Fume occupies a high place on the list of good eateries in town.
Excellence has no restraints when it comes to this restaurant, which Wine Spectato magazine named "America's Best Restaurant" in 2000. It features a nightly five-course prix fixe menu, showcasing an array of sublime textures and flavors. Menu items have included roasted New England Monkfish, Veal Tenderloins with Cabernet Foie Gras Sauce and Panko Crusted Frog Legs. Naturally, its wine list is massive. Take advantage of the restaurant's wine pairing menu - the sommelier presents each bottle. The decor is sleek and modern. Weekend reservations must be made four to six weeks in advance. In 2007, the inaugural year of the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country, La Toque was awarded a Michelin Star.
Wish to work up an appetite? Just visit Angèle and look through the menu—you won't know what to order by the time you're done, because your growling stomach will prove to be a major distraction! A family restaurant with a wholesome atmosphere, Angèle is always inviting, and the food blends ancient French recipes with modern tastes, making sure that your dining experience is worthwhile. As for the wines, well, you're in Napa, so you know you can expect nothing but the best!