When the Napa Valley Restaurant Scene was Young

September 28, 2016

 

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Just came upon this trove of menus from a visit to St. Helena in 1988.  This French Laundry (same place, different restaurant) belonged to the Schmitt family, who sold it to Thomas Keller and moved up to an apple farm in the Anderson Valley.

The French Laundry, in those days, had a legendary wine list; every wine grower in the Napa Valley was on their list.

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Tra Vigne, sadly, closed last year.

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Another long-lost restaurant….

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And another….

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Mustard’s, however, soldiers on, still serving Cindy Pawlcyn’s fantastic food after all these years.  And look at those wine prices!

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And finally, Miramonte, another restaurant that is no longer with us. fullsizerender-8

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  • Sue says:

    Loved seeing those menus.
    And the prices! Living here over the years has been fascinating, growing into our own personal Mecca for food!

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