The Grateful Table Dine Out: A Taste of Napa Valley
November 16, 2020
Throughout November, we’re asking you to support Napa Valley restaurants and show gratitude for the restaurant workers who make our meals possible by opting to dine out. It’s that simple! By dining out, you’ll be helping your favorite restaurants and their crew members. In the spirit of The Grateful Table Dine Out, we’ve rounded up special eats from some of Napa Valley’s best chefs.
Harvest Table at Harvest Inn in St. Helena (pictured) has introduced a family-style prix fixe Chef’s Menu that highlights locally sourced ingredients and the best of the Napa Valley. An airy space flanked by covered and heated alfresco dining terraces, Harvest Table offers a welcoming atmosphere for relaxed wine country dining, and Chef Vincent Sanchez curates a new prix fixe menu every three weeks. Highlights include seared Ora King salmon with broccoli rabe and lemon caper sauce, New York strip steak with herbed potato risotto and mushroom demiglace, and more. Bonus? Harvest Table is one of the few Napa Valley restaurants that does not charge a corkage fee, so be sure to bring along your favorite bottle.
Over at Charlie Palmer inside the Archer Hotel, guests can enjoy a special holiday tasting menu starting November 12 that will run daily through New Year's Eve. Each menu will feature four courses for $85 and a sommelier selection wine pairing for an additional $25. Hours are 5-9 p.m. Thursday-Monday.
And upstairs at Sky & Vine, Archer’s sixth-story rooftop perch will transform into a sparkling winter stop complete with shimmering lights and seasonal bling. The festooned pop-up — November 13, 2020, through January 1, 2021 — will feature specialty holiday cocktails, a sparkling white and red by the glass and a seasonal menu of shareable bites. Reconnect at the covered bar or relax around a cozy fire pit. Blankets, heaters and wishing stars are complimentary.
Cioppino Tuesdays have returned to Tra Vigne Pizzeria in St. Helena, just in time for Cabernet Season! Warm up with a bowl of Chef Nash Cognetti’s San Francisco-style cioppino chock full of fresh shellfish and seafood from 5 pm until it’s sold out. This complete meal includes a mixed green salad, grilled bread and a trio of tasty accompaniments to boost your bowl for $29.95 per person. Make it “Pinot and Cioppino” when you add a glass of Pinot Grigio for $7.
Downtown Napa’s Tarla Grill offers a three-course dinner for $39 with an optional wine pairing for $25. Main course options include pomegranate-cabernet braised short ribs, grilled chicken kebabs, and stuffed eggplant, and are accompanied by a Greek or arugula salad and Tarla’s famous dessert selections (don’t miss the pistachio baklava!). An added bonus, guests will dine for a great cause as Tarla donates 10% of its profits to a different school every two weeks. The dinner menu is available Sunday to Thursday for takeout and outdoor dining.
Introducing Souper Fridays at Clif Family Winery, perfect for a Cabernet Season warm-up. Each week the Clif Family Bruschetteria Food Truck will be featuring a different seasonal soup recipe from around the world, complete with an accompanying side and garnishes. With tasty options like Burmese pumpkin stew and chili bianco, Souper Friday meals will be available in portions for two or four people and can be enjoyed on the Clif Family Tasting Room patio or to-go.
Are you pining for a life lived al fresco? The Napa Valley hosts a Mediterranean climate nearly all year long, making it a perfect option. With some of the most inviting terraces in the world here, you might wish to live outdoors from spring to fall. Enjoy outdoor dining in perfectly mild weather at a variety of Napa Valley restaurants.
Want to help but not ready to dine out? The Grateful Table Dine Out is also raising awareness and donations for the nonprofit Restaurants Care relief fund for struggling restaurant workers.