A dearth of authentic Japanese dining in Napa, along with a friendship with the late Margrit Mondavi was the impetus for this recently-opened sushi and kaiseki (a traditional multi-course Japanese meal) restaurant. Owner Kenzo Tsujimoto of Kenzo Estates Winery has been perfecting the details for the restaurant for several years, with enthusiastic support from his friend Margrit (who died before the restaurant opened). He’s hired Hiroyuki Kanda to open the restaurant and train its chefs in Japan. Kanda received three Michelin stars for his eponymous Tokyo restaurant. Every detail of the menu has been carefully, and artfully, planned, with fresh fish flown in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, a haute wine list including Kenzo’s own wines, and highly formalized dining experience that includes a 10-seat sushi bar and tiny 400 square foot dining room. The prix-fixe only kaiseki menus range from $225 to $270.