Food Diet

Ruin your diet “Napa Valley Style”

Categories: Relax

St Helena the land of world class wines and more Michelin starred restaurants than any other place in the valley. Book a trip to Napa Valley and forget all your cares and your diet. We’ve found all the decadent dishes and desserts that you need to add to your little black book of food!

The Restaurant at Meadowood

www.meadowood.com

“A perfect kitchen is one that allows room for creative growth; one that’s built with a sense of fluidity in mind. We’re never sure where our creative impulses may take us so it was important that our new kitchen be designed to grow and change with us.”

From famed Michelin starred Chef Christopher Kostow you’re guaranteed to experience a culinary adventure you’ll surely never forget.

Ruin Your Diet With: A colorful morsel of dry-aged rack of lamb with a marigold and plum coating applied after service. Big, bold fruit and flower flavors.

Wine Spectator Greystone

www.winespectator.com

High above the vineyards in St. Helena, the Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant features regionally explored casual cuisine imagined and created in their beautiful open kitchen. With ingredients from the CIA’s own farm and gardens and an updated dining room, the restaurant evokes a “modern farmhouse” appeal. During lunch, they pull their students into action by creating a research and learning experience for our students in their final semester of study.

Ruin Your Diet With: The Greystone S’more with slow baked chocolate mouse, spiced marshmallow, house-made graham cracker

Auberge du Soleil

www.aubergedusoleil.com

One of the first great Wine Country establishments, the Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil pays tribute to its legacy with an award-winning menu and wine list. Executive Chef Robert Curry’s inspired cuisine reflects the natural diversity and rich ingredients of California’s Napa Valley and draws from regional produce, accented with Mediterranean flavors. Wine Director Kris Margerum’s wine list, the largest and most extensive in the valley, showcases the very best from neighboring vineyards.

Ruin Your Diet With: Sautéed Foie Gras, Chocolate Pain Perdu, Cherries, Cocoa Nibs

Brasswood Bar + Bakery + Kitchen

www.cairdeanestate.com/The-Farmer–the-Fox

Brasswood Bar + Kitchen serves farm to table wine country comfort food. Sourcing the best quality produce and ingredients from local farms and producers, it’s seasonal menu is a creative and locally-inspired.

The space is elegant and approachable with oak paneled walls, leather banquettes and black-and-white checked marble floors.

Ruin Your Diet With: Butterscotch Panna Cotta, rum caramel sauce, creme fraiche, rosemary hazelnut cookes, sea salt

Harvest Table St Helena

www.harvesttablenapa.com

Chef Charlie Palmer’s Wine Country kitchen featuring menus that highlight locally sourced ingredients and the best of the Napa Valley. An airy space flanked by alfresco dining terraces, Harvest Table offers a welcoming atmosphere for relaxed Wine Country dining. Under the direction of Chef Levi Mezick, Harvest Table’s menu is rooted in a dynamic relationship with Northern California’s artisanal producers.

Ruin Your Diet With: Bone Marrow Crusted Beef Sirloin with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Red Wine Sauce

Cook Tavern

www.cooksthelena.com/cooktavern

Specializing in simply elegant Northern Italian cuisine made from local and seasonal ingredients. Chef/Owner Jude Wilmoth opened Cook in 2004 to show the locals and tourists alike, that food doesn’t need to be complicated to taste great.

Ruin Your Diet With: Crispy pork belly with soft polenta, crispy carrots, arugula and balsamic reduction

Farmstead Restaurant

www.longmeadowranch.com/Farmstead/Restaurant

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch is one of the premier destinations for food & wine in St. Helena, the heart of Napa Valley. Our Estate grown wines, organic produce, grass-fed beef and lamb, extra virgin olive oil, honey are represented by the ingredient-driven American farmhouse cooking of Executive Chef Stephen Barber.

Ruin Your Diet With: Heritage St Louis ribs with LMR apple coleslaw- always freshly smoked

Goose and Gander

www.gooseandgander.com

Goose & Gander is a wine country public house- a gathering place for locals and visitors to celebrate Napa Valley’s abundant bounty. Chef Jeff Larson’s seasonally driven menu perfectly complements Scott Beattie’s retro-fresh libations or a bottle of wine from their unique wine list.

Ruin Your Diet With: The G&G Burger ~ Grass Fed Beef, Gruyere, Bacon, Remoulade, Manhattan Pickle, Duck Fat Fries. Add an extra topping of bone marrow or foie gras

Archetype Napa

www.archetypenapa.com

Their Americana menu that takes a contemporary out-of-the-box approach to classic dishes from our heritage. Nearly every preparation from their kitchen bears the signature char from their wood-burning grill or is complimented by an infusion of smoke from the wood-burning oven.

Ruin Your Diet With: Mushroom and Ricotta Crepes with artichokes, black olives, swiss chard and feta cheese

Press Restaurant

www.pressnapavalley.com

PRESS Restaurant celebrates the famous red wines of the Napa Valley with the finest prime dry-aged beef grilled over almond and cherry wood, wood-fired rotisserie chicken, and locally raised lamb and pork. Daily selections of fresh fish and seafood provide equally high notes for white wine lovers.

Ruin Your Diet With: Côte De Boeuf, Dry-Aged, for two, 35 ounces with sweet corn, Masienda Masa, queso fresco

Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen

www.cindysbackstreetkitchen.com

Located in charming downtown St. Helena, in the heart of the Napa Valley, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen combines the sophistication of a supper club with the flair of a speakeasy to create the perfect upscale eatery and neighborhood hang-out. Featuring a menu where the food is delicious, heartfelt and cooked from scratch with authentic highest quality ingredients.

Ruin Your Diet With: Rabbit Tostada, red chile salsa, black beans & feta

Gott’s Roadside

www.gotts.com

Gott’s Roadside is a different kind of burger joint. Serving juicy cheeseburgers with thick chocolate shakes, but their versions of these American classics are made-to-order from top-notch, locally sourced ingredients. Their menu goes beyond the beef to include a renowned Ahi tuna burger, fresh salads and tacos. Try finding those at your average drive-in.

Ruin Your Diet With: Wisconsin Sourdough ~ Grilled mushrooms, bacon, cheddar cheese, mayo, bbq sauce on toasted sourdough and a side of garlic fries.

Please remember that our chefs are constantly creating new and exciting dishes to keep you wanting more. Menu items listed here might not be on tonight’s menu. But we promise, you will never be disappointed with St Helena chef’s menus!