Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What a fantastic night out at Napa Rose with dear friends dressed to the nines! We had a lovely time dining at the Vintner's Table with the kitchen in full view and impeccable service to boot. I was so excited that I couldn't stop smiling throughout dinner-- way to set the bar so high. It was such a fun time catching up, celebrating, and eating delicious food! Fancy restaurant with a casual, unpretentious vibe. ♥

goat cheese panna cotta; persimmon, applewood bacon, chives.

And as my friend wisely advised, trust them with the drinks-- it'll be better than anything you come up with!

bread basket; olive focaccia, onion rolls, crispy parmesan flatbread.

pan seared New Zealand sea bream and Baja blue shrimp; sweet potato curry, cauliflower espuma.

sustainable salmon; cauliflower, carrot and kohlrabi puree, almonds, golden raisins.

fish of the day and shrimp fritters; braised gigante beans, meyer lemon, salsify and light shrimp broth.

grilled hand harvested diver scallop and braised wagyu beef cheek; golden chanterelles, harvest squash truffle puree.

autumn apple salad; pheasant confit, endive, watercress, almonds, fiscalini cheddar cider vinaigrette.

hamachi yellowtail 'carpaccio' and oak roasted tender octopus; artichokes pine nut caponata, yellow tomato sauce. ♥

hand crafted parmesan reggiano gnocchi; forager mushrooms, english peas, mushroom demi.

pan-seared duck breast;

country rabbit sausage; green apple, rapini pesto, ricotta salata.

breaded pumpkin fritters; wild boar ragu.

honey pineapple sorbet;

truffled 'mac & cheese'; orecchiette pasta with parmigiano-reggiano.

roasted colorado lamb chop; pomegranate, acorn squash, bruseel sprouts, hazelnuts.

slowly braised angus beef short rib; harvest roots, applewood bacon, swiss chard, sweet potato fritter.

petit filet mignon roasted in a cast iron skillet; ragu of corn, potato, okra, rosemary tomato sauce.

Seriously, each drink was better than the one before.

Throughout the night, I was impressed with the plating. Look at the height of the salads! What beautiful works of art.

pumpkin filled bombolini; tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, pear, pomegranate.

Peanut Butter Croquantine with Manjari Chocolate Ganache;

pear soup;

After hours of eating, we ended the night with sparkly fireworks. Hooray!


  1. ooh, what was the fancy occasion? I'll have to use my imagination for the pics since it looks like photobucket is down...

  2. ooh! I can see the pictures now! Artful *and* delicious-looking
    I see it's for your birthday now too. What a nice way to celebrate~