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Napa trip

megababedeluxe | May 27, 2007 09:06 AM

My husband and I recently went on Napa food tour for my b-day, and ate at Redd, Cyrus, Bouchon, and Chez Panisse upstairs. If anyone is looking for feedback on any of these places, let me know. Just a few very brief standout impressions: pastry chef at Redd was excellent, best dessert experience of the trip, 2nd best I've ever had (FL=1st). The control of a crazy breadth of flavors without relying on salt at Cyrus was amazing, as of course was the service. This was the best overall experience of the trip, and as good for service as FL, IMO, except more welcoming. Bouchon = French Bistro, period. The bakery across the street had obscenely good French macaroons, we got every flavor. Chez Panisse was also very very welcoming service, and a very good meal with ingredients that were practically still alive, as you might expect. This was my husband's favorite. Like comparing apples to oranges a little. It was all very good, and we came home feeling lucky.

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