Yes, Napa, as in "If you're tired, you take a nap-a; you don't move to Napa...".
Anyone know that quote?
The bistro of choice.
The fabulously divine "Bistro Jeanty"
If you are in the area, you must swing by for a meal.
You will not be disappointed.
Unless, of course, you are in town dining at "The French Laundry".
In which case please invite me along!
We had two dinner options 6:30 or 8:15.
It was a school night and one can not ask the caregivers of ones children to stay until the wee hours of the morning , so, 6:30 it was.
A fine time to dine.
A starter of "terrine de lapin" with celery root salad.
Something new for my palate.
Delish, although I don't think I can eat rabbit too often...we had a pet rabbit.
The whole reason to eat at the bistro..."Creme de tomate en croute" which in English we say, "tomato soup in puff pastry".
Tomato cream-fat-filled goodness, flaky and memorable.
We ate here 2 years ago and I still remember my first taste of the soup.
Yes, I really do care about such things!
I opted for the special of the day...a spicy lamb sausage sandwich with frites.
There was a great deal of sampling amongst friends...a taste of boeuf, rognons de veau(veal kidneys) in a cream sauce, and porc.
Although, I am normally opposed to all things veal...those poor babies...I thought the dish was tasty...but I only needed a few bites.
Cappuccinos,rice pudding and chocolate mousse creme brulee
(top 5 for Rob, top 3 for Eddie and I'd say top 2 for me)...it was unbelievably tasty.
The local wine flowed, but not for yours truly.
For our anniversary this year I wanted to go to Bistro Jeanty, I'll call it good with the dining adventure of last evening.
A pre-anniversary meal with a bevy of fellas.
Eddie, Rob, me, my fella John, Charlie.
In which I drove home and stayed up half the night because I am too old to drink a cappuccino at 9 o'clock in the evening.