Rosti Potato – Crème Fraiche, Half Ounce Regiis Ova Ossetra Caviar, Chive
A Note From Chef Ken Frank
This dish traces its origin back to 1980 at the original La Toque on Sunset Boulevard, inspired by the potatoes my French girlfriend’s Mom would make us for lunch nearly every Saturday. It’s simply my favorite way to eat caviar. When I find a better recipe we’ll change, but this will be hard to beat. Hot crispy potato on the outside, tender on the inside, cool crème fraiche, a generous spoonful of caviar on top, I never tire of these. I remember when we charged $20 for one of these topped with real wild Caspian Beluga!
a Napa Valley Restaurant
Fine Dining without the Pretense
La Toque is a chef-driven Napa Valley restaurant that celebrates the seasonal, the authentic, and the absolutely delicious. For more than 40 years, Chef Ken Frank’s passion for food and wine has offered guests an elevated wine country experience without pretension or stuffiness. We take pride in how many people — locals from Napa Valley as well as visitors from around the world — return to La Toque for their special occasion meals, year after year.
La Toque is a longtime recipient of the Wine Spectator Grand Award – the world’s highest honor for restaurant wine programs. Our culinary team and sommeliers taste together daily, seeking out exciting new combinations that harmonize and elevate both partners for the ultimate Napa Valley experience.
Executive Chef / Owner
An early pioneer of seasonally driven fine dining, Chef Ken Frank has been in relentless pursuit of deliciousness since his teenage years living in France. He founded La Toque in 1979 to be the kind of restaurant he wanted to work at – authentic, creative, welcoming and delicious. Today Ken’s vision is one of the best restaurants in Napa and the Bay Area, and a 14-time recipient of a coveted Michelin star.
From à la Carte to Tasting Menu
A meal at La Toque is fine dining without the pretense. We encourage our guests to dress up for the occasion, but also to laugh and enjoy themselves. Our team is here to create an enjoyable and truly delicious evening, whether you choose to explore one of our prix-fixe Chef’s Tasting Menus – which unfold leisurely over six courses – or make your selections from our à la carte menu. Our acclaimed wine program creates world-class pairings for each dish on our menu, delivering a seamless wine country experience every night.
Chef's Tasting Experience
Chef Ken Frank shares the season’s finest flavors in six elegant, inspired courses.Learn More
Chef's Vegetable Tasting Experience
Peak season produce, worshiped as it deserves in a vegetarian six-course menu.Learn More
À La Carte Experience
Choose your own taste adventure from our seasonally evolving menu.Learn More
26th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast
Join us for our 26th Annual Thanksgiving Feast & experience the more casual side of La Toque. We will highlight seasonal specialties with a Thanksgiving twist. Featuring free-range turkey, slow-roasted in our Combi ovens, & of course, everyone will go home with Chef Ken’s famous "leftover" turkey sandwiches!Learn More
‘Decadent Truffles & Barolo Dinner' with Guest Chef Carlo Zarri
Join us on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 for another 'Decadent Truffles & Barolo Dinner' with Guest Chef Carlo Zarri! Due to the scarcity of these wines, there are a limited number of seats available and as was the case last year, this dinner will sell out quickly.Learn More
Group Dining & Restaurant Buyout
Let La Toque host your special occasions and gatherings, for groups of 9 to 240 guests.Learn More
All Black Truffle Experience
Surrender to the incomparable aroma of fresh truffles with Chef Ken Frank’s masterful preparations.Learn More
New Year's Eve 2023!
You only live once, so join us on Sunday, December 31st as we put 2023 in the rear-view mirror and toast to a fresh start for 2024!Learn More