Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bistro Jeanty

One of the things I love about the Napa region is that you can pretty much pick a restaurant randomly and be guaranteed a decent, and usually delicious, meal. On a recent trip with the boyfriend, we fortuitously came across Bistro Jeanty after imbibing a little too much nectar. And we were pleasantly surprised with what we tried at this welcoming, no-fuss bistro with classic, tasty French fare.

French onion soup

I almost cried tears of joy when I tried their French onion soup (and trust me, I've had my fair share of this soup over the years). The sweetness of the onions and the hearty beef flavors burst through the top layer of rich cheese, and the bread soaked in the soup nicely. One of the most savory soups I've ever had!

Duck pâté with baguettes and pickles

Can't go to a French bistro without trying their pâté! This variety was buttery and more gamey than others, but I've never really met a pâté I didn't like (the same goes for cheese).

Pork chop with mashed potatoes, spinach, and carmelized onions sauce

This was my boyfriend's dish, but I tried a bite and started wishing I were hungrier so I could order my own. The pork was tender, juicy, and nicely sweetened from the carmelized onions. Fluffy mashed potatoes and fresh spinach completed this simple but excellent dish.

Guess I have another reason to love wine country! Also, Bistro Jeanty has a spin-off restaurant in San Francisco called Jeanty at Jack's, and you can bet I'll be trying that out too!

Bistro Jeanty
6510 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599


Alex said...

at jeantys at jacks, get the tomato soup (the top of the bowl is covered with a croissant-like bread!) the burger for lunch (off the menu) is pretty damn amazing also. oh, and the mussels.. ha, i love that place

Passionate Eater said...

I have heard great things about Jeanty's (both restaurants). I am very happy about those pate and French onion soup pictures! Looks like a great place.

foodhoe said...

mmm that onion soup sounds fantastic. ooh but I have heard about that tomato soup with the puff pastry topping too, but they serve that at our local Jeanty's too...