REDD, Napa Valley

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After driving through wine country and meeting some of the locals, I wanted and needed to find a great restaurant where the admiration for the food was equal to that of the wine. Well, it was Sunday, July 17th when I discovered that place – – REDD.   Chef Richard Reddington’s attention to detail and intuition makes dining here a must and a one on one experience.  Here’s mine, the menu and the wines.  The special of the evening was stonefruit panzanella with a citrus vinaigrette which was not part of the tasting menu.  The tasting menu featured sweetbreads.  Hmmmm……torn.  Wanting both, Chef Reddington combined the two to create an amazing complex addition to our tasting menu.  Paired with the Robert Sinskey 2010 Pinot Gris, this creation was absolutely divine.  Do go, it’s worth the trip.

Stonefruit panzanella, crisp sweetbreads with citrus vinaigrette
Stonefruit panzanella, crisp sweetbreads with citrus vinaigrette

 Robert Sinskey Pinot Gris, Carneros 2010

Yellowfin tuna tartare, asian pear, chili oil, fried rice and cilantro
Yellowfin tuna tartare, asian pear, chili oil, fried rice and cilantro

 Stephen Ehlen Riesling, Kabinett, Mosel, Germany 2010

Halibut, coconut jasmine rice, clams, chorizo,  and saffron curry nage
Halibut, coconut jasmine rice, clams, chorizo, and saffron curry nage

 Domaine Pierre Matrot, Meursault, France 2007

Carnaroli risotto, maine lobster, meyer lemon confit with truffle oil
Carnaroli risotto, maine lobster, meyer lemon confit with truffle oil

 Vins De Vienne, ‘Tabernum’ Vin de Pays de Collins Rhodaniennes 2008

Liberty farms duck breast, onion fondue, mostarda with five spice
Liberty farms duck breast, onion fondue, mostarda with five spice

 Whetstone Pinot Noir ‘Jon Boat’ Sonoma Coast, California 2008

Braised California lamb, eggplant caponata with lamb jus
Braised California lamb, eggplant caponata with lamb jus

 Wind Gap ‘Griffin’s Lair’ Syrah, Sonoma Coast 2007

Chocolate peanut butter beignet with bitter caramel ice cream
Chocolate peanut butter beignet with bitter caramel ice cream

 Dow’s, Late Bottled Vintage, Portugal 2005

Peach shortcake, whipped yogurt and raspberry sorbet
Peach shortcake, whipped yogurt and raspberry sorbet

Jorge Ordonez & Co. ‘No. 2 Victoria’ Moscatel, Malaga, Spain 2007

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