Cindy Pawlcyn Napa Valley

One of my earliest memories is of sitting in the backyard garden in Minneapolis with a salt shaker while my dad picked perfectly ripe tomatoes hot off the vine. I can still taste the fresh, warm red flesh seasoned with a sprinkling of salt. 

My passion for seasonal, farm-fresh flavors has never waned. Through all those years in school, college, training in France, stints in other chefs’ kitchens, a transplanting in the West, and all the sweat and tears of running my own restaurants – I’m still just a kid in a tomato patch. 

For the past 30 years, I’ve cultivated gardens and restaurants in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, setting deep roots in Napa Valley with Mustards Grill, Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen and my newest sweetheart, Cindy Pawlcyn's Wood Grill & Wine Bar (CP's for short). Helping people create unforgettable celebrations, aka ‘catering’, is a natural (and joyful) extension of what we do. 

And thanks to my wonderful team, I’ve been able to seek out distant corners of the world, bringing home flavors at once exotic and familiar and incorporating them into my cookbooks – Mustards Grill, Big Small Plates, Cindy Pawlcyn’s Appetizers, and Cindy’s Supper Club - for home cooks everywhere. 

Bring the flavors of my Napa Valley world to your home (or the home of someone you love) today. 


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