Yountville: Bistro Jeanty / by Alice Zhao

We left early Friday morning to hop on a plane to Sacramento. We didn't think it was possible but we were kind of ready to eat non Asian food. (Blasphemous, I know!) But this was the day. THE DAY! THE DAY WE'D DINE AT FRENCH LAUNDRY!!!!!!

Jared's sister picked us up from the airport, dropped off our stuff at her place and headed straight for Napa. Wow, Napa is spectacularly beautiful. Everywhere we went, it was breathtaking. I kept saying to myself, "What a gorgeous day it is today". And then I realized, it's like this ... every day... all year round. Jared, can we move here?

Anyway, back to the story. Our first stop was lunch at Bistro Jeanty. Jared's sister had graciously made reservations for us there as her birthday gift to Jared. I think this must have been the first time I've had true bistro fare. Well, no, I'm sure I've had it before, but here everything was kind of... awesome. I tried to eat light to save room for our 5:30 reservations at French Laundry, but um yeah... I sort of just ate every crumb. Oops.

Outside Bistro Jeanty

Regular Menu; Specials Menu

CRÔUTONS DE FOIE BLOND
Duck foie gras paté with a port poached pear
[french name unknown]
Roasted Bone Marrow with a Balsamic Reduction

ESCARGOTS
Snails with garlic pastis butter
MOULES AU VIN ROUGE
Mussels steamed in red wine with grilled bread

CRÊME DE TOMATE EN CROUTE
Tomato soup in puff pastry
PETIT SALÉ AUX LENTILLES
Home cured pork belly with a lentil balsamic vinegar and foie gras ragout

So good!

Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-0103