Angele - Napa
540 Main St
Napa, CA 94559
Why does it feel like everything looks nicer, tastes better and smells fresher in the wine country? Is there a secret spell cast once you make your way into the area where suddenly food takes on a new vibrancy and you think even a basic french fry is a gastronomic experience? Maybe it's just me.
When we landed at a place named Angele I pondered the above questions. For starters, the dining area outside is pleasant in that oh-so-Napa comfortable style all set underneath a peppy awning and complete with a light breeze filtering past.
Now let's talk about the food. Because I was running late (yes, it's lame to get to a birthday party wine event late) I didn't have much time to reflect on what I had pre-ordered via a friend. However, before I could even take the picture my fork was piercing the flaky tender crust of the chicken pot pie. Once I realized "it's HOT" and burned my tongue, I put my fork down and realized I needed to take a picture. Duh. Oh, and delicious.
I had also heard that the croque monsieur was outstanding. Too bad that was devoured before I arrived at the table (thanks for saving a bite birthday boy!)
For desserts, again in that wine country style of "pleasant to look at and quite delectable" were the items below (see pics). These I took a moment to savor before launching a fork and inhaling the treats.
With plates clean and stomachs sated, we moved onto the next stop: Frog's Leap winery.