Today something different by way of an expensive lunch. One of the World’s most expensive restaurants, “The French Laundry” is located in the Napa Valley and another equally prestigious dining location is “Bouchon’s” in Youtsville. Today its Bouchons and its our special dining treat of the week.
The Beemer is ready for action, the weather is gorgeous so off we go drinking in all the late crop aromas from the vineyards as we ride down towards Napa.
Youville looks a little “artsie fartsie” but we find a Beemer slot and wander in. They have used every square inch of floor space so seating is very friendly! Nice selection of oysters and other seafood delights.
Nice setting for a restaurant….. now what’s the food like?
No seats at the bar so we make do with a small booth and survey the menu when we find it!!
No, its not a wrapper!
Ah, here it is
Waiting for the seafood
With an expensive glass in hand we order the huge seafood selection followed by the steak. The seafood was good with their oyster selections but the clams tasted dirty? and were certainly not good. Lobster and shrimp were fine but those clams were off!!
“My clam tasted off”
More wine and along comes the steak with a huge pile of French fries dumped on the plate ? Well a big fat zero for presentation in my mind and no garnish other than the sauce in a separate dish. I was expecting something with a bit “more” elegance for a $62 dish.
A very low score for presentation of a $62 dish
Overall we both agree NOT the best value for money but at least we tried it.
Our local $12 steak in Dolores …… salad included
On the way home stop at Dean & DeLuca’s for some cheese tasting ready for our big day out tomorrow.
The wine taste buds are at the ready, the cheese is purchased and fresh bread in the morning.