Im super lucky to be able to get to visit Napa Valley as much as I want for work. Im also very lucky that the best restaurants in the region, (as well as the world) are my customers. One of those restaurants is The French Laundry. Another is Bottega Ristorante. I have gotten to know the chef de cuisine there and we take a group of 8 there for dinner and to our suprise, they have seated us at the best table in the house, right in the center of the dining room. As we are seated, the server says "We will not be providing the table with menus tonight, as the chef has something in mind and would like to just play with you. Will this be okay for you?" There is only one answer to that... "Yes Please!"
So a gigantic platter of cured meat and lardo wrapped sea urchin is plopped in the middle of the table. I have a feeling that this is going to be a great meal.
Kale Salad with pork belly and poached egg
THIS is a real spaghetti!
cleanse yo palate
I stopped taking pictures of the rest of the food because there was SO much. A total of nine courses, but as you take a look at the last two dessert platters, some of the courses had many, many items on a platter!
We are staying at the Meritage resort and we get a private tour and tasting by one of the owners of Trinitas Wines!
This doesnt suck.