Sorry, Everything is Delicious!
Edible Marin & Wine Country is an exuberant fan of Chef Cindy Pawlcyn.
When Pawlcyn opened Mustards Grill in Yountville in 1983, Napa Valley was certainly not the world-class culinary destination that it has become. Just seven years after California winemakers rocked the world of fine wine in the 1976 “Judgment of Paris,” the Valley was still more bars and feed stores than high-end restaurants and tasting rooms, and Pawlcyn’s read on her audience was pitch-perfect from the beginning.
Mustards Grill’s unwavering popularity with locals and tourists alike is due in large part to Pawlcyn’s natural affinity for, and mastery of, sophisticated yet down-home wine country fare. Iconic menu items like Mongolian Pork Chops with sweet and sour red cabbage and house-made mustard; Grilled Hanger Steak with red wine onion jam, French fries and watercress dip; and Niman Ranch Barbecued Baby Back Ribs with apple–golden raisin slaw and cheddar-jalapeño corn stix stand up to big California wines and offer comfort and sustenance after a hard day in the vineyards (or tasting rooms...).
A pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, Pawlcyn has long supported local farmers, ranchers, cheese-makers and other local food artisans, and many of the ingredients in Pawlcyn’s self-proclaimed “truck stop deluxe” cuisine are sourced from Mustard Grill’s expansive culinary garden, steps from the kitchen door.
Happy 30th anniversary, Chef Pawlcyn and the entire Mustards Grill team! Cheers to 30 more!