Two local Napa Valley businesses, one restaurant and a large winery, have detailed expansion plans this week.
On Wednesday, Go Fish, the Napa Valley fish restaurant from restaurateur Cindy Pawlcyn (Mustards Grill, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen) announced the completion of its outdoor dining area and bar. Pawlcyn reportedly enlisted famed Napa Valley architect Howard Backen to enlarge the restaurant’s original patio, which now features seating for 100–making it one of Napa Valley’s largest outdoor restaurant bars, which will be available to patrons year-round. From the press release:
Shaded by two large canvas awnings and the leafy branches of four mature mulberry trees, the patio’s teak and marble-topped tables accommodate groups of all sizes, from cozy twosomes to parties of 10 or more. The patio’s focal points include a large stone fireplace and the six-seat Carrera marble bar, which features a stainless steel back-bar, subtle lighting and oversized mirrors.
The restaurant, which is located at 641 Main Street in St. Helena, was opened in 2006 and features a San Francisco-inspired raw bar, authentic sushi and sake bar, and classic West Coast-style fish dishes. It’s also known to be a favorite of some of our readers.
Separately, Wine Spectator carried a story on Friday about Beaulieu Vineyards’ plans to spend some $7 million to makeover an existing barrel facility in Rutherford and turn it into a “self-contained winery, outfitted with 5- to 7-ton oak and stainless steel fermentors, sorting tables and a tasting room separate from the winery’s main visitor center.” According to the article, the new facility will be devoted to producing BV’s Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon and is expected to be complete by harvest 2008.