Fresh, sophisticated, modern — there is nothing country about what Chef Richard Reddington coins "contemporary wine country cuisine." His creative and original approach — combining flavors and traditions from around the world — has earned him a Michelin star, while the restaurant itself is a welcome exception to the French- and Tuscan-themed buildings of what is affectionately referred to as "Yount-Vegas."
Sit at the bar and order a la cart for a casual experience or enjoy the excellent tasting menu with wine pairings in the more formal dining room.
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Redd- If I have to choose only one place to eat in Yountville, maybe all of wine country, it is the tasting menu at Redd for lunch. I fell in love with Reddington’s food when he was chef at Auberge du Soleil. His food is much like the restaurant,: clean, and sleek. I love lunch because it is less noisy, and the upscale, modernly minimal room is light and airy, and a bit more casual than dinner service. The menu lets the flavors of fresh fresh ingredients shine. The tasting menu includes a Petrale sole, with creamy jasmine rice, mussels, chorizo, saffron curry nage; caramelized diver scallops, cauliflower purée, almonds, balsamic reduction; braised beef shortribs with a horseradish crust, potato purée, fall vegetables, and an incredible peanut butter · milk chocolate gianduja, with a peanut honeycomb parfait. The tasting, while it must be ordered by the whole table, alternates the dishes served; one person gets one menu, another a second, so you can share! Don’t be shy about asking for a veggie substitution. The staff knows everything about the food- Portlandia style- and will recite it before you eat. Just put yourself in their hands- and ask them to pair the wine for you- it’s fun, I promise. (But don’t jump to wine too quickly- try a few of their mixed drinks!)