We had heard such great things about the Napa Rose that my girlfriend and I decided to finally try it out as a pre-Valentine's Day dinner.
We called almost a month in advance to make reservations. However, I don't think the reservations were necessary because people were able to walk in without too long of a wait.
We were blessed to be served by one of the greatest sommeliers Iíve ever met, Saucy. He was very knowledgeable and when we inquired about the Rieslings on the list, he led us to a couple other 'secret' bottles available thatís not listed. And thanks to Saucy, we were really pleased with his suggestion. And he wasn't even trying to 'upscale' either, this dude was on the ball and Frenchy wanted to take him with us to have him around every time we eat!
There was a great selection of bread to start off with!
For an appetizer we shared The Sizzling Beach Rock (garlic seared shrimp, soy glazed spare ribs and lemon grass chicken cooked on a hot beach stone). Everything was very tasty. My girlfriend enjoyed the peanut noodles that were under the ribs the most.
French25fan had the soup of the season I forgot the name but it was tasty (and a little runny).
I ordered the Pear Salad (Salad of Comice Pears, Shaved Fennel, Mizuna and Lola Rosa with Prosciutto, Fiscalini Parmesan and Almond Oil)
For our main entrees, French25fan ordered the Venison Chop (Medium-Rare)
I ordered the New York Steak (Medium-Well) with "mac and cheese" The "mac and cheese" was made with 2 cheeses, one from London and a domestic cheese. It was a bit heavy and cheesy. The sauce was perfectly seasoned and the brocolli fresh and tasty!
And for desert we had the Creme Brule on top of Raspberries. It was INCREDIBLE!!!
Of all the 'fine dining' experiences Iíve had, this night at the Napa Rose was by far on the top! Saucy made it even better, and personally got offended when Frenchy didn't have a timely refill and didn't charge for the iced tea!!! The service, attitude, quality was well worth the tab!
The End....Happy Valentines Day to all!!!!