Category Archives: Yountville

The French Laundry [2], Yountville CA

The French Laundry Pierre Peters, Blanc de Blancs, “Cuveé de Réserve,” Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Grand Cru Gougere Salmon Coronet Pain au Lait Pretzel Roll, Baguette, Wheat Epi, Sourdough Cucumber Soup – Greek Yogurt, Garden Mint, Meyer Lemon Oysters and Pearls – … Continue reading

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Bouchon Bakery [4], Yountville CA

Bouchon Bakery Almond Croissant Raspberry Vanilla Éclair Coconut Macaron, Strawberry Rhubarb Macaron Between New York, Las Vegas, Beverly Hills, Yountville, and the second New York location I’ve probably been to Bouchon Bakery twenty times and having sampled through the majority … Continue reading

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Redd, Yountville CA

I’m not one to bluff or pull punches and with that stated I’ll simply state my first visit to Redd was a disaster – it was so bad that the bait n’ switch menu and awful service led to me … Continue reading

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Coffee and Pastries, The Bay Area CA

With my time in Ohio coming to a close and my love of northern California no secret it probably came as little surprise to anyone that my first scheduled job interview on a short but growing list would be in … Continue reading

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Bistro Jeanty, Yountville CA

I will fully admit that I am I glutton when I travel. I additionally admit that while I often ask for opinions from locals I frequently do not follow them. Sorry – I’m a bit pig-headed at times. After a … Continue reading

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The French Laundry, Yountville CA

“The Best” is an interesting concept to me – especially in a subjective realm like the arts; whether visual, music, or culinary. What makes Dali or Picasso a genius? What makes Zeppelin better than the Who? Who decides that what … Continue reading

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Bouchon Bistro, Yountville CA

On December 17th my mother managed to secure me February 17th reservations at The French Laundry – without overstating too much, my entire trip to San Francisco was prefaced by this event. Knowing that we would be in Napa/Yountville/Sonoma on … Continue reading

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