Monday, November 3, 2008

Restaurant Review: Ubuntu!

We had been planning for months to get in to check out the new Vegetarian restaurant, Ubuntu in downtown Napa, so we finally had our opportunity. We didn't have time for yoga sadly.Beautiful presentation of the baguette!
Hickory smoked local grits with BBQ Brussels sprouts, crunchy apple, and lemon and parsley salad with fennel strands. Perfect creaminess and texture for the grits. Nice honey BBQ sauce that complemented the smoked flavor of the grits and best preparation of Brussels sprouts I have had in a long time.
Gratin of Homemade Gnocchetti with Point Reyes cheeses. Excellent dish with just the right amount of cheese to not overwhelm the subtle potato flavor of the miniature gnocchi pasta's.

Rustic Rancho Gordo ‘Yellow Eye’ Bean Soup with torn bread in a rosemary, chili, and tomato broth. Classic bean soup taken to the next level. The flavors were spot on in this one. Overall, I would definitely put Ubuntu on your "Must Try List" next time you stroll into downtown Napa. The restaurant is a small plates concept, so bring a little appetite and be ready to order several different plates to feed your hunger....................and your culinary experience at the same time!

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