The French Laundry * * * – Yountville / Napa

The French Laundry by Thomas Keller. This place needs no introduction. The restaurant has a legendary reputation with reservations nearly impossible to come by. Thomas Keller’s “Oysters and Pearls” course is truly remarkable. Our party started with a bottle of Mumm Napa DVX Rose in the patio garden area with the famous blue doors.

After the sparkling rose a generous friend ordered a great bottle of Montrachet – a great complement to our meal. Even the decor details lived up to the “laundry’ theme.

The kitchen was being remodeled and temporally in shipping containers with large windows so you could see all the action. Also across the street from the restaurant you can see the garden where they grow lots of the food on the menu.

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Farm to table – literallyIMG_0971

Wine iPad menu at the patioIMG_0974 IMG_0975 IMG_0976 IMG_0977 IMG_0978

Amuse boucheIMG_0979

Oysters and Pearls IMG_0982 IMG_0983

Salt selections with our butterIMG_0984 IMG_0985 IMG_0986 IMG_0987 IMG_0990 IMG_0991 IMG_0993 IMG_0997 IMG_0998 IMG_1002 IMG_1003 IMG_1005 IMG_1009 IMG_1010 IMG_1012 IMG_1014 IMG_1019 IMG_1020

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