On Saturday, we headed up valley to check-out the 14th Annual Taste of Yountville, something we included in our latest edition of Cork Bits. Pretty much the entire town of Yountville was shut-down to automobile traffic–the streets lined with representatives from local wineries, restaurants and other businesses.
We’re talking Cosentino Winery, St. Supery, Jessup Cellars, Mustards Grill, Redd, Bouchon Restaurant & Bakery and many, many more. We bought our ‘taste of Yountville’ wine glass and a few food and drink tickets and set out to satisfy our palate by tasting as much as we possibly could.
There were simply too many amazing food dishes and excellent wines to recount them all here. So, we’re going to tell you about our favorite food, favorite wine, and our favorite dessert from the event. If you want to see many of the other happenings (including other food dishes) from the Taste of Yountville, be sure to check out our Flickr photo set.
We thought we’d never find anything that could come even remotely close to the wild boar pasta we enjoyed in Florence, Italy a couple years ago. That was until we tasted the wild boar stew with pasta and feta cheese that Philippe Jeanty was serving!
We thoroughly enjoyed the 2003 Sequoia Grove Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine was a deep purplish-red in the glass with hints of dark chocolate and pepper on the nose. Full-bodied with a long, silky-smooth finish, the ’03 Cabernet retails for about $32.
The ‘chocolate bouchon’ from Bouchon Bakery was simply divine. Here’s a photo–need we say more??