Chef Chris Cosentino, co-owner of San Francisco’s trendy Cockscomb restaurant welcomes his newest addition, the Acacia House, to his restaurant group along with business partner, Oliver Wharton. This inspired new dining establishment is located on the spectacular grounds of Napa Valley’s newest Luxury Collection Hotel Las Alcobas in Saint Helena embraced by lush vineyard views. In contrast to the stunning contemporary surrounds of this exquisite boutique hotel, the Acacia House is perched on a grand hill showcased majestically a stately Victorian Mansion. The “Acacia House” was the first given name of this historic Georgian inspired estate originally built in 1907.
Cosentino and Wharton’s restaurant group, Delicious MFG & CO also includes Jackrabbit in Portland, Oregon which also recently opened to much acclaim by Cosentino’s culinary following.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Las Alcobas brand where personalized service, discreetly modernized design and intimate ambiance are key ingredients of the experience. Our mutual styles bridge the classical decadence of the region and the progressive, diverse flavors diners crave from a restaurant that is as exacting as it is exciting.” As Cosentino and Wharton enthusiastically stated.
This dynamic restaurant duo devotes their energy to their restaurants with similar philosophies in branding Cosentino’s innovative style of cuisine offering familiar dishes with a refreshing twist of refinement. The Acacia House menu is directly influenced by the grape varietals of the Napa Valley’s original countries of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Germany infusing the unique flavors of their regions into the dishes created at the restaurant.
The Acacia House also offers a selection of well-balanced cocktails as a complement to the restaurant’s dining offerings. You will find timeless classics like the Italian inspired Negroni or seasonally infused Bellinis or their own not-so traditional Bloody Mary, and a crowd-pleaser from the Las Alcobas flagship property in Mexico City, is the signature, Margarita.
Many of the wines off of their extensive wine list of Napa Valley varietals present entertaining historical vignettes on the vineyard proprietors of these showcased vintages. Here is one of them, Farella 2001 Coombsville, Merlot:
“Frank and Tom Farella panted the first Merlot of Coombsville in 1985. A unique horseshoe valley with close-proximity to the bay and the base of Mt. George creates this cooler microclimate. Coombsville is the newest recognized AVA in Napa Valley. The Merlot produced here is a graceful Bordeaux style.”
Menu highlights include:
- Burrata: apricots, almond chili, and lemon verbena
- Lobster Submarine: pancetta, avocado, sundried tomato jam, arugula, lobster roe aioli, and torpedo roll
- Klingeman Farms Park Schnitzel: snap peas, caviar ranch dressing
- Lavender Cornish Game Hen: sugar squash, grilled squash blossoms, and lemon thyme vinaigrette
The Acacia House is open 7 days per week. Breakfast 7am to 10am; Lunch 11:30a to 3pm and Dinner 5-10p
1915 Main Street, St. Helena www.lasalcobasnapavalley.com