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Julia's Kitchen at COPIA in Napa report

Sharon S. | Jun 20, 200504:40 PM

A dinner for three last Sat. I had been there for lunch with the previous chef and thought it was nice. I quite enjoyed my meal and the service on Sat. The other two in my party also enjoyed it very much. The server was very amiable and attentive, the dishes well paced. They gave us an amusee bouche of a tiny fried risotto cake which was fun. I started with the Pan Seared Sonoma Artisan Foie Gras, mountain huckleberries, garden Mexican tarragon and brioche charlotte. It was pretty tasty, but nothing to swoon over. My companions had the COPIA Garden Greens confit of baby carrots, radishes and verjus vinaigrette and the soup special which was pureed cauliflower. They both loved their dishes, the salad greens were just picked fresh. I followed the foie gras with theG rilled Rib Eye Steak, Pt. Reyes blue cheese potato gratin and COPIA spinach. The steak was so tender and cooked perfectly and the sauce was subtle, but brought out the best flavors. I also tasted the chicken breast and the Liberty duck breat and both were yummy. We had the apricot tart with vanilla ice cream for two for dessert. It was warm and the apricots were fantastic, the crust was buttery and flaky -one of the best fruit tarts I have ever had. It was plenty divided by 3. We also got a little treat at the end of tiny glasses of some frothy chocolate drink and 3 each of 3 different little chocolate candies. They never rushed us and we really felt like guests. With one bottle of wine it came to $65 each with tip, tax and we all thought it was a good deal. I will go back.


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