Most foodies arrive in Napa with a checklist of "must-eats" that includes all the big name kitchens in Yountville, St. Helena, and Napa itself. And that's a great approach; you can't go wrong with The French Laundry, right? But if you don't want to reserve a table months in advance or like discovering the new "find" that no one else has ever heard of, Napa's perfect for that too. There's always a new restaurant garnering acclaim, like Napa's Ubuntu, which won a Michelin star this year just a year after opening. And there are old favorites like Bouchon that just get better every year. But what all great Napa restaurants have in commmon is a dedication to straight-from-the-garden freshness that borders on fanaticism. So work up an appetite and savor the sublime offerings of one of the most food-oriented regions of the globe.
4048 Sonoma Hwy.
(Los Carneros Ave.)
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