Last summer I was lucky enough experience a meal at The French Laundry in Yountville, CA. Each course was as spectacular as I’d anticipated and watching the staff carefully handpick the days’ produce from the restaurant’s garden was a special treat. If you have a few minutes, take a look at Anthony Bourdain’s experience there in this video (know that the first 5 minutes of this vid is of Anthony eating oysters in SF. If you’re in a hurry, scrub/fast-forward to 5:56 to jump to his time at The French Laundry.).
It’s hard to recall which dish was my fave but most memorable was certainly the salmon tartare cornets with sweet, red onion creme fraiche. Think miniature ice cream cones filled with smooth salmon tartare and cream. Every inch of the buttery crisp cones were impeccably browned and their petite size made the ratio of fish, cream and cracker in each bite pure heaven.