Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch
Napa's Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant
Lots of restaurants brag about having a farm-to-table ethos, but few stick to it as adamantly as Farmstead restaurant at Long Meadow Ranch Winery in Napa. Nearly every ingredient—from the grapes that go into the wines, to the beef used in the burger, to the organic artichokes and watermelons that might anchor a seasonal salad—is grown or raised at Long Meadow Ranch's three Napa Valley properties. Farmstead is open for lunch and dinner, but I think the Sunday brunch is a wine country secret. You'll smell the warm, gooey cinnamon rolls as soon as you walk in (don't think of not ordering them). The last time I stopped in, I had the biscuits with a farm egg and sausage gravy, and brunch wouldn't be complete without a Bloody Mary (they add bacon to theirs). Fridays through Sundays, you'll find a farm stand just outside the restaurant selling Long Meadow Ranch's wines, olive oils, honey, grass-fed beef, eggs, and produce.
By Jen Murphy
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