Had the enormous good fortune to attend a pre-opening dinner tonight at Le Bec Fin--My best friend's son works at the French Laundry in Yountsville, Ca, and the ex-French Laundry crew now running Le Bec Fin graciously invited my friend to dinner and i got to come, too!---The setting, of course. is formal. but the people are warm and welcoming--much more so than i expected. We had a lovely 5 course meal with wine. I had never been there so cannot compare it to its previous life, but this was a wonderful experience---I hope this new version of Le Bec Fin succeeds--There is a very committed group of people there.