Wednesday, November 14, 2012

redd - yountville, ca

www.reddnapavalley.com
6480 washington street
yountville, ca 94599

after taking some daytime photos at the french laundry, browsing several shops, and tasting wine at cornerstone we made our way to redd for lunch. situated right on washington street in yountville, redd is a one star michelin establishment from chef richard reddington serving modern wine country cuisine with hints of asia and europe. our arrival preceded the time of our reservation by about half an hour, but immediate seating was not an issue, and we were given a nice four top in front of a large window providing views of both the gorgeous minimalist dining room and the sunny napa valley day outside. after some time with the menu, wine and food were ordered and we settled in for what would be a very leisurely meal.
i began with the soy caramel glazed pork belly with apple puree and burdock. this was a great mix of sweet and savory flavors that set the tone for things to come.
for carrie the choice was the shrimp salad with little gems, avocado, bacon, and caesar dressing. i did not taste this but carrie reports it was a success.
for my entree i went with the caramelized diver scallops with cauliflower puree, almonds, and balsamic reduction. slighly crisp on the outside and perfectly cooked within, the scallops were sweet and flavorful as expected while the cauliflower puree was also excellent.
carrie selected the petrale sole served with creamy jasmine rice, clams, chorizo, and saffron curry nage. this was another hit that i was luckily able to eat a great deal of as carrie was feeling quite full already.
we decided that we would split something for dessert, and after narrowing it down to the bread pudding and the butterscotch pudding, i differed the choice to our server. she stated that the bread pudding wasn't bad, but the butterscotch offering was award winning and has been on the menu for years. so here were have it, butterscotch pudding with vanilla anglaise, toffee, and pretzel bits. making sure to scoop all the way to the bottom to get some of everything in each bite, this was indeed a fantastic dessert.

lunch at redd exceeded my expectations, and was definitely on par with the other single michelin starred restaurants i have been to for lunch.
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