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Best Burger in the wine country

Martini House is closed.

Apr 21, 2011
jan262 in San Francisco Bay Area

What's Good at Ad Hoc Besides the Fried Chicken

My husband and myself have been to Ad Hoc 3 times and find it overrated. They do give you plenty of food, but we're just not impressed with the idea of serving the same thing for everyone, the whole evening. One of our favorites in Yountville is Bistro Jeanty. Many choices and delicious food. Redd's is also another favorite and a little fancier.

May 27, 2008
jan262 in San Francisco Bay Area

I love Redd

We also celebrated my son's 21st birthday at Redd's. It was very special for him. We also loved the pork belly and their risotto was excellent!

May 27, 2008
jan262 in San Francisco Bay Area

4 Nights In Napa Valley.....What About Calistoga.....

Calistoga is such a fun place to visit. A new and beautiful resort opened just a few months ago, which is called Solage. Their restaurant is Solbar and it's lovely and delicious. It's located on the Silverado Trail. I highly recommend it if you want a lovely dining experience again, whether it be for lunch or dinner at this restaurant.

May 27, 2008
jan262 in San Francisco Bay Area

Lunch for 20 in Napa Valley

One of our favorite large group(25 people) lunch get togethers, was when we reserved one of the two islands in the back of Chateau Montelena. Each one has a large gazebo, on the large man-made lake. We all pitched in and brought various foods, such as cheeses, breads, olives,pates, sliced meats, desserts, and of course, plenty of wines. Don't forget the bottle openers, paper goods, glasses, utensils. I'm not sure if you have to be on the wine mailing list now to reserve one of the islands. If you're not on their list, ask if anyone you know can help you out with this. Find out, as it was one of the most fun, memorable and beautiful lunch time for us all!

May 27, 2008
jan262 in San Francisco Bay Area

Alternative to French Laundry?

#1 Cyress, #2 La Toque, #3 Meadowwood. Redd's and Martini House are very good restaurants, but not in the same league as the ones I just mentioned.

May 27, 2008
jan262 in San Francisco Bay Area

What's the most extravagant dish you've eaten?

Each time we've eaten at The French Laundry, it was a delicious dining experience. I love the way they serve the men and women, something different for each course. The last time we were there, our teacher friends almost passed out when the bill came! We understood why.

Aug 27, 2006
jan262 in Los Angeles Area

Brothers Sushi? Valley spot? Thoughts?

I also love the keri roll at Brother's Sushi. I didn't know that Little Brother's Sushi was also part of their family, as I just passed by it a couple weeks ago. Next time I'll have to try it!

Aug 27, 2006
jan262 in Los Angeles Area

Help Me......Best Steak Dinner--TOTAL Package

I agree about the the delicious food at Jar! Even the sides are wonderful, such as fresh cream corn, yams and excellent potato chips.

Aug 27, 2006
jan262 in Los Angeles Area

Three Early September Days in New Orleans -- Looking for Up-to-date recommendations

Yes, we ate at August when it first opened and it was lovely and delicious.

Aug 27, 2006
jan262 in New Orleans

Top Five Dishes

After my husband ate Commander's turtle soup, he went on a quest in N.O. to find the best. It was Commander's hands down! We've also enjoyed Galatoire's wonderful, long lunch hours. The trout almandine is sooooo delicious. Mother's also makes a great debris sandwich!

Aug 27, 2006
jan262 in New Orleans

How much is a 1992 Napa Valley Silver Oak Cab worth?

I agree with you rtmonty, there are many better cabs in the Napa Valley.

Aug 12, 2006
jan262 in Wine

Good way to doctor up jar spaghetti sauce?

What are Ikea meatballs? Do you get them at the Ikea store?

Aug 12, 2006
jan262 in Home Cooking

Your Most Requested Dish Recipe

Wow, this sounds wonderful. I will definitely be making this next time I have a crowd. Thanks for sharing!

Aug 06, 2006
jan262 in Home Cooking