January 26, 2013 | Touring & Tasting Magazine, Wine Country Travel | Touring & Tasting
California Restaurant Month: Restaurant Cuvée
In a wine region like Napa, that is known for its quality wines and gourmet foods to match, Restaurant Cuvée’s “high country cuisine” fits in perfectly. Blending the sophistication visitors expect from downtown Napa, with deliciously rich comfort foods, Restaurant Cuvée makes guests feel right at home. The dining room feels like someone’s private, modern hunting lodge with its wood paneled walls, exposed beams and heads of deer and mountain goats on the walls. The bar is reminiscent of an Old West saloon, while still keeping with the hotel and restaurant’s contemporary aesthetic.
The menus features staples with a twist. Start your day off right with some buckwheat flapjacks covered in a ginger-maple syrup. For dinner, indulge with an eight ounce Durham ranch hanger steak with sweet hot tomato jam, parmesan gratin, young onions, chanterelles and a natural reduction. It’s a gourmet, yet back to basics menu. The same goes for the dessert menu, the “chocolate and Pinot” is an oven-fresh molten dark chocolate torta with roasted strawberries, Pinot Noir syrup, vanilla bean whip and chocolate lavash! Any dish, breakast, lunch, dinner or dessert, is sure to be a culinary experience you wont soon forget!
Perhaps one of the biggest perks about Restaurant Cuvée is that it has “lounge hours” which run past midnight and even till 1am on weekends. A lounge menu, or “Nibble & Share” as they call it, is served at this time and includes the perfect late night snacks like truffle fries, deviled eggs, half pound wine country burgers and mac & cheese. After a long day of wine tasting, relax next to Restaurant Cuvée’s outdoor fireplace. What better place to sit back and relax with a plate of your choice and a drink in your hand, while you enjoy the night air and stars in California’s wine country capital.