Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Eat Here- Redd Yountville

There is yet another great restaurant we ate at on our journeys in Napa. I probably could live there, eat somewhere different every week of my life and never exhaust the bounty of restaurants, delis, shops, and bakeries.
Another delightful place we found ourselves was at Chef Richard Reddington's 'Redd'.
The restaurant was very busy, the first reservation we could get was at 9:30, but they called us and moved it to 9:00. The place was packed, but it was well executed and cozy. White table cloths and rich dark wood created a delightful environment. There was a multitude of options on the menu that sounded wonderful. There seemed to be a bit of an Italian influence on the offerings.

I ordered coffee, of course it was excellent. My husband ordered the Yellowfin tuna tartar. It was accompanied by Asian pear, avocado, chili oil, fried rice and cilantro. I chose the Carnaroli risotto with Maine lobster, Meyer lemon confit, and truffle oil.
The tartar was very good-fresh flavors came to life with every bite. The lobster was very delicious, and all of the flavors in the risotto were beautifully complementary,  but the risotto itself was  a bit chewy. All in all it was very good, and I was not disappointed in the least.
Unfortunately, we didn't have room for dessert. The menu has a wonderful combination of classic favorite with updated ideas. The same goes for the dessert menu, complete with items like S'mores- Chocolate panna cotta, graham streusel and marshmallow. Our bill arrived with a tiny bite of toffee and a raspberry truffle. I would definitely go back again and try more items on the menu.


Redd
6480 Washington Street
Yountville CA 94599

Phone 707 944.2222
Fax 707 945.0447


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