A Tale of Two Weekends (Part 1)Posted: August 16, 2011 | |
I’m happy to report that both food odyssey’s from the past two weeks were completely successful.
The first, in Napa, was a whirlwind daytrip to the gourmet mecca of Yountville in Sonoma county.
For lunch, we ate at Addendum (basically, Ad Hoc to go) and had fried chicken, baby back ribs, pulled pork, corn bread, corn succotash, potato salad, and Chardonnay. I’ll add commentary in later, but I thought I would upload some pictures first.
In short, totally delicious. Worth 6 hours of driving. Add this to the category of Michelin quality food for under $20, because each lunch was only $16.50. Every component was totally perfect, but I’d have to say my favorites were the fried chicken and the cornbread. The cornbread was wonderfully soft and moist, without being crumbly or soggy. I think my companion put it best when she remarked “It’s like they took a million needles and injected butter into every crumb.” Well said. The chicken was impossibly crispy, flaky, tender, and juicy. Perfect.
This is the sort of food you can pick up to go eat under a tree by a vineyard a few blocks away and forget what decade you’re in. Suffice to say, it was an unforgettable lunch (I hope to be back this weekend for more of the same.)
Afterward, we headed over to the Bouchon Bakery to pick up a few pastries from home. A picture of what I ended up buying:
Also purchased: macarons and a loaf of olive bread. These were actually the most delicious things, besides the strawberry croissant. It was an amazing trip all in all and I can’t wait to go back. I’ll post pictures from San Francisco and Outside Lands soon, so check back in a few days.