Topping a burger with bone marrow sounds enticing, but Goose and Gander's burger tastes better without it.
'St. Helena' on Serious Eats
There's plenty of fine dining in California's Napa Valley, in what must have the nation's highest rate of Michelin stars per capita. But even those of you down to spend can't do every meal as a tasting menu. Luckily, there are plenty of places in Napa Valley to eat on the cheap (or comparatively cheap). Here's our guide.
Smoked Berkshire ham, slow-roasted kurobuta pork belly, arugula, Swiss cheese, habanero mustard, pickled jalapeños, and toasted garlic are piled and pressed on ciabatta, with the spicy mustard and vinegary tang from the pickles and onions dominating.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a wine-loving young woman in Napa on Saturday morning must be in want of a breakfast sandwich. And luckily, there's a fantastic one at Model Bakery in St. Helena, CA.
This classic California griddled burger with the fixin's is marred by underseasoned, rather bland beef.
"People don't necessarily expect great cocktails in Napa Valley," Michael Pazdon said. He runs the bar program at the newly opened Goose & Gander in St. Helena, together with partner Scott Beattie. "They'll come in and be like, 'Anything but another glass of wine, please!' And I've got your back."