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An Embarrassment of Riches

by alexrander 11 months ago

Two items struck me: Stock brokers (wealth managers) are inviting clients to learn of the joys of cooking at home, and 2) The governor of California is seen cavorting with other officials including...

Reservations for The French Laundry Fall 2020

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 1 year ago

Hi all, With dining opening in the Bay Area and an exchange of French Laundry reservations possible again, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous Fre...

Reservations for The French Laundry Spring 2019

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 2 years ago

Hi all, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We have locked the previous French Laundry reservati...

La Calenda, Yountville Report w/ PICS

by hhc 2 years ago

We tried La Calenda for lunch on Sunday 3/17/19 and we liked it. It was about 1.5hr drive from Fremont so I was pretty hungry when I got there. They have some parking on the side of the restaurant,...

French Laundry wine advice, need update

by wearybashful 2 years ago

The advice about French Laundry wine all seems over 10 years old on Chowhound... I have reservations for 4, and I'm trying to figure out what to do about wine. I have some fancy bottles langu...

Morning at Ottimo | Yountville - Napa Valley

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

When I complained about the wretched coffee during my previous visit to Napa Valley, https://www.chowhound.com/post/napa-valley-coffee-roasting-company-st-helena-1062509 https://www.chowhound.com...

Reservations for The French Laundry [Old]

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 4 years ago

Hello there, Due to the increase of threads about exchanging French Laundry reservations, we have created this post dedicated to that purpose. We're closing and redirecting to this thread curren...

Champagne sabering @ The French Laundry

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Hurts to watch the video of this inept, dangerous and wasteful attempt to saber a bottle of Champagne at the French Laundry in Yountville.

French Laundry Dinner Tickets for Friday, May 19th Available

by mercurialsoxfan 4 years ago

I have 4 tickets available for Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5pm that I cannot use. I am looking to recoup my cost. They can be transferred to you through the French Laundry's ticketing system (https://t...

Manresa or French Laundry?

by kristywilce 4 years ago

I would like to know which you would go to if you could only select one of these two restaurants. I would like to hear from individuals who have actually dined in both restaurants. Also, hotel cho...

Practical Questions for French Laundry tonight...

by trixare4kids 14 years ago

My God. I can't believe it. I've been dreaming about this for a very long time. The date has finally arrived and I get to experience FL tonight. I am practically beside myself with anticipation...

French Laundry Reso on Wed. 31 Aug.

by shingled 5 years ago

I have an unclaimed reservation for The French Laundry tomorrow evening, Wednesday, August 31st for a party of 4 at 8:30pm. Please contact me for the booking as I do not want to be penalized!

First Napa Trip in February

by Flenderson 6 years ago

Hi all, My wife and I are making our first trip to Napa Valley at the end of February and wanted to get some feedback/suggestions from people who are more familiar with the area. A bit about...

Help with Napa/Sonoma food and wine Itinerary

by tishkb 5 years ago

My husband and I are heading to Napa Valley in two weeks for a 6 night stay at the Auberge, and after reviewing many threads including a post of mine in the early planning stages, I have come up w...

Help me pick a food/wine pairing and Olive Oil tasting in Napa/Sonoma

by tishkb 5 years ago

Hey fellow foodies, Looking for feedback on a food and wine pairing while in Napa next week. I have made a res at RSV for their Perfect Circle Tour for now. It is pretty pricey but if I get th...

Narrowing down Yountville/Healdsburg

by meleyna 6 years ago

Managed to book three nights in Yountville/Healdsburg for mid-October anniversary. First of all, shocked that nearly everything is already sold out. Now we know for the future... We are new to B...

40th birthday dinner in Napa Valley

by undesigned 5 years ago

Hello, I'm celebrating my 40th birthday with a group of girlfriends in Napa Valley in May. Any suggestions for a special occasion restaurant for dinner? I've heard about Ninebark, Redd, and Cela...

Itinerary help getting from Healdsburg to Yountville

by mountaincachers 6 years ago

I have a meeting in Yountville in mid October. We decided to fly out early and will be spending 3 days in Sonoma County first. We rented a cottage in Healdsburg and have that part of the itiner...

Napa Feedback PLZ

by cchavez 6 years ago

So I think I finally finalized our trip plans. Saturday: Would love a recommendation for breakfast on the way to Napa from San Rafael. Taste and tour at Domaine Carneiros. I can't tell how long...

Difficultly of French Laundry Reservations?

by mjl242 11 years ago

I'm from the NYC area and planning a trip to SF/Napa area towards mid/end October. Just wanted to know - how hard is it to get French Laundry dinner reservations? In NYC, we have really hard ones...