After our fantastic brunch at Auberge du Soleil, we imbibed in some great wine, the beverage of choice in Napa of course. I suppose I indulged in far too much, or too much too fast. By the time dinner rolled around, I found myself extremely sick. The Porcelain God and I became fast friends that night. It was unfortunate because Redd was one of restaurants I was really looking forward to. I tried to enjoy what my stomach would allow.
Carnaroli Risotto maine lobster, meyer lemon confit, truffle oil
Despite feeling pretty nauseous and just majorly bleh overall, I didn’t want to miss out on the experience at Redd. I went with something I thought would go down easy. The risotto was delicious, but I wish I could have eaten more of it.
Caramelized Diver Scallops cauliflower, capers, almonds, golden raisins
This was a half portion of the scallop entree. They were seared to perfection. The pairing with raisins and cauliflower was different and enjoyable. I only ate half of a scallop.
Asian Pear Tart salted mousse, red wine poached apple ice cream
Everyone was pretty stuffed, so we opted for the lightest option. It was a tart in deconstructed form. The use of Asian pear was nice, since most desserts always use the non Asian variety.
Despite feeling so ill, I tried my best to enjoy Redd. I had a enough bites of everthing to conclude that I liked Redd. I’d be hard pressed to say more than that. Everyone else seemed to enjoy their food. It was certainly more impressive than our previous dinner at Ad Hoc, but that may not be comparing apples to apples. The food is beyond just simple farm to table. It’s more creative and interesting. I would love to return so I can try the place in tip top health.
10 – You NEED to eat here
9 – Awesome
8 – Very good
7 – Good
6 – OK
5 – Average
4 – Not bad
3 – Not good
2 – Terrible
1 – Do NOT eat here