Staying at the wonderful Inn On Randolph, we only had one night in Napa and really wanted to make every second count. Having spent the day visiting wineries and walking around, we were ravenous! We'd booked Celadon in advance as we heard it was good and it certainly didn't disappoint.
Whatever you do, don't miss out on the flash fried CALAMARI as a starter, it's so good you'll want to slap somebody. The couple sitting next to us described it as candied squid, and they were right - melt in the mouth goodness! In fact, I'm having withdrawal, the memory is so strong I can still taste it now, sat at my desk 5000 miles away back in London - there should be a 12 step programme to help you get over it...
Anyhow, I followed this with the Moroccan inspired lamb shank, which was equally as good. A big portion of slow cooked, fall off the bone lamb, on a bed of sweet couscous - if you like tagine, you'll go nuts for this dish.
Of course, the wine was great (as you'd expect) and the ambience relaxing with the right hint of contemporary cool that didn't affect the romantic vibe. One or two tables were a little raucous, and it was quite loud but I put this down to the fact that everyone in the restaurant had been drinking and tasting wine since 11am! Not that I blame them, we were in serious wine country so I guess that's to be expected!
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