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Yountville Napa revisit

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keena Jan 21, 2013 09:10 PM

So excited to be heading back in April. Last time we enjoyed Ad Hoc, Bouchon, Bottega (ok sort of) and sadly, Ubuntu. I was hoping to go back to Ubuntu which was a truly unique and delicious experience.
Staying in Yountville but will travel.
My ideas so far: French Laundry (once and for all), Redd, Mustard Grill, Zuzu, Morimoto.

Loved Sinskey, Trefethen, Frank vineyards especially last time for the wine and the ambience. Any other suggestions are great. Wish I was so lucky to live there!

We don't need upscale and love all cuisines.

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  1. CarrieWas218 RE: keena Jan 22, 2013 06:19 AM

    Here is a recent Morimoto report you will want to read:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/885984

    The basic suggestion - go for lunch and order the bento box.

    I'm also not a huge fan of Mustard's: Expensive for big hunks of grilled meat when there is so much else that is more interesting in the valley.

    Love Zuzu as well as Angele, Goose & Gander and Terra.

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      HabaneroJane RE: CarrieWas218 Jan 22, 2013 08:47 AM

      I will be staying in Yountville for three nights in February. We have already done French Laundry--lovely but once was enough. I don't want eighteen course, forty hour, zillion dollar dinners. Any suggestions on excellent, yet casual, restaurants in the areas? Also, and I hope this doesn't get me booted off this thread, but any musts on wineries that don't require reservations for tastings? I am a--don't judge--chardonnay chick. Thank you!

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        CarrieWas218 RE: HabaneroJane Jan 22, 2013 09:06 AM

        Yountville is pretty much nothing but restaurants and shops. My favorite eateries include Bistro Jeanty and Redd.

        Practically none of the wineries on 29 or the Silverado Trail require reservations and - with the exception of the sparkling wine producers - I can't think of a single winery on either 29 or the Trail that DOESN'T make a Chard... But you will probably want to go to Rombauer.

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          HabaneroJane RE: CarrieWas218 Jan 22, 2013 10:07 AM

          I have heard about Rombauer, thanks! As well as Bistro Jeanty and Redd. How about Long Meadow Ranch?

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            CarrieWas218 RE: HabaneroJane Jan 22, 2013 10:30 AM

            I love Long Meadow Ranch; their restaurant, Farmstead, is one of my favorites. Their winery is very cool also: Rammed Earth architecture.

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