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lucylou95816

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  1. The French Laundry 2006 -

    I got my reservation on Open Table, two months to the day I wanted to go. Good luck.
  2. The French Laundry 2006 -

    My boyfriend doesn't eat oysters, and I typically don't...but it was an amazing dish. They did offer a truffle mushroom substitute for him that was equally amazing. There was one course that I didn't like, it was a scallop made into a weird sausage thing, with what I would say was a very rubbery texture. I only ate half, and the waiter came up to ask if I would like them to make something different, which I said I was fine, since we had several more courses to go. We did leave an additional tip, they were very attentive. My boyfriend wore a tie and jacket, the tie could have been left off, people were quite casual surprisingly, one woman had some sort of dolled up flip flops on.
  3. Dinner! 2009

    Try using Port Wine, gives them a totally unique flavor.
  4. The French Laundry 2006 -

    I had a GREAT dinner there....didn't photograph anything but the dessert. Don't know if I'd go again... a good experience...better made by the weekend.
  5. The French Laundry 2006 -

    A little bakery/cafe in Tokyo had this on the wall: I always thought it was a great idea, but am much too lazy to actually do it. ← My plan is to take my stuff to Michaels and have a 3D type of thing built up, kind of a shadow box thing. If I do it, I'll post it on here.
  6. The French Laundry 2006 -

    I think with the ones I got, the menu, a picture of my man and I, I may have a collage frame put together to always remember the event.
  7. The French Laundry 2006 -

    First, please enjoy this special dinner and have a great birthday! Comment on wine: I think I mentioned this earlier but FYI, the Laundry has been distinguished by what I call a "full-service" sommelier dept. (by analogy to the once-common "full service" US gas stations where employees filled your tank, cleaned windows, checked tire pressure, etc. etc. and you didn't even have to know how to do any of those tasks). So that someone who liked wine but knew little about it could describe tastes and budget, and the sommeliers would come up with something very satisfying. (The sort of service the Master Sommeliers program aims for.) I haven't been to the Laundry lately, but that was a tradition. In many high-end restaurants I've seen food photography, even made into a spectacle by self-absorbed people. One online food poster and former eG participant stubbornly insists that unless other tables raise an issue to his face, he presumes their approval for any photography he wants to do. It's a wonder he doesn't bring in floodlights. (His unusual views ignore diners I've witnessed, muttering their annoyance or offence but unwilling to exacerbate the situation by risking a scene.) Other people, more discreet, can still turn a meal into a studio session, everything subordinated to their photo shots. But still other diners manage to snapshot their plates without making it the point of the whole dinner and without other tables noticing. Who could object? Answer: the restaurant. It pays to phone or ask, because a few high-end places class photography with cell phone calls and prohibit both. ← Thank you for your feedback. I am very much looking forward to a great meal. I figured that I would inquire before snapping away. I was at a place here in my local town that is the equivalent of TFL in Sacramento, called The Kitchen (not quite as exclusive, but for the local area, a place to go) the other night. Many people started taking pictures, left and right using flash, etc. I asked the chef if it is annoying to do something like that and he said absolutely not, they don't mind at all. I was able to take a few pics using my iphone, as their lighting was pretty good. ← I understand there is a new restaurant opening in Sac on the river called "Pearl on the River". Heard anything of this? I'll be there next week and would like to try it. ← I checked out the website. It's located by Chevy's on the river. The space used to be occupied by Woodys (a chain) and Blue Grecko, a failed attempt. Let me know how it goes, I'd be interested to see how they do, the menu online looks limited right now.
  8. The French Laundry 2006 -

    First, please enjoy this special dinner and have a great birthday! Comment on wine: I think I mentioned this earlier but FYI, the Laundry has been distinguished by what I call a "full-service" sommelier dept. (by analogy to the once-common "full service" US gas stations where employees filled your tank, cleaned windows, checked tire pressure, etc. etc. and you didn't even have to know how to do any of those tasks). So that someone who liked wine but knew little about it could describe tastes and budget, and the sommeliers would come up with something very satisfying. (The sort of service the Master Sommeliers program aims for.) I haven't been to the Laundry lately, but that was a tradition. In many high-end restaurants I've seen food photography, even made into a spectacle by self-absorbed people. One online food poster and former eG participant stubbornly insists that unless other tables raise an issue to his face, he presumes their approval for any photography he wants to do. It's a wonder he doesn't bring in floodlights. (His unusual views ignore diners I've witnessed, muttering their annoyance or offence but unwilling to exacerbate the situation by risking a scene.) Other people, more discreet, can still turn a meal into a studio session, everything subordinated to their photo shots. But still other diners manage to snapshot their plates without making it the point of the whole dinner and without other tables noticing. Who could object? Answer: the restaurant. It pays to phone or ask, because a few high-end places class photography with cell phone calls and prohibit both. ← Thank you for your feedback. I am very much looking forward to a great meal. I figured that I would inquire before snapping away. I was at a place here in my local town that is the equivalent of TFL in Sacramento, called The Kitchen (not quite as exclusive, but for the local area, a place to go) the other night. Many people started taking pictures, left and right using flash, etc. I asked the chef if it is annoying to do something like that and he said absolutely not, they don't mind at all. I was able to take a few pics using my iphone, as their lighting was pretty good.
  9. The French Laundry 2006 -

    I started reading this thread, and plan on finishing it, but had a couple of etiquette questions for dining at the French Laundry. Luckily, I had no problem getting a reservation on the day I wanted, April 17th, my 40th birthday, this coming Friday! I can't wait. I was able to secure a 9pm seating while on line from Michigan on a slow internet connection. So my questions are, I obviously saw from the great review a few posts up, they offer a wine pairing menu, which I a wondering was it worth it? It would be a no-brainer, then going through a 100 page wine list, which is usually overwhelming. Second question, what is the policy of taking photos of the courses? Obviously, I would not use a flash, but I would like to document this meal since it will most likely be the only time I can justify a great meal like this. Would that just be too "touristy" or cheesy? Any feedback would be appreciated, I don't want to look like a moron. Thanks!
  10. Cashews-Peanut Free Processing

    Do you have a source?
  11. Cashews-Peanut Free Processing

    Does anyone know of an online source for purchasing cashews that were processed in peanut free plants? Thanks in advance.
  12. Sliders Rolls

    not sure if this helpful, but I wanted slider rolls last year, and rather than go with the Hawaiian rolls that a lot of people use, I asked a cupcake bakery if they were able to make some, and she did. Call around to some of the restaurants in your area that serve sliders and they may be able to direct you to their supplier.
  13. wonderful scenic pictures.....they could be postcards, the food looks pretty good too.
  14. very cool....I have an iphone with that app...I'll need to try this out.
  15. A food & etiquette quiz

    I got 7 out of 11....almost the worst out of everyone here
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