Richard was our fabulous chef for a weekend to celebrate a family birthday. We were 17 people, including grandparents, adult children, and youngsters, and Richard created two amazing dinners and two breakfasts that “worked” for everyone. They were creative, beautifully presented and served, and absolutely scrumptious.
Moreover, he was truly a part of the birthday celebration. The kids loved talking to him, as did many of the adults, and he went out of his way to help the kids make s’mores, and engage one of our grandsons in helping to make French Toast. Whenever we think of our family weekend in Napa, we will think of Richard.
Richard is EXCELLENT in every sense of the word. We recently rented a house in Napa for the weekend with some friends and our toddler, and decided it would be fun to stay in for the first night while everyone got settled. We hired Richard to come in and make dinner for our group and it was BY FAR the best part of our stay. He is an excellent chef – everything from the starters (warm goat cheese appetizers, delicious mushroom arancini in a spicy sauce) to the seasonal, fresh salad to to the perfectly cooked fish over lentils with kale to the UNREAL kahlua brownie banana splits was divine. Richard was also a great addition to our home… he is fun to be with, interesting and easy going. We really enjoyed sharing an evening with him – and we certainly enjoyed his cooking. We would recommend Richard for any gathering – he is a talented and thoughtful chef.
What an experience! We lucked into Richard as he was the chef taking care of our large group for dinner and wine pairings at a local winery. Richard’s interactive experience, fresh hand sourced ingredients, personalized menu options and unbelievable course after course experience convinced us right away to cancel local reservations and ask Richard to spend another evening with us – the next night! Richard once again took center stage with multiple courses after course surprise! We could not have made a better decision and can’t wait for the opportunity to welcome him again!
Bill Heathcott R&L Brosamer | A Member of the Walsh Group
Chef Richard Perot was AMAZING! He made — by far — the best food I’ve had in a long time. Even compared to some of the best restaurants in Sonoma, Marin and the city!! Our group loved it and him!! He was responsive, thoughtful, fun to interact with and very service oriented. He arrived well before us, got everything ready and served great apps and then a delicious meal as we settled in after a big all-day event we hosted in the city. He also cleaned everything up — we didn’t have a single dish or glass to clean after. He and his sous chef handled everything. “Perfect” is the best word to describe the experience.
Attorney From Marin Ca.
My 80th birthday party in Villa Calistoga, organized by my wife, and enthusiastically attended by family members and friends, was a highly memorable success, in large part because of the wonderful food and service you provided. Two major meals for 20 plus diners, all of whom knew the difference between good and extraordinary quality cuisine, produced a flood of compliments and requests for your contact information which I'm sure will result in your fine reputation expanding. And for me, I could not have been more pleased.
Thank you for all the effort you put into the event making it truly special.
We occasionally auction-off a very special dinner in our caves at Pride Mountain Vineyards for charity. The food must be perfect, both for the winners of the auction lot who spend thousands for the experience, and so that our wines can be shown to perfection. It can be challenging to create perfect wine and food pairings. Chef Richard recently cooked for one such dinner and the results were spectacular. Creative, artistic, cutting-edge presentations were, most importantly, delicious on a gourmet scale (check out the food gallery for a visual sample). Thank you Richard! We can’t wait for the next culinary advent