Michael Chiarello’s NapaStyle open in Yountville, Bottega Ristorante next

by TrevR on July 9, 2008

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We’ve written before about Thomas Keller’s attempt to take over the town of Yountville with restaurants, hotels and the like. Well, now Keller is getting a bit of competition in the form of Michael Chiarello.

It’s no secret that Chiarello has been working to open a flagship NapaStyle store in the V Marketplace–and as of this past weekend the store is open to the public.

So, imagine our surprise when, during an early morning coffee run this past weekend, the Little Man and I were strolling by the new store only to see someone dressed in white chefs clothing unlocking the doors from the inside. That someone was Michael Chiarello himself–he made one of those faces adults make when they’re saying hello to a baby and said a quick “good morning” to both of us and we continued on our way.

Looking back, I should have asked him if he’d be game for a quick interview for posting on this here blog, but maybe we’ll get another chance at some point (the Mrs. was a bit upset that she wasn’t with us too). Chiarello’s restaurant is also getting closer to completion–the newish sign out on Washington Street announces parking for Bottega Ristorante.

UPDATE: Read reviews of Bottega or write one of your own here.

Michael Chiarello\'s sign in Yountville, CA

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