From Italian cuisine to French fare, dine at these delicious Yountville destinations
Across the United States, farm-to-table dining (a culinary movement that centers on serving locally sourced food in restaurants and cafes) has risen in popularity in the last decade. As a result, a growing number of farm-to-table restaurants are popping up everywhere from New York to Napa Valley. If you’re looking for a farm-to-table restaurant in Yountville where you can sample locally produced food grown by area farmers, make a reservation at one of the following places.
Chef Michael Chiarello’s sit-down Italian restaurant, Bottega
, features fish, meats, and fresh produce that have been locally sourced and sustainably produced. Pasta, cheese, cured meats, and olives are made in-house to ensure optimal freshness. The micro-regional Italian cuisine on the menu changes every few days based on the availability of ingredients, but past options have included pork shoulder loin served over a potato croquette, wood-grilled branzino with charred marinated eggplant, and grilled quail and sweet Italian sausage. Marrying the best of California and Italy, Bottega also has an extensive wine list that offers under-the-radar treasures sourced from regions in both countries.
Chef Thomas Keller helms a handful of Napa Valley restaurants, from the three-Michelin-starred The French Laundry to the more casual eatery Ad Hoc
. Originally designed as a temporary restaurant, Ad Hoc became so popular with guests that it turned into a permanent location serving family-style farm-to-table fare. The menus, which change daily and incorporate fresh produce, generally include four courses: salad, entree, cheese, and dessert. One recent menu consisted of a garden heirloom tomato salad with orchard nectarines, fennel, and pickled red onions; grilled flat iron steak or buttermilk fried chicken; cheddar cheese with a Bouchon bakery pretzel, and a root beer float.
The French Laundry
For a more formal dining experience, head to The French Laundry
, where Chef Keller’s fixed-price menus lure foodies from around the globe. Located in a stone cottage, The French Laundry offers a daily menu starring locally sourced items and produce from the culinary garden. Gardener Aaron Keefer harvests specialty vegetables for all of Keller’s Yountville restaurants, and the produce is front-and-center in the Tasting of Vegetables menu at The French Laundry. (Think garden squash lasagna, hand-rolled golden corn agnolotti, and hearth-roasted matsutake mushrooms.)
If you’re interested in buying a home in Yountville so you can have access to farm-fresh food, as well as world-class wineries and vineyards, contact Ginger Martin
today. With years of experience as a realtor in the Yountville real estate market, Ginger has a firm grasp on the trends that are impacting the market. She can help guide you through the home buying process to help you find a Napa Valley property that fits your needs and price range.