Domaine Chandon's quietly elegant restaurant seems built for romance, with delicate orchids on each table and views of the wooded grounds from the large windows. Chef Perry Hoffman has racked up numerous awards for his sophisticated California cuisine. The menu might include a salad of tender Spanish octopus and eggplant or a slow-poached egg and caviar as preludes to entrées such as rabbit prepared with du Puy lentils and chanterelles. Four- and six-course tasting menus
can be ordered with or without wine pairings. The wine list features Domaine Chandon sparklers but is strong in wines from throughout California as well.