Yountville, CA (May 26, 2009)
CHEF MICHAEL CHIARELLO RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS AT NEW BOTTEGA
New Napa Valley Restaurant Impressing Locals and Visitors Alike
With Fresh, Seasonal Menu In A Beautiful Setting
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If you love wine, you’ve probably had at least one memorably bad wine experience in a restaurant. The reasons for poor wine service are, by now, painfully well known to most—unknowledgeable staff, a wine list that’s an afterthought, high price mark-ups, and other offenses. And, while bashing restaurant wine service seems to be in vogue, I’d like to switch it up and shine a floodlight on three restaurants that are getting it right. Read More...
America's Best New Restaurants - BOTTEGA
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BOTTEGA - TOP 20 BEST NEW RESTAURANT! Chiarello returns not only to the kitchen but to his roots, serving a menu including crudo, house-cured salumi, homemade pickled vegetables, polenta cooked in a jar, and a local sweet-sour eggplant-and-goat-cheese lasagnette with red-pepper-tomato sauce. His new food holds you in thrall, and it's served in a valley as beautiful as any on earth. Read More...
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23, 2009 -- The Zagat 2010 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurants guide was released today. The survey includes 70 noteworthy newcomers. Bottega, located in Yountville and led by chef Michael Chiarello is this year's Top Newcomer. Read More...
Harvest time in Napa Valley Financial Times - London, England, UK The affinity with history has now been extended by Michael Chiarello, who last December opened the restaurant Bottega in Vintage 1870, one of the very first - Read More...
The Robb Reader: Michael Chiarello, a conversation with the chef, vintner, and NapaStyle founder. Download the full article
Michael Chiarello is back where he loves to be-behind the stove-at his new Restaurant, Bottega. The cookbook author, vintner and Food Network celebrity, who describes the restaurant as his new studio, is picking up where he left off 10 years ago at Tra Vigne, exploring regional italian themes with a California twist. You'll find a few carryovers from Tra Vigne, such as whole oven-roasted fish, wood-grilled octopus, polenta with caramelized wild mushrooms, garganelli with balsamic rabbit sugo and chanterelles, and a daily mix of the other pastas and gnocchi. Download the full article
"When you're on TV, you never get to see the light smiling in people's eyes when they eat," says Michael Chiarello. And that's why the Emmy-winning host for Food Network's "Easy Entertaining" has gotten back into the heat of the kitchen, opening Bottega restaurant in the Napa Valley (Yountville) in December 2008. Download the full article
A pitch-perfect mix of wineries, restaurants, and decidedly sybaritic hotels makes this the ultimate wine-lover's escape. But the best part: there's always something new to discover in the valley. This past fall, celebrity chef Michael Chiarello launched Bottega Napa Valley. Download the full article
Just down the road from Ma(i)sonry and tucked behind Yountville's historic V Marketplace is the new NapaStyle, in a soaring space formerly occupied by stables. The shop is stocked with kitchen and tabletop accessories, furniture, gifts, wine and food stuffs, and all hand selected-and exuberantly described in accompanying signage-by the telegenic Emmy Award-winning chef and author Michael Chiarello. Download the full article
If you scripted a wine-country soap opera, Michael Chiarello could play McSteamy and his new restaurant could serve as the set. Against the backdrop of a modernized "farm house", the Food Network star caters to a crowd worthy of central casting: gentleman vintners, clinky-drink cougars, and cabernet princes armed with Daddy's credit card. Download the full article
Yountville has often been compared to a European village because of its charm and because everything in town is within walking distance. That may be an apt description, yet, in how many European villages will you find yourself within a short stroll of half a dozen restaurants in the country? Download the full article
Bottega, which translates as “artist's workshop,” is justly named. With a bounty of artisan and house-made ingredients — cheeses, salumi, pastas and cured olives — it offers one of the most original menus in the valley, with dishes like Warm Pecorina Cheese Pudding with Wood-Roasted Rapini, House-Made Veal Tortelli in Brodo de Carne, and Garganelli with Balsamic Rabbit Sugo. Bottega strikes a fine balance of rustic refinement. Its open kitchen where the genial Chiarello can be seen cooking along with his crew reinforces the notion that here artists are at work. Read More
After being away from the intense heat and pressure of a restaurant kitchen for nearly a decade, Michael Chiarello is back fanning the flames at his new restaurant, Bottega, in Yountville. Read More
Michael Chiarello, the Food Network personality and former chef-partner of St. Helena's Tra Vigne, is back behind the stoves in Napa Valley after a decade-long absence. His new 90-seat restaurant, Bottega, in Yountville's V Marketplace (formerly Vintage 1870), was given a face-lift by local architect Michael Guthrie. The old fir floors, timber beams and brick walls remain, but Italy inspired almost everything else, from the Venetian plaster walls and Murano glass chandeliers to the Frette linens. Read More
The area's best Italian.
Clap your hands. There's a party goin' on at Bottega in Yountville. E molto divertente (lots of fun). Good wine, happy customers. And most of all, Michael Chiarello's excellent Italian food. Read More
It's a sunny, warm afternoon in Napa Valley, a postcard day for California wine country. Michael Chiarello is sitting on the comfortably decorated stone deck outside Bottega, his new restaurant. Read More
One of my most anticipated restaurants in Napa Valley opens this week in Yountville, further elevating the per capita culinary capital of America to even greater heights. Download the Full Article
Yountville: The plywood is down, the orange awnings up, and a formal opening date set for Bottega and the return of Michael Chiarello. It's not everyday that a new restaurant opens in Yountville, let alone one by a local celebrity chef, but Bottega has declared this Friday, December 5th to be that day. Read More
TV chef Michael Chiarello’s new Napa digs are decked out in Old Country chic: the outdoor Terrazzo comes complete with fireplaces and lounge seating, while the twin dining rooms are dominated by old timber communal tables (one with a long copper bar). Read More
Dined at Bottega in Yountville last night, and if the food, vibe and patronage are signs of things to come, Michael Chiarello has a sure winner on his hands. Located in the historic V Marketplace (formerly Vintage 1870 and historically known as the Groezinger Winery), Bottega is the largest restaurant in the Napa Valley, seating, I believe, 160, and, along with the flagship NapaStyle store located nearby, has become the lynchpin in the up-scaling of Yountville's premiere tourist complex. Read More
Bottega Napa Valley
What: Doors open to NapaStyle founder Michael Chiarello’s Yountville resto.
Why: Get your master’s in Italian dining.
When: Opens Fri., 5:30-10 p.m. Dinner nightly; lunch begins Dec. 12.
Where: 6525 Washington St., inside V Marketplace, Yountville (707-945-1050). Read More