Evangeline (Calistoga) 1226 washington street/calistoga, ca 94515 707.341.3131
Evangeline’s menu will feature fresh, fun versions of bistro favorites like croque madame and French onion soup. Standards such as assiette de fromages and tour de fruits de mer will be given new life in their interpretations by Chef Sharp and Chef Rios. Our plats du jour–daily specials–will range from gumbo ya-ya to blanquette de veau. Most exciting, perhaps, are the ‘instant classics’ of our own making, like deviled artichokes and poisson eau fou. The menu layout is simple and clear, yet attractive and tempting. The flavors will be big, bold, beautiful, and yet sublime–but ”subtle” will not be an adjective used to describe the food at Evangeline. Photo and copy from Evangeline website
Atlas Social (Napa) 1124 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559 (707) 258-2583
With 100-plus seats — including two dozen on a streetside terrace when weather permits — Atlas Social is the handiwork of restaurateurs Michael Gyetvan and Christina Rivera and their partners, Executive Chef Nick Ritchie and General Manager Pat Jeffries, (the owner of Azzurro Pizzeria & Enoteca and Norman Rose Tavern)
Atlas Social was inspired by a recent vacation of Gyetvan and Rivera — rather “how we were eating in Europe,” says Gyetvan, who runs both Norman Rose and Azzurro Pizzeria and Enoteca, also in downtown Napa. “We were in dining situtations that were not structured, more fluid — especially in Spain. Logo and copy from Atlas Social website.
Cook Tavern (St. Helena) 1304 Main Street, Saint Helena, CA 94574 (707) 963-8082
Cook Tavern is now open next door to the original Cook on Main Street, in a more casual, modern American gastro pub concept. Diners are enjoying the small plates, cocktails and beers.
It’s a good time for Wilmoth to make some noise, since the 2015 Michelin Guide just bestowed its Bib Gourmand honors on Cook St. Helena – again. That makes it the eighth consecutive time the Cal-Med theme restaurant has taken the award.
For the menu, Wilmoth will feature pub eats ($8-$25) like poutine with short rib gravy, fried mortadella sliders and sandabs and fries, as a spin on fish-and-chips. Service will run late on Fridays and Saturdays, with weekend brunch ($9-$16) and sports games playing on the tube. Copy from Cook Tavern website, here is link to their menus
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