After three hours of wine tasting on an empty stomach we were in dire need of some quality food. While driving towards St. Helena on the highway we passed Mustard’s Grill. It was at that moment I asked Av to swing the car around and park. I read a few really solid reviews about their dinner so I figured it would carry out to their lunch as well — boy was I right. Known as the “Food Roadstop of Yountsville” this lunch was by far the best I’ve had thus far on vacation.
I had the Seafood Stew of the day. It was so unbelievably fresh; it included most of the usual “bouillabaisse” add-ins. The mussels, clams, and scallops were out of this world. I then ordered the Tumeric Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Coconut-Peanut and Pineapple Dips. The tumeric was not over powering yet added an extremely flavorful rub to the chicken. I am used to eating minced chicken in lettuce wraps, however their rendition featured rather large strips of chicken which was innovative.
My mom had the Chinese Chicken salad with Rainbow vegetables, ginger noodles, and peanut-sesame dressing. It was somewhat over dressed, however, after having it be taken back to be less dressed it was absolutely delicious. The dressing tasted less like a peanut flavor and more like a soy based dressing.
While it probably would not be my pick for a dinner choice if you’re dining in the area of Yountsville, Napa, and St. Helena for a short amount of time. I would say though it is most definitely worth venturing into for a great, fresh, and fufilling lunch in an unusual atmosphere. Their cookbook, which can be found online as well as wineries including the one I visited today (Silverado Vineyards) has truly mouth watering recipes including Roasted Garlic with Croutons and various dishes that incorporate Morel Mushrooms… a personal favorite.