Napa Valley Restaurant Week, Jan. 21-28, 2018, allows both locals and visitors to dine and delight throughout the valley and experience the region’s legendary food and wine culture at a fixed price.
Multi-course prix-fixe menus are offered for both lunch ($20) and dinner ($36 or $46), allowing guests to experience the latest culinary hot spots or revisit old favorites. Regional farm-to-table practices and Michelin-Star rated restaurants make the Napa Valley an epicurean’s destination, and there’s no better time to enjoy Napa Valley’s culinary scene than during Restaurant Week.
Each of the more than 40 participating restaurants has created menus that celebrate the season, and many also offer optional Napa Valley wine pairings. Participating restaurants include many of the most iconic and popular destinations from the most southern and northern points of the Napa Valley including Table 29 Bistro & Bar in American Canyon; Boon Fly Café in the Carneros region; Torc, Ca’ Momi, Angele and the recently opened Charlie Palmer Steak in downtown Napa; Brix in Yountville; the Michelin starred Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford; Charter Oak, Brasswood, Farmstead, Bar Terra and Acacia House in St. Helena; and Evangeline, Sam’s Social Club, Café Sarafornia and Hydro Bar & Grill in Calistoga.
Below are some highlights of Napa Valley Restaurant Week. To view the complete list of restaurants participating in Napa Valley Restaurant Week, please visit www.visitnapavalley.com/restaurant_week.
ALBA at The River Terrace Inn offers a $36 three-course dinner menu starting with a choice of Porcini mushroom bisque or field greens and beet salad; choice of a grilled pork chop with kabocha squash; grilled vegetable Caponata with haricot verts and marinated feta; or cedar plank salmon with marble potatoes and mushroom ragout; followed by dessert. ALBA will offer a wine pairing for $14, which includes an introductory glass of sparkling wine from Nicholas Fueillate Blanc de Blanc, and a choice of Cherry Pie “Three Vineyards” Pinot Noir or Meiomi Chardonnay.
Angèle in downtown Napa brings the classic cuisine and warm hospitality of the French countryside to the Napa Valley. Located in the historic Hatt Building along the Napa River, the menu explores the bounty of Northern California through the lens of French country cuisine. Angele will serve a three-course classic French dinner menu for $46 Sunday through Thursday.
Basalt, along the Napa Riverfront, offers seasonal fare and an ambiance that is elegantly relaxed Napa style. For Restaurant Week, enjoy a three-course dinner menu of winter favorites for $36, featuring locally sourced ingredients and influences from around California. A Napa Valley wine pairing is an additional $15.
The Boon Fly Cafe features a $36 three-course dinner of seasonally-driven dishes, beginning with a warm spinach salad; a choice of fried chicken or braised beef short rib with sweet potato fries; and Boon Fly donuts with chocolate sauce for dessert.
Bounty Hunter Wine Bar & Smokin’ BBQ offers a special lunch and dinner for two. The $20 per person lunch includes a Smokin’ BBQ platter portioned for two, and the $36 per person dinner includes soup of the day or salad, followed by the Smokin’ BBQ platter, with a dessert to share.
Charlie Palmer Steak at Archer Hotel Napa offers a two-course lunch for $20 and three-course dinner for $46. Rooted in the pursuit of the best ingredients and a straightforward approach in the kitchen, Charlie Palmer Steak Napa showcases artisanal American beef under the influence of local wine country flavors.
Compline Wine Bar, which offers elevated Napa cuisine in a relaxed setting and features one of Napa Valley’s most extensive wine lists, offers a three-course dinner for $36 or two-course lunch for $20, as well as a flight of Steve Matthiasson, for an additional cost.
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto offers its “Italian Feast for Two” for either lunch or dinner, which includes a 10-inch cheese pizza, two salads, two spaghetti lasagna combinations, Italian bread & butter, along with a carafe of house wine for $36.
Galpao Gaucho features a three-course dinner for $46, which includes a homemade cheese bread appetizer, a 40 plus item salad bar, and 17 unlimited cuts of meat carved table-side by Gaucho chefs. The three courses are unlimited and at your own pace. Reservations noting “Restaurant Week” Required.
Miminashi, Napa’s only Izakaya (informal Japanese gastropub) offers a $20 traditional Izakaya lunch offering Ramen, Yakitori, Sashimi and Bento boxes. Restaurant Week visitors who are 21 and over will also receive a complimentary glass of sake.
The Restaurant at CIA Copia offers a distinctive dining experience where simple, seasonally inspired dishes are paired with a curated selection of wines, beers, and handcrafted cocktails. During Restaurant Week, enjoy a $20 two-course lunch or a $46 three-course dinner. Supplemental wine pairings are available for each course.
