Mustard’s Grill

By grace.g.yang ยท January 22, 2016
Under: American,California,Lunch,My Life,Napa Valley

After doing two wine tastings, we went to Mustard’s Grill for lunch. I’ve been once before and Ken and I decided to eat there for a quick bite before more tastings because it’s casual and the food is very good:


We started with some sourdough bread on our table:


And then Ken ordered a butternut squash soup because he was feeling a little under the weather:


I had a little bit of the butternut squash soup, but I thought it was too sweet. I like butternut squash soup with more savory vegetables (onions, tomatoes, or even miso paste) but most restaurants make it with a combination of butternut squash and apples, which I think makes it too sweet.

We shared lunch, which included an Hunan grilled chicken salad:


The salad includes sesame noodles, asian slaw, chiles, and peanut sauce. The peanut sauce is very thick and too strong of a combination of soy sauce and peanut butter, the salad was pretty good overall. Honestly, the salad and the soup were enough for us, but we also ordered a pork chop (their signature dish):


The pork chop, called the Famous Mongolian Pork Chop, includes sweet & sour red cabbage, housemade mustard, and mashed potatoes. The sweet and sour red cabbage combined with the mustard and pork chop were pretty perfect – it was way too much food for us! Next time, I’d prefer to order the pork chop and maybe a smaller salad instead of the soup.

The food is always good at Mustard’s and it’s very central to many of the vineyards in Yountville, Oakville and Rutherford. It’s not difficult to make a reservation there and it’s also close to a bed and breakfast I like (The Oleander Inn). Hopefully the next time we visit we’ll have a bigger group so we can have enough people to order dessert!

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