As the innkeepers of the Old World Inn, we're delighted to share some REALLY big news today: Erasto Jacinto, one of Napa Valley's hardest-working and most talented chefs has joined the team at Napkins restaurant as their new executive chef.
Erasto and his brother Pablo spent decades as executive chefs for restauranteur Cindy Pawlcyn's famed Mustards Grille and Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen. The two brothers also collaborated with Cindy in developing her popular cookbook Big Small Plates, a follow-up to her James Beard Award-winning Mustards cookbook. Their latest joint venture was working with Catherine Bergen's C Casa, a Michelin Bib Gourmand-winning Taqueria in Napa's Oxbow Public Market. These guys are great.
We have stopped by and enjoyed the fun atmosphere and food of Napkins several times, but we can't wait to get in and try Chef Erasto's new creations.
Life is good in downtown Napa!
-Russ Herschelmann & Sharon Fry
Old World Inn
Hotel Napa Valley