Michael Chiarello to open new Napa Valley restaurant this fall

by TrevR on January 16, 2008

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Chef Michael Chiarello, he of NapaStyle, Chiarello Family Vineyards and founding chef of Tra Vigne restaurant in the Napa Valley, has announced plans to open another Napa Valley restaurant later this year.

Michael Chiarello (courtesy of Wikipedia) In a major boost for V Marketplace (formerly Vintage 1870), Chiarello unveiled plans to open a new restaurant within the V Marketplace complex in Yountville sometime in Fall 2008.

According to the press release, the restaurant has yet to be named, but will “…celebrate Michael Chiarello’s signature cuisine and entertaining style as well as farm-to-table regional ingredients.” No word yet on where, specifically, the restaurant will be located within the V Marketplace complex, but as far as we know, the space that was previously home to Compadres Bar & Grill is still available.

Chiarello, in the press release, said:

“Having lived and cooked in the Napa Valley for over 20 years — and made wine here for 10 years — my distinct love of this valley includes memories of a different era,” says Michael. “My sense of what constitutes a memorable culinary experience has shifted over the years, along with what the general public has come to expect. I’m thrilled to be stepping back into my chef jacket and clogs, and to greet food and wine lovers once again with my personal blend of Napa Valley’s famous hospitality. To be joining Yountville’s talented community of chefs and restaurateurs is a true honor.”

Count us as excited about this news–having dined at Tra Vigne several times over the years, we’re positive our palates will be delighted when we give the new place a try this coming fall. Full details can be found here.

[techtags: Napa, Napa Valley, wine, winery, wine country, michael chiarello, yountville, v marketplace, tra vigne restaurant]

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