I am traveling to Napa with some friends this November (we live in Alaska). There will be five of us, and I have somehow been designated as the trip coordinator. We will be attending several events that are occurring the week of Nov 13. Several interactive lunches and dinners with some of the Iron Chefs and other well known cooking and wine experts. (you can see these events at Flavor Napa: http://flavornapavalley.com/ )
We had intended to splurge one night on a multi-course wine paring meal, but I am not having much luck. The only night we have available for this meal is Thursday, the 15th. We have a winery visit at Peter Michael that day from 2PM - 4PM, so we can't really eat dinner prior to 7-8 that night.
I was unable to get reservations at TFL. I have no idea how anyone gets reservations at that restaurant, as I waiting to the minute after midnight at Open Table, two months out to secure reservations, but was still unsuccessful. My second choice was Cyrus. (I had the best meal of my life at Cyrus about four years ago). Cyrus is closing their doors the first of November. I then figured we'd try the restaurant at Meadowood. They only have two openings, one at 6PM and one at 9:30PM. 6 is too early, 9:30 too late as the dinner they serve is 9 course and takes 3 hours or so..... Next place I tried was Redd.They are closed on this day for a private event...
I have eaten at Brix before and it was outstanding, but I'm not sure if they offer really good wine pairing meals. I have also eaten at Bottega, and thought it was excellent as well, but that's not the type of meal we are looking for.
Might there be other places to try that would serve a really good, multi course wine pairing meal I should look at?
We will be eating at Morimotos and Grace's Table two other evenings.