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EaterWire: More Yoffi Details, Big Napa Wine Deal

THE MARINA—The Scoop has a few more details on that new restaurant in the Bistro Yoffi space from Sam Josi, Nate Valentine and Company: "Inspired by the public houses of England, Valentine says they'll turn the restaurant into an American gastropub, with a casual menu served in a setting of button-tufted brown leather banquettes, rustic wood floors and antique lamps. The enticing backyard space will also get a face-lift, becoming a focal point for the restaurant." [Chron, previously]

NAPA—A massive deal has down in the wine world, where Bordeaux's Cos d'Estournel has bought Napa's Chateau Montelena. From Vinography: "While not the first bit of investment from Bordeaux in the Napa Valley, it is certainly a significant one, given both the landmark historical status of Chateau Montelena as well as the prestige and success of Cos d'Estournel, whose star has certainly been rising in Bordeaux over the past decade. Exact details of the transaction aren't available, but speculation of amounts nearing $110 million dollars have been thrown about on various web sites" [Vinography]

SAUSALITO—Now that Murray Circle and the rest of the Cavallo Point resort are up and running, the chef teaching courses are starting to ramp up, so if you have a few thousand bucks lying around: "The fall calendar of food programs at Cavallo Point Lodge, most three to five days long, features star chefs and other culinary experts. Classes focus on the sustainable culinary movement and the San Francisco Bay Area's organic farms, ranches and other culinary artisans. Program pricing ranges from $1,700 to $2,150" On the instructor list are heavyweights like Traci des Jardins, Dan Barber and Michael Tusk. [MarketWatch]

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