Redd was one of our favorites. We enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairings. I highly recommend when getting a tasting menu to go for the added wine pairing. It completely enhances the experience. Two dishes even reminded me of my father's holiday recipes. It was like that scene in Ratatouille when the evil Anton has his flashback...
Anyway... back to reality.
Here are some of the wonderful dishes we enjoyed.
We actually ate at Bistro Jeanty twice. It was the first place we went when we arrived during lunchtime... then as we walked around town we started hearing it was one of the best in town for dinner so we went again! It did not disappoint either time. Authentic French, we had (split over two different meals) lobster bisque, black cod over fava beans, short ribs, sweetbreads, lamb tongue salad (we're adventurous) and yes, we shared the ratatouille!
Ad Hoc has a different approach to dining... the menu changes every single day and they don't post it until a bit before opening. Very exciting, but not for the picky eater. They have some staple fried chicken nights which they are known for... but we were lucky enough to try their amazing local greens, pork shoulder, and ridiculous sundaes for dessert. Those didn't make it for a photo.
We also ate at Redd Wood and Bouchon but the lighting during these meals was not the best and sometimes we just want to enjoy and not look like total posers. But they were both excellent. The Brussel sprout salad at Redd Wood was the best salad I've ever had, and at Bouchon they had amazing saffron mussels!
If you are traveling in Napa Valley, definitely make Yountville a stop for all your foodie extravaganzas.