French Laundry/Yountville, ca???

Jul 21st, 2003, 10:04 AM
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French Laundry/Yountville, ca???

Is French Laundry worth the $$$$$. Yes...we did manage to get a reservation. Want to hear all opinions of those who have been there recently!

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Jul 21st, 2003, 10:39 AM
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Check . I believe it's regularly addressed on there.
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Jul 21st, 2003, 11:42 AM
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Next time you are at Barnes & Noble or the like, read the chapter on the French Laundry in Anthony Bourdain's book "A Cook's Tour". He waxes ecstatic.
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Jul 21st, 2003, 11:56 AM
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It's worth it if you are a true foodie as they say. The preparation and presentation are superb and the service is excellent. There's three menus to choose from. The chef's tasting menu, the vegetarian menu, or the 5 courses in which you receive an appetizer, fish, meat, cheese, and dessert. The wine list is impressive. There were a couple of small complimentary appetizers served before the meal. I remember one was a cornmeal cone filled with a red onion cream and chopped salmon tartare. I am glad I went, but for me it's a problem because I am allergic to shellfish so I don't eat any fish, and I can't bring myself to eat braised beef cheeks and veal tongue no matter how it's prepared. Hey, but I'm a trooper and I'll find my way around it so that the people I'm with can enjoy their experience. Anyway, very nice linens, dishes, flatware, etc. Go, and bon appetit!
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Jul 21st, 2003, 11:58 AM
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I forgot to add that I was served a wonderful sparkling mineral water from Wales. Ty Nant if I remember correctly.
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Jul 21st, 2003, 03:37 PM
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Yes yes yes== a thousand times yes!

GO! and enjoy!!
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Jul 21st, 2003, 06:32 PM
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You can't really put a pricetag on an experience like dinner at the FL. We would never usually spend that kind of money on one dinner...not many people you talk to would. But for a memorable experience, it's worth every cent. We will remember our evening spent there long after we recall what we spent. It's wonderful!
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Jul 21st, 2003, 08:28 PM
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No. It's way overpriced. Not worth it. Now, can I have your res?
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