French Blue in downtown St. Helena, CA has announced it will officially open its doors on May 29. Calling the historic Vanderbilt building home, French Blue gets its name from the signature blue entry doors that have been a staple of the Vanderbilt for over 50 years.
Upon opening, the Napa Valley restaurant will only serve dinner, but beginning on June 4 it will offer lunch. Later in the month, on June 13 French Blue will begin serving breakfast.
Owned by renowned Architect Howard Backen, his wife Interior Designer Lore Backen, Winemaker Leslie Rudd and Managing Partner Stanley Morris, French Blue highlights the comfort of country living with a modern touch. The space offers an open kitchen with a wood burning oven and grill, two fireplaces and outdoor seating for those sunny wine country days.
Taking nods from his surrounding environment, Executive Chef Philip Wang created a menu that showcases local foods, fresh baked goods and all the dishes will be handmade-microwaveable meals need not apply.
The beverages also have that grass-roots aura to them, from the local craft beers to the seasonal cocktails, French Blue stays true to its dedication to Napa Valley authentic cuisine.