More Southern Dining Slated for Downtown Napa as Chef Rodney Worth Takes Over Former Rotisserie & Wine

The Napa Riverfront eatery that said goodbye to Tyler Florence last Christmas is about to say hello to a popular East Bay chef-restaurateur, according to Diablo magazine. Who is Rodney Worth? We have pictures of him and his food.

It looks as if the South will rise again at Rotisserie & Wine, Tyler Florence's former restaurant that closed last December in the downtown Napa Riverfront development.

According to Diablo magazine's Diablo Dish blog, chef-restaurateur Rodney Worth has signed a deal to serve his own Southern cooking at The Pear, which he hopes to open by the end of the year and perhaps as early as November.

Worth, whose other restaurants include The Peasant & The Pear and The Little Pear in Danville, was named one of the top 50 Bay Area chefs earlier this year on the online culinary site Chef2Chef.net.

The Diablo blog reports that Worth plans to serve dishes like chicken and dumplings, gumbo and crawfish at The Pear.

And, blogger Ethan Fletcher points out, the "R-W" monogrammed plates from Rotisserie & Wine already have Worth's initials on them.

Check out the photos with this article for some of the dishes Worth creates at his other restaurants, and click the "Keep me posted" button below for updates on this story as we find out more about his plans for The Pear in Napa.

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