At the center of her team is Chef Emmanuel Afentoulis, who is taking over the kitchen at the former Rings Restaurant, which has now become the 60-seat Grille 29. Aftentoulis, who is originally from Greece, has created new lunch and dinner menus with Mediterranean-inspired choices like a roasted Portobello sandwich with peppers, red onions, dill Havarti, summer tomato and basil pesto on ciabatta; pan-seared rainbow chard salmon and roasted fingerling potatoes; and calamari with dill garlic lemon tzatziki. In addition to the new restaurant, the hotel is also revamping its 7000 square feet of banquet space, and a garden atrium and terrace for luncheons and weddings.
Since summer is over and we’re heading into winter, you can find low season rates in November at the hotel starting at just $135 a night. And hey, just because you stay there doesn’t mean you can’t eat at any of the other gourmet restaurants in the area…and since this is Napa, there are plenty!