Let me begin by quoting Chef Hurley… “Since I began cooking professionally 30 years ago, I’ve had a strong belief that the use of regional, seasonal ingredients is important on many different levels. It promotes sustainability, showcases local producers, and provides the finest dining experience to the customer. Here in the Napa Valley we are particularly blessed with a wide range of such products, from produce and meats to fish and fruits, as well as artisanal breads, cheeses, oils and much more. Just as I believe that there is no substitute for finely honed kitchen skills among the kitchen staff I have hired when I opened my own restaurant in 2002, I also believe that there is no substitute for seasonal ingredients. That is a guiding light behind the menu development at Hurley’s.”
And there you have it! Hurley’s Restaurant and Bar is my absolute favorite place to dine in the entire Napa Valley….and that is no small compliment, as Yountville has more Michelin Star rated restaurants than any other city of its size in the country. From the moment you arrive, you are treated with genuine warmth and hospitality. The staff is both friendly and knowledgeable, the dining rooms and patio are “white tablecloth” and, at the same time, casual and comfortable. The food is exquisite, the menu changes with the seasons, and there is a seemingly endless variety of mouthwatering selections to please any palate.
As busy as he is at his restaurant, you would be hard-pressed to attend a local charity event at which you would not find Chef Hurley serving up his wonderful culinary creations to benefit the less fortunate. He and co-owner/General Manager Jerry Lampe, along with business manager (& Bob’s wife), Cynthia Hurley, have their thumbs firmly on the pulse of the Napa Valley, and are always there to contribute their talents to an ever-growing list of events.
I never miss a chance to dine at Hurley’s Restaurant, and I have never been less than delighted with my meal. Located mid-valley, it is right on the way to and from our local tasting rooms. If you are out and about, please stop by and experience this Wine Country Gem…it’s almost certain that Chef will stop by your table personally to make sure you are happy. Napa Valley Wine Country Tours is always available to get you there in style.