The Restaurant at Meadowood - St-Helena, California

The restaurant at Meadowood in Napa Valley is quite a special place. After turning off the historical Silverado Trail and driving through a picturesque narrow road of olive trees, there lies The Meadowood Resort. Through the restaurant's heavy wood doors guests are welcomed into a large and cozy library-like lounge where we enjoyed great cocktails (mixed with the use of in house cordials and bitters) and previewed the wine list before dinner. To some people's intrigue, and other's annoyance, the tasting menu is not known ahead of time, nor is the next dish announced, which creates a challenge, and slight frustration, for wine enthusiasts. I suppose they can do what they want, as Meadwood is in a class of it's own with three coveted Michelin Stars, yes, three. The World's Best Restaurants 2016 list see's The Restaurant at Meadowood move up five spots from 72 in 2015 to 67 this year. Last, but not least it also holds the Relais & Chateaux accreditation. Visiting during the crush season, September, fresh ingredients were plentiful, and the personalized menu changes frequently. It was clear that every dish was put together like a piece of art. The meal ended with an invitation to visit the immaculate kitchen where each chef  was dedicated to his/her own dish. Please enjoy my Dinned There of The Restaurant at Meadowood, Nappa Valey, California.

Personalized and dated menu's as dishes change somewhat every day

Fermented kohlrabi oyster, gwen avocado sunflower
Sunchoke chilled lobster, seaweed caviar

Halibut squash herbs
Abalone creamy broth, matsutake pine potato cooked in tendon trout roe

Dill poussin cooked in corn, late summer beans
Pork acorn, miso pear succulents

Goat's cheese, stages of the grape
Olive oil fig, grilled date walnut oil

The candied fruits and vedgetables disappeared before I was able to snap a photo. 

As I previously mentioned, every dish was presented like a work of art, and as you can see from their descriptions, named like a works of art. I hope you enjoyed reading my post. The next restaurant I have the pleasure of sharing with you is also in Napa Valley and world renowned. For more information on The Restaurant at Meadowood - . Register by email not to miss that update!  

A few hours South of Nappa Valley is the tech town of Palo Alto where you'll find Chez TJ. No other words to describe it than surprisingly outstanding and one of a kind. Have a look here.


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