RUSTIC, Francis’s Favorites is a casual restaurant, offering both indoor seating and al fresco dining on a terrace overlooking the beautiful Alexander Valley. The menu consists of an assortment of foods Mr. Coppola has enjoyed throughout his life, including authentic Neopolitan-style pizzas and traditional Italian family recipes featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the property’s organic herb and produce garden. A focal point of the Rustic dining room is the Parrilla, an authentic Argentine grill. Surrounded by display counter, the Parrilla (pronounced “pah-REE-jah”) will give guests a true South American culinary experience as the restaurant’s dedicated Asador, a Parrillan grill master, prepares an array of grilled meats.
Tuesday evenings at Rustic feature a tavola (pronounced “a tah-vah-la”). Meaning “to the table,” a tavola is an informal family-style dining experience inspired by Coppola’s favorite way of enjoying a meal. There are no menus; the chef prepares multiple courses and once seated at the table, the dishes and wine begin to arrive. Guests are welcome to have as little or as much as you like, and only pay for what is eaten and drunk. RUSTIC’s a tavola will begin in the fall of 2010.
Adjacent to Rustic is a full bar offering guests an area to enjoy an apertif before dinner or a digestivo after dining in the restaurant. The entire portfolio of Coppola wines is poured by the glass and part of an extensive wine list that includes several neighboring wineries and producers from around the world. A full complement of cocktails and select beers are available as well. The Rustic Bar also proudly serves Illy espresso.
The al fresco pool cafe is an inviting retreat. Located outside just steps from the pool, the cafe is an open-sided structure, reminiscent of a tropical beach bar. Pool Cafe serves a selection of classic summer fare as well as gelato, salads and paninis. Guests may dine at one of the cafe’s counter seats or take their food to enjoy elsewhere in the park area.
- Event Space
- Dine In and Carry Out
- Open 7 days a week