Hey all, I'm going to be back in your beautiful neck of the woods in late July/early August. Last time I visited (about 3 years ago I believe) you were all super helpful in making the trip a stunning success. This time, I'll be in Napa for 3 dinners, Yosemite for 2 and San Francisco for 2. In Yosemite and San Francisco it will just be me and my SO, but in Napa we will be a party of 8, which may or may not limit/influence where we should go. Below is a draft itinerary. I'm not expecting much in terms of dining options in Yosemite, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'm all ears. Please let me know what you all think, including completely new/different ideas if I've left something amazing out. Thanks so much!
SAT DINNER (Napa): this one's pretty open, thinking maybe redd. As we'll be 8 people and my SO's parents are paying, looking for something good, but not break-the-bank good. anywhere under $50 pp for just food would be fine.
SUN DINNER (Napa): Bouchon/Bistor Jeanty/ Bistro Don Giovanni: what are people's thoughts on these? Last time we were in Napa we had a wonderful meal at Bouchon, and I was looking forward to going back, but I've heard rumors of recent inconsistency/slippage; I know Jeanty is a favorite on this board but all in all their menu just doesn't look as inviting as Bouchon's
MON Dinner (Napa): most likely Mustards; I know Cindy Pawlcyn's restaurants don't get too much love here, but we had a very good meal here last time and my SO's mother absolutely loves her.
TUE Dinner: Commis on the way to Yosemite; pretty much set in stone; have heard amazing things and am super excited
WED/THU: in Yosemite, and pretty sure dining options are limited
FRI dinner (SF): between atelier crenn, benu and saison: this will be our blow-out meal on the trip. heard all three are outstanding but having trouble deciding. any thoughts are appreciated
SAT dinner(SF): pretty open here; maybe commonwealth, range, or flour & water; any other suggestions?