6510 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599
We came here for dinner for the perfect ending for my bachelorette party. I had made the reservation months in advance and boy was I glad I did, when we walked in, every single table was filled. The restaurant had a French rustic feel to it. Very home-y and country-side ish with it’s large windows and wooden tables. We started off with a few appetizers and since I love cheese, we ordered the baked camembert with a truffle salad. If I had a limited number of days left on earth, cheese would be one of my major food groups and this dish would be one of them.
Since the tomato soup dish here is famous, I knew we needed to try it. The tomato soup is encased by delicious crispy puff pastry. I really enjoyed this dish. I’ve never been a huge fan of tomato soup because I’ve found it boring and one-dimensional in the past but this soup was quite tasty and the texture pop introduced by the puff pastry brought it up to the next level.
In honor of one of my favorite chef’s of all time, I knew from the get-go that I would be enjoying the boeuf bourguignon for dinner. My dish had short ribs, roasted carrots, pearl onions and egg noodles. This dish was the first one I ever tried to re-create from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, it took me about 6 hours to make. This version also tasted yummy. I guess I’ve gotten used to humongous American size portions and so when this dish came out, my first thought was “how small.” But after I finished slurping, I mean eating, it, I was at a good full (not too mention the 2 appetizers and dessert we got).
My friend ordered the sole filet cooked in a butter sauce which is one of the dishes showcased in the movie Julie and Julia, one of my favorite movies of all times. I got to try a bite and it was pretty dam good.
Another friend ordered the coq au vin, which was the dish I made in honor of Julia Child’s 100 birthday. The coq au vin dish is a chicken dish braised in a red wine sauce with mushrooms and bacon. Somehow though, my version ended with purple chicken which is a little weird, but still tasted good. This version at the restaurant tasted much better than mine.