Last month, on August 21st to be exact, we were surprised by our family with the best anniversary present ever – a trip to the beautiful, fabulous, famous and highly-priced restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California (near Napa). Here we enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime-meal (although we hope to make it at least a twice-in-a-lifetime meal), and one that we will never forget. With over 10 servers for our one table, thirteen courses, one very expensive bottle of wine and a fear of acting like the middle-class assholes we really are, we spent four luxurious hours dining at one of the best restaurants in the world. It’s not in France and they didn’t wash our clothes, but otherwise it was an unbelievable experience.
If you have the patience, time and will, you’ll possibly want to hear about the night in detail (a lot of detail…too much detail) in our very L-O-N-G podcast below. Find out how the hell we even got reservations at one of the ‘hardest’ places to get into. Otherwise, choose to ignore our overuse of the words “delicious” and “ridiculous” (there are times when there are too few adjectives to describe food.) and just try to imagine the taste of the food by looking at the slideshow above. Apologies for the pictures – they aren’t very good. I felt weird trying to take pictures in that very low-lit, reverent atmosphere. I wanted to dig in, but I did the best I could, though even photoshop couldn’t save these!