If you come to Napa Valley and do nothing but eat and drink, your trip will be a success. You will have gotten an excellent idea of what the region is about and how carefully they nurture and coax edibles and potables from the ground and turn them into something more extraordinary.
Eating well there is easy, however wine country calls for indulgence. If you're visiting for any sort of special occasion--a birthday or anniversary, an engagement or because it's Tuesday, book a white-clothed table at one of the region's truly luxurious spots and let Napa's chefs dazzle you from that first glass of champagne to the last lick of chocolate sauce off the dessert plate. In Napa, luxury can mean breathtaking views along with your Liberty Farms Duck at Auberge du Soleil, flawless fish at Morimoto Napa, perfectly traditional French food at Bouchon, a cheeky, whimsical menu at the French Laundry, or no menu at all at the Restaurant at Meadowood. Whatever flavor of decadence you choose, it's difficult to go wrong. The restaurants below all offer delectable food and spectacular service. To ensure that you get a top-notch, fine-dining experience, it's recommended that you make your reservations in advance.