Restaurant Reviews

A review of the dining experience at downtown Napa’s The Border

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A few weeks back we ate at one of downtown Napa’s newest restaurant installations, The Border. The restaurant is operated by Pablo and Erasto Jacinto, who rose through the ranks working for the likes of local chefs Michael Chiarello, Cindy Pawlcyn and Donna Scala. With that pedigree and the promise of some authentic Mexican food, […]

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A review and photos of the Neela’s dining experience

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One recent, rainy Friday afternoon, we decided to have lunch at Neela’s. Located in downtown Napa, Neela’s offers traditional Indian Cuisine prepared in an approachable, contemporary style. Having opened on March 31st, Neela’s adds to the growing dining options (including a few of our favorites such as Ubuntu, ZuZu, Uva and others) in downtown Napa […]

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A review and photos of the Bottega Ristorante dining experience

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Last week we (finally) made our way to Chef Michael Chiarello’s newest restaurant, Bottega, in Yountville to actually grab a bite to eat. We went for a late lunch, which enabled us to get a good overall sense for the look-and-feel of the restaurant, and we weren’t disappointed. After waiting for about 10-15 minutes for […]

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Which Napa Valley restaurants made the 2009 edition of the Michelin Guide?

[Note: WordPress seems to have eaten our original entry, so this is a re-post of what we originally published on October 13th] Details on the 2009 edition of the Bay Area and Wine Country Michelin Guide were released today and, once again, the Napa Valley is very well represented. Not surprisingly, Yountville’s The French Laundry […]

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A review of Yountville’s Redd

Just about this time last year we paid a visit to Redd in Yountville for lunch (see our photos). Overall, it was an enjoyable visit–good service, good food and good wine. We’d certainly heard loads of good things about the restaurant and left full, satisfied, but certainly not blown away. Over the weekend the Financial […]

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The Chanric Inn, 25° Brix reviewed, new Napa crush blog now online

No, we’ve not fallen in a ditch never to return. We’ve been busy with work, life and working out a few technical glitches with the old blog. We’re not quite 100% back up and running–still having some issues posting photos, but we are indeed back in business nonetheless. Here are a few items that have […]

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A review of the Ubuntu dining experience

Over Memorial Day weekend, we decided to take a leap into the unknown world of vegetarian cuisine and dined at Ubuntu Restaurant and Yoga Studio. Located in downtown Napa’s restaurant row, Ubuntu’s menu focuses on farm fresh produce from their biodynamic gardens located at Fetzer Vineyards and Kendall Jackson Vineyards. If you’re a visiting vegan/vegetarian, […]

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