Redd Wood, the second restaurant in Yountville by Michelin-Starred Chef Richard Reddington (see also Redd), opened a little over two weeks ago in the space once housed by Cantinetta Piero. Today was it’s first day open for lunch, and by the butts in the seats, I’d say that this NoYo (uuugh North Yountville) spot is destined to be the place to hang in the Valley for lunch and beyond (they’re open continuously from 11:00am – close) from here on out.
The cocktail list features some pretty cutsey (albeit delicious sounding) drinks, such as the Napa~cano (209 Gin, pomegranate, prosecco, meyer lemon) and the NoYo Manhattan (Makers Mark, punt e mes, dried Tuscan cherries). All cocktails are $9.50 (or as they are listed 9 1/2). A shot of Fernet will run you $9.00 (but I’m pretty sure the ginger back is free).
I didn’t see the full wine list, but did really, really enjoy the Three Clicks Petite Sirah BTG (by the glass)(pictured above) for $9.00 and the Miner Family Sangiovese BTG $11.00.
They also have a pretty extensive beer list for those of you looking to take a break from all things wine in the wine country.
This was lunch, so we didn’t go nuts food wise. The menu is divided by Appetizers (salads, arancini, fried salt cod, pork skin sausage) ($10.00-$14.00), Meats And Cheeses featuring house cured meats of all kinds (3pc for $9.00, 5pc for $15.00), Pastas (pumpkin tortelini w/ sage & brown butter, potato gnocchi w/ duck leg, rosemary, olives & pancetta) ($14.00 – $16.00), Pizzas & Sandwiches (Tomato Pies, Meat Pies, mmmmm Meatball Sub w/ Fries <HELLO>) ($10.00-$16.00) and finally Sweets – I will be back for the Malt Ice Cream Sundae with Candied Sunflower Seeds ($8.00). Oh, and there had best be Italian Ices to go when the temps get crazy hot this summer!!
We had the Redd Wood Cured Meats 3 plate. I wished the runner who dropped the food had let us know what was on the plate, but they’re new… we’ll let that pass for now. We know we enjoyed some killer mortadella, prosciutto, and a salami of some sort. On the plate were great pickled beets & baby crazy cauliflower, stone ground mustard, hot honey mustard, a pear (?) chutney and some pretty great bread sticks.
And now for the real reason why we were here, THE PIZZAS!! We tried 2.
First up was the Clams, Pork Jowl, Potato, Garlic, Oregano, Montasio (Italian cows milk cheese) ($15.00)
LOOK AT THAT CRUST!! This was really good. The clams were tender, the pork jowl was deliciously salty and the crust was glistening with olive oil. My only complaint (and this was just me) is that I thought it could have used some heat (red pepper flakes?).
Next up, we had the Prosciutto Cotto, Brussel Sprouts, Taleggio, Red Onion pizza ($14.00).
Again, LOOK AT THAT CRUST!! This pizza was delicious! Perfect combo of ingredients. I will be back again and again and again for this pizza.
This is a total welcome addition to Yountville. The room is stylish, the noise level is manageable and the bar is great.
Congrats Richard on a great addition to our hometown!!
6755 WASHINGTON ST.
NO. (707) 299 5030