Visitors to the cradle of modern day wine country, the iconic Napa Valley, have discovered solace on the Napa River at the River Terrace Inn. Located on the banks of the Napa River, the cozy property is a member of the stellar, one-of-a-kind group of hotels managed by the hospitality gems at Noble House Hotels & Resorts.
Sidestepping a frenzied city life, visitors find the luxury Napa Valley gem offers a complete withdrawal for its guests with lavish contemporary accommodations, personalized services, and an immaculate riverfront setting.
In early June, the cozy retreat unveiled its casual dining eatery, ALBA. The restaurant strives for comfort food meals that appeal to the vast majority of Napa Valley visitors.
Award-winning Executive Chef Matthew Grigg’s take on high-quality, comforting dishes blends well with the casual yet elegant backdrop of the River Terrace Inn.
“I’m thrilled to be able to curate a menu of Northern Pacific fare that showcases local purveyors and highlights the exceptional ingredients our region has to offer,” said Chef Grigg. “ALBA is unique to downtown Napa, as our new indoor lounge and bar are elegant and modern with comfortable touches with the main dining space sitting on the picturesque banks of the Napa River and nature preserve, which we believe will be a welcome environment for both locals and sophisticated travelers.”
After dining move outdoors to the cozy firepit
ALBA presents straightforward California fare devoted to pairing well with the Valley’s lofty vintners and newly-in-the-spotlight California craft beers.
The feel-good, shareable menu features small plates designed for a casual dining experience in a laid-back setting.
“It’s an inviting atmosphere; you get the total package starting at the bar, and then move outside with views of the Napa River, ending the evening by the fire pit. ALBA features the flavor and freshness expected on a trip to the Napa Valley. Anyone can come for delicious food in an approachable environment,” said General Manager Christine McDermott.
Pan fried salmon at the River Terrace Inn – Alba Restaurant
Long gone are the days of ostentatious living. Today’s modern day explorers seek understated refinement.The majority of the guests traveling to the Napa Valley are from California. Their time is valuable, and they come to relax, some just for the weekend. They enjoy the open setting and seating at ALBA.
“Our guests are not just a number; we want the guests to enjoy a unique experience. The ultimate goal is to appeal to the Napa Valley and our unique mix of guests. Our guests want to get to know their bartender and get local insider tips on what to do and where to go,” mentioned McDermott.
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The seasonal menu infuses flavors of the Napa Valley and nearby farms, including a scrumptious take on Ahi Tuna Tacos and Crab Cake Sliders.The crowd favorite is the signature ALBA Burger topped with crispy onion, taleggio cheese, lettuce, tomato, avocado, and steak sauce paired with fries Two of Chef Grigg’s home cooked menu favorites include Pork Belly Crepes with apple slaw and chipotle blackberries and Cedar Plank Salmon with marble potatoes, mushroom ragout, smoked bacon, asparagus, tomato, truffle cream and Napa honey.
ALBA also features creative theme nights where daily specials include Wine-Down Wednesdays, Pinot & Pigs Fridays, and Off-The-Grill Saturdays on an ongoing basis.
Illuminate your senses at the River Terrace Inn’s ALBA Restaurant