Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch 738 Main St. St. Helena, CA 94574 Yelp Overlord, Carnivorous Lush, and myself had been to Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch for Weener’s wedding a few years back.  I thought the wedding food was excellent, albeit small portioned.   I was looking forward to coming back one of these days.  St….

Redd

Redd 6480 Washington St. Yountville, CA 94599 Yelp 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…

Auberge du Soleil

Auberge Du Soleil 180 180 Rutherford Hill Rd. Rutherford, CA 94573 Yelp Overlord was the one to suggest Auberge, which a friend recommended to him.  The Yelp reviews were glowing.  I randomly met a fellow on the flight up to the Bay area who had only wonderful things to say about Auberge.  From my cursory research,…

Ad Hoc

Ad Hoc 6476 Washington St. Yountville, CA 94599 Yelp I have wanted to visit Ad Hoc for a really long time.  I even bought the Ad Hoc At Home cookbook many years ago in hopes of experiencing a little bit of Thomas Keller’s culinary genius in my own kitchen.  Alas, some of the recipes can be a bit…

Bottega

Michael Chiarello has made quite a name for himself by being one of the 3 finalists in the first season of Top Chef Masters.  Let’s be honest, the first season was the only season worth mentioning.  Subsequent seasons have been pretty lackluster.  Anyways, I was pretty impressed with Chef Chiarello’s mastery of Italian cuisine, so…