What to Drink (and Eat) at Goose & Gander, Opening Today in St. Helena

One of Beattie's new concoctions: The Scarlet Gander
One of Beattie’s new concoctions: The Scarlet Gander Photo: Courtesy of Goose & Gander

A new restaurant called Goose & Gander (1245 Spring Street) opens this evening up in Napa, not far from Meadowood in the former Martini House space. They brought in former Martini House chef de cuisine Kelly McCown, who’s lately been working in Sacramento, and he’s put together a fairly standard menu of steaks, chops, chicken, and fish with a few surprises in the small plates. But we’re most looking forward to trying out a cocktail or two from bar star Scott Beattie who was brought in to create the drink list, which you can see below along with the bar-snack and dinner menus.

These fine concoctions will be mixed daily by former Solbar bartender Michael Jack Pazdon, and the wine program has been designed by Cristina Merrigan, formerly a manager at Morimoto Napa.

Currently the restaurant is only open for dinner, starting at 4 p.m., with lunch on the way in May. Also, there’s a new garden seating area which will open after Memorial Day.

Goose & Gander Signature Cocktails
All drinks $11

Scarlet Gander
Hangar One Buddha’s Hand Citron Vodka, Shiso-Ginger-Galangal Syrup,
Lemon, Mint, Ginger Beer, Pickled Rhubarb

Bali Spice Old Fashioned
St. George Breaking and Entering Bourbon,
Orange, Cinnamon, Clove, Star Anise

Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Qi Black Tea Liqueur, Bitters

Mellivora Capensis
Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon, Dewar’s Scotch,
Lemon, Honey, Chili, Black Cardamom, Apple-Coconut Foam

Walter’s Manhattan
Templeton Rye, Evan Williams Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Bitters

Pisco Punch
Oro Quebranta and Moscatel Piscos, Small Hands Pineapple Gomme,
Sudachi, Lime

Trade Secret
Germain-Robin Brandy, Batavia Arrack van Oosten, Spiced Molasses Syrup, Lime, Pineapple, Bitters, Grains of Paradise

Cucumber Collins
Square One Cucumber Vodka, Lemon, Yuzu, Seltzer,
Fresh and Pickled Cucumbers

Voyager Gin, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Crème de Violette, Lemon

Coastal Pimm’s Cup
Pimm’s #1, St. George Terroir Gin, Lemon, Seltzer, Cucumbers

Moroccan Night
Hangar One Mandarin Orange Blossom Vodka, Lime,
Sudachi, Pomegranate, Cardamom

Bar Snacks

Duck & Chicken Wings
w/ Fried Pickles and Spring Green Goddess 7

Salt Cod Croquettes
w/ Spicy Remoulade 4

Crispy Fired Escargot & Casteltravano Olives
w/ Garlic Anchovy Butter 5

Mushroom “Wellington” Spring Roll
w/ Creamy Mustard Chive Dipping Sauce 5

Gratin of Chorizo & Manila Clams
w/ Grilled Flatbread 8

Dinner Menu


Oysters on the Half Shell 3
Cocktail Sauce & Mignonette

Spicy Skillet Roasted Whole Prawns 13
Shallot~Garlic Butter, Rosemary, Chilies, and Polenta

Braised Meatballs 12
Crème Fraîche, Candied Garlic, Wild & Tame Mushrooms, and Crushed Bread Crumbs

Roasted Bone Marrow 13
Parsley Caper Salad, Tarragon Mustard Vinaigrette, and Grilled Rustic Bread

Seared Day Boat Sea Scallops 14
Fried Green Tomatoes, Jalapeno~Cilantro Sauce, Avocado, and Crispy Pancetta

Confit of Sonoma Duck 15
Warm Salad of Spring Vegetables, Whole Grain Mustard Vinaigrette, Radish, and Wild Flowers

Crispy Soft Shell Crab and Market Peas 14
Snow, Sugar, and Snap Peas, Citrus Aioli, and Daikon

Salads and Soups

Salad of Little Gem Lettuces 10
Shaved Fennel, Parmesan Vinaigrette, English Peas, Apples, Candied Hazelnuts, Gorgonzola, and Mint

Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Fritter 11
Carpaccio of Spring Beets, Tarragon, Mixed Chicories, and “Confited” Pistachio Nuts

Bloomsdale Spinach and Mushroom Salad 12
Sherry Bacon Vinaigrette, Roasted Hearts of Palm, Poached Farm Egg, and Crispy Potatoes

Spring Onion and Green Garlic Soup 10
Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper and Grilled Flat Bread


The G&G; Burger 14
Grass Fed Beef, Gruyere Cheese, House Smoked Bacon, and Duck Fat Fries
~Let us melt some marrow atop for 3

Pan Roasted Chicken Breast 20
Crushed Marble Potatoes, Grilled Spring Onions, Fresh Gremolata, and Rustic Arugula

Seared California Halibut 22
Shaved Artichoke Salad, Lemon Confit, Parmesan, and Braised Artichoke Hearts

Ricotta Gnocchi 15
Pea Veloute, White Port Onions, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Pea Shoots, and Goat Cheese

Scottish Salmon 21
“Mashed” Spring English Peas, Dill Crème Fraîche, and Crispy Prosciutto

Grilled Coulotte Steak 25
Creamed Bloomsdale Spinach, Bearnaise Butter, Paprika Mushrooms, and Crispy Onion Rings

Roasted Pork T-Bone Chop 26
Asparagus Panzanella, Piperade, Roasted Garlic, Grilled Spring Onions


Roasted Wild and Tame Mushrooms 4
Mac and Four Cheese 4
Sauteed Bloomsdale Spinach 4
Grilled Delta Asparagus 4
Yukon Gold Potato Puree 4
Simple Side Salad 4

Goose & Gander - 1245 Spring Street, St. Helena, CA - 707-967-8779 - Open daily 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner. Bar open until midnight. Lunch starting in May.

What to Drink (and Eat) at Goose & Gander, Opening Today in St. Helena