TORC’s Chef Sean O’Toole offers a two-course lunch for $20 or a three-course dinner for $46 inspired by what is grown at local farms, or foraged, fished, or produced and harvested by friends. Wine pairings are available for an additional charge.
Brix offers a $20 two-course lunch or $46 three-course dinner. Lunch includes Lobster bisque brioche with coral and saffron cream, and truffle roasted chicken carbonara fettucine, with Nueskie’s bacon, local egg and black pepper gremolata. Dinner features Lobster bisque; Tuscan braised lamb shank with creamy polenta; and salted caramel chocolate tart with cocoa nib tuile and espresso ice cream.
The Michelin-starred Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil presents a two course “Bon Appétit!” lunch for $20, with an optional wine pairing. The Restaurant at Auberge du Soleil offers views of the Valley floor from its dining room or terrace.
St. Helena Restaurants
Acacia House in Las Alcobas Napa Valley offers a two-course lunch special menu for $20, featuring tortilla soup and a winter vegetable tart, or a three-course dinner dinner menu for $46 which includes seafood quenelle with white fish mousse and lobster stock; beef Daube with bacon slab, pearl onion, beef fat croutons, and marble potatoes; and a French plum clafoutis.
Brasswood Bar & Kitchen offers a $46 three-course dinner menu featuring signature dishes paired with second label “Top Brass” wines on tap. Guests who participate in restaurant week may bring in their dinner receipt to the Brasswood tasting room for a complimentary tasting.
The Charter Oak, which is centered on a celebratory, family-style dining experience, with simple, approachable, and seasonal food, offers “Family Lunch,” intended to be served family style to be enjoyed by everyone at the table. The pre-set $20 lunch menu will highlight seasonal products and ingredients from the Charter Oak Farm and include optional wine pairings.
Clif Family Bruschetteria food truck offers a $20 two-course lunch menu of bruschetta, farm fresh salads, seasonal side dishes and rotisserie chicken. Guests will receive a choice of bruschetta and a seasonal side item. Clif Family small production wines are also available by the glass or bottle.
Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch, which features the talents of chefs, farmers, cattle ranchers, winemakers, and artisan producers, offers a two-course lunch menu for $20 and a three-course dinner menu for $36.
Goose & Gander offers a $20 two-course lunch featuring the Martini House mushroom soup or baby lettuce salad, and a signature sandwich or G&G Burger; as well as a $46 three-course dinner featuring mushroom soup or salad; a choice of roast chicken breast, Sakura pork chop, or Liberty duck, followed by a seasonal dessert. A wine pairing is available for dinner from a local Napa Valley winery for $36.
Market Restaurant offers lunch for $20 which includes soup of the day and fried chicken with mashed potatoes, sauteéd garlic spinach, cheddar jalapeño corn bread and home style gravy. The three-course dinner is $46 and includes crab cakes, with sweet corn, asparagus, English peas and citrus coriander-butter sauce; Painted Hills Filet Mignon with garlic potato gratin, hericots verts, torpedo onions, porcini butter and bordelaise, and butterscotch pudding with house made waffle cup and whipped cream.
All Seasons is a California casual bistro which offers fresh, seasonal cuisine. During Restaurant Week they offer a three-course dinner for $46.
Bosko’s Trattoria offers a $20, two-course lunch featuring fresh, home-style Italian foods served in generous portions including thin-crust wood fired pizza and delicate made-from-scratch pastas. Bosko’s is the longest operating restaurant in Calistoga and has been serving guests for the past 34 years.
The 100-year-old Calistoga Inn, a landmark restaurant and brewery, offers a two-course lunch for $20 and three-course dinner for $36. The Inn’s brewery, the Napa Valley Brewing Co., was the first established brewery in the Napa Valley after Prohibition.
Calistoga Kitchen features a two-course lunch for $20 and three-course dinner for $46. Calistoga Kitchen is a chef driven, locals’ favorite restaurant, offering a wine country experience with farm-to-table ingredients and a daily changing menu in a historic Craftsman home on the main street of Calistoga.
Evangeline offers a multi-course dinner for $46 featuring casual French bistro cuisine with a Creole soul.
Sam’s Social Club, named after resort founder and California’s first millionaire, Samuel Brannan, offers a two-course lunch for $20 and three-course dinner for $36.
Tanit Pan Asian Cuisine, Calistoga’s Asian fusion restaurant, offers a two-course lunch for $20 and three-course dinner for $36 highlighting the cuisines of Thailand, Malaysia, China, Korea, India and other Southeast Asian countries.