The Big Eat Wine Country: 50 Things to Devour in Napa and Sonoma Counties Before You Die

The BH beer can chicken at the Napa restaurant Bounty Hunter is loaded with personality and flavor.

San Francisco gastronomes are well versed in our annual Big Eat SF—for more than a decade, you’ve been checking dishes off our list of the city’s must-eats. Last year, we invited Oaklanders to the party with our Big Eat Oakland. And now, drumroll please, we’re bringing the Big Eat to Wine Country tables.

From paella in Occidental to tuna pizza in Napa to beignets in St. Helena, here are 50 things you need to taste in Napa and Sonoma counties before you die.

1. The BH beer can chicken:Bounty Hunter // 975 1st St (Napa), bountyhunterwinebar.com

2. Oakville signature crabsandwich: Oakville Grocery Co. // 7856 St Helena Hwy (Oakville),oakvillegrocery.com

3. Green chile cheeseburger with garlic fries:Gott’s Roadside // Oxbow Public Market, 644 First St. (Napa), gotts.com

4. Paella Valenciana: Gerard’s Paella (catering only) // gerardspaella.com 

5. Chocolate-chip cookie with walnuts:Model Bakery // 1357 Main St(St. Helena), themodelbakery.com

6. Fig pizza: Bistro Don Giovanni // 4100 Howard Lane(Napa), bistrodongiovanni.com

7. Croque Madame:Bouchon // 6534 Washington St(Yountville), thomaskeller.com

8. Beignets:Farmstead // 738 Main St(St. Helena), longmeadowranch.com

9. Polenta Under Glass:Bottega // 6525 Washington St (Yountville), botteganapavalley.com

10. Flying tuna platter: Rutherford Grill // 1180 Rutherford Rd (Rutherford), rutherfordgrill.com

11. Seared foie gras: Goose & Gander // 1245 Spring St.(St. Helena),goosegander.com

12. Heritage porchetta:Torc // 1140 Main St(Napa), torcnapa.com

13. Vegetable tandoori:Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen // 1148 Main St (St. Helena), himalayansherpakitchen.com

14. Pitmaster’s chili:The Fremont Diner // 2698 Fremont Dr (Sonoma), thefremontdiner.com

15. Pan roasted shrimp & grits:Harvest Table // 1 Main St(St. Helena), harvesttablenapa.com

16. Summer corn and ricotta ravioli:El Dorado Kitchen // 405 First St West(Sonoma), eldoradosonoma.com

17. Make your own picnic:Dean & Deluca // 607 S. St. Helena Hwy(St. Helena),deandeluca.com

18. Mushroom mille feuille:Auberge du Soleil // 180 Rutherford Hill Rd(Rutherford),aubergedusoleil.com

19. FamousMac n’ Cheese: Market // 1347 Main Street(St. Helena), marketsthelena.com

20. Wood fired chicken wings:Kitchen Door // Oxbow Market, 610 1st St #24(Napa), kitchendoornapa.com

21. Mozzarella cheese “al minuto”: Tra Vigne // 1050 Charter Oak Ave(St. Helena), travignerestaurant.com

22. Nachos Not:C Casa // Oxbow Public Market, 610 1st St #B(Napa), myccasa.com

23. Smoked duck wings:The Farmer & The Fox // 3111 St. Helena Hwy N.(St. Helena), cairdeanestate.com

24. Bignè: Ca’ Momi Pasticceria // 610 1st Street #9 (Napa) camomieosteria.com

25. Tuna tartare: R+D Kitchen // 6795 Washington St (Yountville), rd-kitchen.com

26. Warm smoked trout salad:JoLe // 1457 Lincoln Ave (Calistoga), jolerestaurant.com

27. Pig and the Fig flatbread:Carpe Diem // 1001 2nd St(Napa) carpediemwinebar.com

28. Crême de Tomate en Croute: Bistro Jeanty // 6510 Washington St (Yountville), bistrojeanty.com

29. Open-faced Reuben:Archetype // 1429 Main St (St. Helena), archetypenapa.com

30. Lamb meatballs:Napa Valley Bistro // 975 Clinton St (Napa), napavalleybistro.net

31. Grilled octopus:Sam’s Social Club // 1712 Lincoln Ave(Calistoga), samssocialclub.com

32. Glazed pork belly:Redd // 6480 Washington St(Yountville), reddnapavalley.com

33. Truffled egg salad with salmon and disco fries:Norman Rose // 1401 1st St (Napa), normanrosenapa.com

34. Lucky Pig:Solbar // 755 Silverado Trail (Calistoga), solagecalistoga.com

35. Sauteed Pacific Blue Nose bass:Harvest Moon Cafe// 487 First St. West (Sonoma), harvestmooncafesonoma.com

36. The Miller Cupcake (Meyer lemon, olive oil, lemon curd): Moustache Bakery // 381 Healdsburg Ave (Healdsburg), moustachebakedgoods.com

37. 1313 Burger + aBloody Mary:1313 Main // 1313 Main St (Napa), 1313main.com

38. Dictator pizza (marinated rib-eye, mozzarella, serrano chiles, kimchi, and shichimi):Diavola Pizzeria & Salumeria // 21021 Geyserville Ave (Geyersville), diavolapizzeria.com

39. Brussels sprouts with brown sugar bacon marmalade: Glen Ellen Star // 13648 Arnold Dr (Glen Ellen), glenellenstar.com

40. Crispy braised pork shoulder:Evangeline // 1226 Washington St (Calistoga), evangelinenapa.com

41. Tuna pizza with anchovy aioli:Morimoto // 610 Main St (Napa), morimotonapa.com

42. Deviled eggs with crab:Oso Sonoma // 9 East Napa St. (Sonoma), ososonoma.com

43. Housemade wild mushroom and pumpkin angnolotti:Angèle // 540 Main Street (Napa), angelerestaurant.com

44. Popcorn al tartufo (black truffle organic popcorn):Aventine // 14301 Arnold Dr (Glen Ellen), aventinehospitality.com

45. Monterey calamari salad a la plancha:Willi’s Wine Bar // 4404 Old Redwood Hwy (Santa Rosa), starkrestaurants.com

46. Chef’s crispy fried farm egg with bacon jam:Atlas Social // 1124 1st St (Napa), atlassocialnapa.com

47. Chocolate and salted fig caramel trifle:The Girl & The Fig // 110 West Spain St (Sonoma), thegirlandthefig.com

48. Chicken liver toast:Redd Wood // 6755 Washington St (Yountville), redd-wood.com

49. Japanese purple jam ice cream: Noble Folk Ice Cream & Pie Parlour // 116 Matheson St (Healdsburg), thenoblefolk.com 

50. Chef’s Tasting Menu: The French Laundry// 6640 Washington St (Yountville),thomaskeller.com

Source: http://www.7×7.com/eat-drink/big-eat-wine-country-50-things-devour-napa-and-sonoma-counties-you-die#bmb=1

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