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Client dinner near Silverado Resort [Napa]

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Jentho312 Feb 1, 2013 09:44 PM

Hi all,

I need to plan a dinner for a bunch of executives (8 total) near the Silverado Resprt. Would like it to be intimate but with some local flair. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. maria lorraine RE: Jentho312 Feb 1, 2013 10:30 PM

    What appeals to you in the Napa threads?

    1. CarrieWas218 RE: Jentho312 Feb 2, 2013 07:53 AM

      Are you specifically looking for "brunch?"

      The resort is a little remote in that you will have a 20-minute drive to any other restaurant in the Napa that isn't on the resort grounds (and, yes, the food there is pretty mediocre).

      Bistro Don Giovanni is probably the closes and works well for parties of that size, but they are not going to offer brunch food. Brix is the only restaurant that has brunch offerings on weekends and it is HUGE.

      Other than that, you are relegated to downtown where I would recommend the bento boxes at Moritmoto or lunch at Angele or Oenetri.

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        Jentho312 RE: CarrieWas218 Feb 2, 2013 08:33 AM

        No, it will be a dinner for 6-8 executives. Thanks!

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          wincountrygirl RE: Jentho312 Feb 2, 2013 08:35 AM

          I would do Bistro Don Giovanni. Brix was pretty bad on my last visit.

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            CarrieWas218 RE: Jentho312 Feb 2, 2013 09:44 AM

            Somehow I read "brunch" when you said a "bunch of executives..."

            In that case, BDG is probably the most convenient, although Brix does have a private room and their offerings have improved significantly in the past few years. If you book it early enough in the day, you could have the private room that has a view of the vineyards which would showcase good food and a view. BDG has the same thing if you sit outside.

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              Jentho312 RE: CarrieWas218 Feb 2, 2013 11:22 AM

              Thanks for the great suggestions! A friend was telling me about Celadon. Have you ever been there?

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                CarrieWas218 RE: Jentho312 Feb 2, 2013 01:29 PM

                Celadon was quite the rage when Asian-fusion was in vogue. The problem is that now it is dated and staid and Celadon hasn't updated its decade-plus-old menu in some time.

                It is now one of the restaurants that manage to stay open because it gets overfill from the surrounding restaurants that are booked or it is feeding people who haven't heard how mediocre it is...

                Avoid.

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                  Jentho312 RE: CarrieWas218 Feb 2, 2013 02:44 PM

                  Wow, good to know!

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