CHICKEN – Pressed Chicken
Bistro Don Giovanni, Napa CA
The Dish: Pressed Chicken
Simple, hearty dishes make Bistro Don Giovanni a favored dining spot for Wine Country locals in the know. I’ve dined at Bistro Don Giovanni a few times over the past year, and I really love their pressed chicken. It’s baked in the oven then finished in the pan, giving a crisp, crunchy skin that covers a perfectly cooked, lusciously juicy half-bird.
It comes with a deep swirl of peppercorn gravy, but I always ask for more; it’s so good the amount on the plate is just a tease. The chicken is paired with a nice seasonal vegetable; it might be broccoli rabe or new potatoes, but it’s always equally good.
The Damage: $19
The Grade: Excellent (4 out of 5)
The Skinny: Bistro Don Giovanni
4110 Howard Lane (Highway 29), Napa, CA 94558-1635
Phone: (707) 224 -3300