As anyone who has spent time in Napa Valley knows, Mustards Grill is an institution in the wine country--the friendly restaurant where locals first started going for a full plate of fabulous food and a glass of Napa's finest. Chef-owner Cindy Pawlcyn, founding chef of San Francisco's original Fog City Diner, put down her roots in Napa over 15 years ago, bringing her midwestern sensibility and flair for reinventing American food to the valley. Ever since then, Mustards has been affectionately known as the fancy rib joint with way, way too many wines.
Gorgeous full-color food photography from Saveur photographer Laurie Smith.
Awards: 2002 James Beard Award Winner
"Mustards is universally loved by local residents and tourists alike for its smoky, tender, spicy baby back ribs; cornmeal-coated fried green tomatoes; tasty Asian-marinated flank steak; Chinese chicken noodle salad; and, of course, Mustards' always-crisp tangle of deep-fried onion threads. The enduring vitality of this place comes from the fact that Cindy Pawlcyn] put all the dishes she loved on the menu: country dishes transformed by her sprightly offbeat style and sparkle."
--FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE TO SAN FRANCISCO
About the Author
BRIGID CALLINAN left the East Coast for Napa in 1996 to be pastry chef at Mustards Grill. In 2000, she, along with Lenny Rice, formed the original culinary team at Copia. Brigid teaches cooking and baking at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center. She lives in Petaluma, California. CINDY PAWLCYN is the chef-owner of three Napa Valley restaurants: Mustards Grill, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, and Go Fish. Cindy is considered one of the most influential and accomplished women chefs in America. She lives in St. Helena, California.