Napa is bustin out all over. Press Restaurant (587 St. Helena Hwy.) in St. Helena has turned over the stoves to former sous chef Jason Toji with the departure exec chef Stephen Rogers. Rogers and his wife (who was Press GM) are returning to Dallas to open a new restaurant called Gemma.
Opening in late September is 2nd & Brown, the “boozy sister restaurant/bar” to Carpe Diem Wine Bar in downtown Napa. The cocktail spot will feature an abbreviated Carpe Diem menu with faces like the ostrich burger and “Quack and Cheese”, macaroni and cheese with duck confit.