Addendum: New Ad Hoc To Go opens
Jul01

Addendum: New Ad Hoc To Go opens

Move over French Laundry, Thomas Keller’s going take-out? The latest venture by the King Keller is literally in his backyard, serving up Ad Hoc’s famous buttermilk fried chicken and barbecue from a walk-up window. First-come, first-served, it’s lunch in a box with two sides (we had corn succotash and potato salad) for $16.50 Thursday through Saturday from 11am to 2pm. TK was dining on the patio himself on our first...

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Bottega | Napa
Dec09

Bottega | Napa

If the era of flashy chef-lebrity restaurants are over, no one told Michael Chiarello. The Food Network personality who’s made his name hawking Napa’s faux-country lifestyle on television, in books and his Napa Style stores, continues to pack in visitors, celebs and locals at his sprawling Italian trattoria, Bottega, in Yountville. And though myriad failed restaurants have made it easy to dismiss concepts like Bottega as...

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Ad Hoc Restaurant Yountville

Ad Hoc is here to stay. Though the restaurant was only supposed to be a temporary experiment, Thomas Keller’s home-style prix-fix diner has settled in for the long haul after enthusiastic eaters practically mobbed the place. Unlike other chef-lebrities who’ve lowered standards to accommodate eager fans, Keller’s trademark perfectionism at Ad Hoc is evident in everything from the attentive (but casual) service to the...

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Bistro Jeanty | Yountville
Sep11

Bistro Jeanty | Yountville

From pig’s feet and escargot to jellied bone marrow, the French have an uncanny ability to drown pretty much anything in b├ęchamel or brown butter and make it exceptional. But what keeps eaters beating a path to Chef Philippe Jeanty’s Yountville restaurant, Bistro Jeanty, is his elevation of rustic cuts and home-style French cooking from merely palatable to universally comforting. Bistro Jeanty is oft-lauded as Wine...

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