Start the evening the way every evening should, with oysters and a bottle of sauvignon blanc. Bistro Jeanty's happy hour (Monday through Thursday 4-6pm) includes dollar oysters from the West Coast and a good selection of local white wine. Sit at the bar, or rub elbows with local vintners at the lively community table.
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A taste of paris in wine country
Bistro Jeanty is an experience not to be missed for French food lovers and newbies alike (the reason weekend reservations book over a month out). The setting is casual Parisian, but not too chintzy. If you are there for lunch on a nice day, the vine-covered patio is a lovely option for lingering over foie de canard, escargot, tomato soup en croute and wine. Prices are nice enough that a steak frites for lunch is not out of the question.
6510 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599 (707) 944-0103
Walk into Bistro Jeanty and you are forgiven for thinking you have been magically teleported to Paris, France. This authentically Parisian cafe has been consistently named as one of the top dining experiences in Yountville, alongside Thomas Keller's French Laundry and Bouchon.
Having seen only the charming movie "Ratatouille" and never having tried the actual dish, I was quite excited to see it on the menu at Bistro Jeanty in Yountville downtown. The special for that day was the ratatouille with goat cheese terrine. The roasted vegetables were layered with creamy goat cheese, sprinkled with freshly ground pepper and olive oil. It was to be served cold, which turned out to be delightfully perfect on that warm sunny afternoon.
Everything we tried on the menu at Bistro Jeanty was superb. Starting off with bread and butter, followed by creamy tomato soup en croute (encrusted in buttery puff pastry), we also got the chicken special of the day which came topped with trumpet mushrooms and a decadent camembert sauce.
We loved the vibe at Bistro Jeanty, the service was impeccable and the food - delicious. It was a memorable experience and we highly recommend stopping by here whenever you are passing through Yountville, for a taste of Paris in California.