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Weekend trip to Napa Valley

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chefmd   
1 minute ago, Shelby said:

Those burgers look amazing.

 

And wow on that presentation--is that a live tomato plant or did they cut a branch off?

Shelby, we could not resist the burgers!

 

it was a tomato plant branch.

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chefmd   

There was a guy at Single Thread eating alone, looking somehow different from other guests.  I suggested to our server that he was possibly from the Michelin.  The server mentioned that it was this guy's second visit but also said that "everyone is from Michelin" as far as the restaurant is concerned.

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KennethT   

Just because he was eating alone or looked different from other guests doesn't mean that he is a Michelin inspector.  I have a friend who was once a Michelin inspector, and while he is still not allowed to divulge details from his experiences, I know that he was always at least with his wife, if not other people as well.  Also, another friend has a friend who is friends with Sam Sifton (used to be food writer for the NY Times) and she once accompanied him to dinner in a place he was going to review - there were 4 people at the table that night, including Sifton...

 

But, it is nice to hear the server say that everyone is treated like they were a high-powered reviewer!

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chefmd   

The bathroom was even more complicated than at Lucy's.  And it was dark!  

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chefmd   
7 minutes ago, KennethT said:

Just because he was eating alone or looked different from other guests doesn't mean that he is a Michelin inspector.  I have a friend who was once a Michelin inspector, and while he is still not allowed to divulge details from his experiences, I know that he was always at least with his wife, if not other people as well.  Also, another friend has a friend who is friends with Sam Sifton (used to be food writer for the NY Times) and she once accompanied him to dinner in a place he was going to review - there were 4 people at the table that night, including Sifton...

 

But, it is nice to hear the server say that everyone is treated like they were a high-powered reviewer!

But I had so much fun with my story!  

 

There re is no doubt in my mind that this place will have 3 stars in 2018, it will be next to impossible to make reservations, and the price may increase.

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Shelby   

Love love love all of the serving ware.

 

 

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KennethT   

It definitely does look their they're gunning for those 3 *.... looks wonderful!

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chefmd   

Lunch at Redd Wood.  Mushroom, panchetta, taleggio, asiago, red onion, kale, black garlic, mascarpone pizza.  Sounds like a lot of ingredients but it was delicious.  We shared one pie.  It was very difficult not to order half the menu but we resisted.

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rotuts   

@chefmd 

 

not that I know that much about this or that

 

the above has been frequently documented

 

here and there

 

I am enjoying your posts.

 

but that seems to me to be a very very very long , but nice weekend.

 

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chefmd   

Bathroom entrance was labeled in a very gender neutral manner.

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gfweb   
3 hours ago, chefmd said:

The bathroom was even more complicated than at Lucy's.  And it was dark!  

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Good to see that this one at least has "pressure wash"

 

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5 hours ago, gfweb said:

 

 

Good to see that this one at least has "pressure wash"

 

I was interested in the 1 vs 2 user option.

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kayb   

Oh....my. What a marvelous dinner. Puts me in mind of the Catbird Seat in Nashville. I'm about ready to go back there.

 

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