We have been going to Bistro Jeanty ever since it opened. Now that Phillipe has closed both his inn and his other restaurant in Yountville, we have noticed a much more extended menu – i.e. a lot more blackboard specials plus an increased care with execution.
Roger is our favorite waiter.
The room hasn’t changed much in all the years that Jeanty has been opened. The room hadn’t filled up yet as we got there just as they opened. Also, a lot of the early birds tend to prefer the patio.
Now a blackboard is brought to each table listing the specials for the day. If we didn’t have a big dinner planned for that night, I was very tempted to order the roasted bone marrow, the grilled sardines and the pasta with braised rabbit and feta cheese.
All dishes were ordered as splits – one for two.
House smoked salmon, carpaccio style with parmesan and capers – delicious
Fried Smelts with spicy aoli – these smelts tasted as if they had just been plucked from the water.
Lamb Merquez sausage served on a baguette with frites – The lamb sausage is from Richard Caggiano in Petaluma.
Photo taken to show the sausage – hope the photo does this dish justice.
We usually go to Jeanty for lunch and try to keep it light before a big deal dinner. But the food quality and new extensive menu definitely deserves to be tried at dinner.