Sunday, July 19, 2009

For this purpose

We eat food everyday. It's a seemingly simple process that tends to be over interpreted and analyzed in the culinary centers of the world. Yet the more simply the food is prepared the more pronounced the effects and the derived pleasure. To celebrate a small mark in life (editor's note: small mark = Lukasz's 30th B-day!) we ventured to wine country to search for the true meaning of satiation as interpreted by chef Thomas Keller.

This trip would also be Mira's longest excursion past the radius of San Francisco. The trip took roughly 2hrs, luckily without much crying in the car, and we first arrived at our hotel where we decompressed. We then made our way to Yountville where a purported culinary heaven existed: Ad Hoc (with reservations only).

At the hotel, dressed up in our pretty new dress from Babcia Grazyna and Dziadek Andrzej--all ready to go.

The facade at Ad Hoc, looks very unassuming from the outside.

Below is a series of pictures from the inside, the place is really nice, it seems a little homely and definately not pretentious. The food was great and the place definitely warrants a return visit!

On the way back home we squeezed in a visit at a vineyard.

At Peju vinyards, we had enjoyed a wine tasting.

Pretty amazing marble floor at Peju.

Can't forget about this one!!! Even Coco enjoyed Napa.

Back at home, proper demonstration of the no-cry hold.

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