Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen should be on your edible short-list when you’re in California’s wine country. Located on a quiet backstreet in downtown St. Helena, the restaurant boasts a consistently sumptuous menu of local and seasonal dishes highlighted by some of the region’s best wines.
The Oysters Bingo here are Chef Pawlcyn’s rift on Oysters Rockefeller. The beautiful bivalves are topped with spinach, asiago cheese, garlic, and cognac and then broiled briefly before coming to your table lightly browned and still sizzling from the broiler to be paired with some crisp Chardonnay.
For dessert, indulge in that almoust dauntingly decadent Campfire Pie made with toasted marshmallows and an oreo-cookie inspired crust.