New Eats Across Napa and Sonoma Valleys
Chew on these suggestions for new restaurants, menus, and products.
Sky and Vine: Enjoy beet, cured salmon, and avocado toast at this rooftop lounge.
Photo by Bob McClenahan
Easy Cup Sake
Cheers to celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto’s new Yamadanishiki Junmai sake, packed for sipping convenience in a 210 ml glass cup. The mild, dry, slightly floral quaff is made from premium-grade, polished Yamada Nishiki rice brewed with water from Kyoto Fushimizu (famous for crafting high-end sake). 610 Main St., Napa, (707) 252-1600, morimotonapa.com.
Farm Restaurant at Carneros Resort and Spa
Executive chef Aaron Meneghelli has unveiled a five-course themed tasting menu, showcasing pristine produce from his new on-site organic farm. For example: “Peas, Please,” a dish presented as panna cotta with poached Maine lobster and smoked trout roe; ricotta gnocchi in snap pea foam; and green pea gelato in white chocolate ganache. 4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa, (707) 299-4880, farmatcarneros.com.
Gerard’s Paella y Tapas
Food Network Throwdown With Bobby Flay winner Gerard Nebesky cooks the fluffy, crisp-bottomed rice to order in mouthwatering recipes like seafood paella with shrimp, calamari, New Zealand green lip mussels, and more. 701 Fourth St., Santa Rosa, (707) 708-8686, gerardspaella.com.
K+M Extravirgin Chocolate
Sweet! Take a bite of chef Thomas Keller’s new dark and milk chocolates, made extra artisanal in his boutique Napa factory and extra healthy with Armando Manni Tuscan organic oils blended into the premium cocoa. 840 Latour Ct., Napa, (707) 681-2669, kellermannichocolate.com.
Sky and Vine
Chef Charlie Palmer’s new 7,000-square-foot bar, restaurant, and lounge atop Archer Hotel Napa is the coolest place in town to slurp a Hops Divine (with Hendrick’s gin, pamplemousse liqueur, hibiscus, hops, lemon, and sparkling wine) while nibbling mini lobster corn dogs. 1260 First St., Napa, (707) 819-2490, skyandvine.com.
Husband-and-wife team Roberth and Andrea Sundell tempt with tunnbrödsrulle (sausage wrapped in thin Swedish bread with potato and pickled cucumber), Swedish meatballs, and Swedish candies of all kinds. 220 Western Ave., Petaluma, stockhomerestaurant.com.