We’re Toasting: The Delicious Restaurant at Meadowood

Coal Roasted Abalone with Smoked Eggplant and Pepper
Coal Roasted Abalone with Smoked Eggplant and Pepper

I haven’t cooked for the past few weeks, traveling in and out of town has led to spinach salads and hummus with naan bread when I am home. But I did have a chance to enjoy one of my favorite dining experiences while in Napa Valley recently.

Three Michelin starred Restaurant at Meadowood, led by the talented Chef Christopher Kostow, ignites the imagination and tastebuds with clever, creative and very fresh takes on modern and classic flavors. I had a chance to dine at their 3 course bar tasting when Gary and I were in Napa in July, and again recently when I was out in Napa on a girls trip. Though several of the tasting items were the same from July to October, which surprised me a bit as I thought they would have transitioned from summer into fall, everything was still incredible. Here is a little photo journey that will hopefully entice you to join Chef Kostow and his talented team, including precious Sam behind the bar, when you are in Napa next.  Can’t make it out, Chef just released his first cookbook, and it is truly something special. Grab one here for yourself and for holiday gifts, any recipient will be very pleased.

Baby Garden Vegetables with Champagne and Sea Salt
Baby Garden Vegetables with Champagne and Sea Salt
Broccoli Agretti
Broccoli Agretti
Forgotten Herbs at the Bar at Meadowood
Forgotten Herbs at the Bar at Meadowood
Cucumber Risotto with Caviar
Cucumber Risotto with Caviar
Kohlrabi with Rye Porridge and Mustard
Kohlrabi with Rye Porridge and Mustard

 

Gin, Forgotten Herbs and Strawberry
Gin, Forgotten Herbs and Strawberry
Daylily Soup with Tatomer Riesling
Daylily Soup with Tatomer Riesling

Pichler Loiben Bergstall Feder Riesling

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Wild Salmon with Turnip
Wild Salmon with Turnip
"Olives"
“Olives”
Pork Belly with Garden Flowers
Pork Belly with Garden Flowers
Coconut Borage with olive oil
Coconut Borage with olive oil
Me with Chef Christopher Kostow
Me with Chef Christopher Kostow
Chef's new cook book, "A New Napa Cuisine"
Chef’s new cook book, “A New Napa Cuisine”

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