Addendum (Yountville, CA)

6476 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
Dining date: 5/25/15


Addendum opened in 2011 behind Ad Hoc serving picnic favorites on Thursdays through Saturdays for lunch (Spring/Summer only). It’s easily the most approachable way to try some of Thomas Keller’s food in Yountville since it doesn’t require making a reservation and is very family-friendly. Food is ordered from a little shack in the back and eaten throughout picnic benches or even on the lush grassy areas.

Ad Hoc’s most famous dish has to be its herb-brined fried chicken served every other Monday night. But here at Addendum, the chicken is always on the lunch menu (along with BBQ pork ribs or pulled pork and a couple of rotating side dishes).


I’ve had the fried chicken at Ad Hoc before (and again at Bouchon Beverly Hills, even cooking it once at home), but it’s been a while since I’ve had it. Following our dinner at The French Laundry, we came here for a quick meal before leaving town. We picked up a bucket of fried chicken and an order of pork ribs to eat on the picnic tables. It was a beautiful day to be outside with a bucket of fried chicken.


Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

The fried chicken was as I had remembered it. The meat was juicy, flavored throughout with the herb brine, and surrounded by a crunchy salty coating. Both white and dark meat was moist making for some fantastic fried chicken. Great textures and plenty of flavor.

BBQ Pork Ribs honey cornbread

BBQ Pork Ribs & Honey Cornbread

BBQ ribs were tender with a sweet-savory glaze. Smoke flavor was very subtle, but these were not lacking in flavor.

Collared Greens

Collared Greens

Pea Salad

Pea Salad

A couple of sides came with our meats, both of them solid to balance the richness of the chicken and ribs.

Addendum’s a great addition to the Keller lineup and provides a very casual and relaxed way to try some of Ad Hoc’s favorites including this fried chicken. A visit is highly recommended but be sure to come early or order online in advance; Addendum can get very crowded and food does sell out.

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