As we took a leisurely stroll through Yountville yesterday afternoon we grabbed a copy of the town newspaper, the Yountville Sun. The front page write-up and photos of this week’s Bardessono opening were what initially caught our eye, but it was a small story inside that we found to be of particular interest…
Near the back of the paper there is a blurb detailing plans for Laura Cunningham’s 130-seat Vita restaurant, which will go in where PJ Steak previously stood on North Washington Street. Since we’re unable to find a link to the Yountville Sun online (at least not one that includes this week’s stories), here’s an excerpt from the Vita write-up:
While customer parking will remain at the back of the lot, the restaurant’s entrance is proposed on the street, not adjacent to the parking lot as it previously was. No second-story dining is planned, though offices are to be located on a second story on the rear portion of the structure. The kitchen and all food-handling areas will be on the west side of the structure, with pizza bar seating surrounding a pizza oven that flows into a large, open dining room. This design is the work of the San Francisco architectural firm Samantha & Hart. The plans call for concrete walls to be softened with vertical gardens of drought-resistant plants native to Italy’s southern region.
If you can, pick-up a copy of the Yountville Sun for an image showing the exterior of proposed new structure. Apparently the Yountville Town Council will be reviewing the plans at its next meeting on February 17th.