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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hurley's Restaurant

I've tried a lot of restaurants in Yountville but had never been to Hurley's. It's located at 6518 Washington Street. They have a Vintner's Menu--2-course lunch for $22 or 3-course lunch for $28. This is served every day of the week. As a bonus, they never charge corkage.

Rosemary foccacia and Ciabatta bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The foccacia is delicious, especially with the salt on top.

Puree of Wild Mushroom Soup with Roasted Garlic Crostini, scented with Madeira. This was delicious. The soup was creamy and full of mushroom flavor.

Crisp Calamari Salad in a Butter Leaf Lettuce Cup with Chopped Romaine, Bell Peppers, Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, Tomatoes & Cucumber with Soy-Yuzu Vinaigrette and Toasted Sesame Seeds. The vinaigrette worked well with the calamari.

Saffron Scented Risotto with Mixed Seafood--Mussels, Clams, Shrimp, Scallops, Salmon & Halibut with Tomatoes, Peas & Basil. The risotto was not al dente but it had a nice saffron flavor.

Oakwood Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Rosemary Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Sauteed Blue lake Green Beans, Portobello Mushroom Red Wine Sauce. The steak was well cooked as were the beans. They were cooked through but still had a snap. The potatoes were creamy and reminded me of Paris.

For dessert, you could choose anything off the dessert menu, except the cheese. Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake with Caramel Sauce, Vanilla Bean Gelato. This was a huge portion. It was a little too sweet for me. 

Banana Cream Pie with Valrhona Chocolate, Candied Macadamia Nuts & Butterscotch Sauce. This was delicious. The pie shell was flaky. There was great banana flavor and the cream was smooth. Loved it!

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