It was a cold winter night right after the holidays, but it was warm and cozy in Napa for Kristin’s birthday.
The food is nouvelle Northern California cuisine. The wine selection is eclectic and vast with surprising affordability. We chose a lovely Cote du Rhone after trying a couple of open bottles.
We began with the oyster appetizer which was garnished with a sizable frisée salad topped with tasty bacon.
Our next dish, the quail was out of this world. A crispy delicate sweet white meat accompanied by a slightly caramelized squash duo.
We followed this with the ribs which were glazed with tangy BBQ sauce and slightly charred with the meat “falling off the bone” as Kristin said.
Heidi, our good-natured bar neighbor, allowed Steve to film her delicious-looking veal loin special with mushrooms and Venetian polenta. She even offered him a bite which he surprisingly declined.
Everything at Napa looks good. The staff is accommodating and knowledgeable. The bar is long and lively. The environment is sophisticated without the pomp or pricey circumstance.
So enjoy the blackberry chocolate terrine and stick around for the priceless "decadent" ending.
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music performed by Gladden Fields