Its sleepy location may be unusual, but with a creekside view and friendly service, Yeti makes for a pleasant getaway from the wine country grind. Inside the sunken dining room, soft folk music, Tibetan artwork, and a blisteringly hot tandoor set an authentic scene. Though the fare is described as Nepalese-cum-Indian, most dishes are from both the north (think grilled meats and biryanis) as well as the coastal regions of the sub-continent (fish curries and coconut sauces). Try the lamb chops coated in garam masala and served over a bed of charred onion and bell pepper. Vegetable momos (steamed dumplings stuffed with cabbage, carrots, beans, and green onion) served with spicy sambal, cilantro, and sweet tamarind dipping sauces, are a party in your mouth.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors