We live in France and often visit friends in Califoria and are coming again this summer during our wedding anniversary. We were thinking of staying at the Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford for a couple of nights, hoping to get a reservations at the French Laundry for one night and dine in at the Auberge the other night. I just read that the chef at the Auberge du Soleil was due to leave mid-April. We're worried that the dinning at the Auberge won't be the same in this case. Any insights or suggestions regarding the Auberge (both for the restaurant and as a hotel to celebrate our anniversary) or alternatives would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.