I can’t believe we still have 10 more courses to go!
We’re only half way through our 20-course “counter menu” at The Restaurant at Meadowood my eyes are starting to roll around in my head. Lobster with avocado and caviar . . . duck with persimmon and maple . . . abalone with roasted eggplant and smoked pepper. I sure hope there’s room for dessert. Michael Bauer calls him an artist and Chef Christoper Kostow’s food lives up to the billing. It’s phenomenal — as innovative as it is delicious.
It was a toss up between here and The French Laundry but since we’re having lunch at Bouchon Sunday, we thought we’d spread the wealth as they say. Which is exactly what’s required to eat in a restaurant with three Michelin stars: serious coin. Still, it was definitely worth the splurge — one of the top California experiences.
I may have had the best night’s sleep ever in our suite at Auberge du Soliel. I want whoever designed this room to come furnish my house. It’s all terracotta and ocher, with limestone floors, a big sculpted bathtub, and French doors that open onto a private terrace with views of the Valley. This place is the pinnacle of luxury in Napa.