|Blueberries soaking in simple syrup|
|The assembled and plated roulade|
Anyway, I will leave you with a review of sorts of The French Laundry, Thomas Keller's uber-famous restaurant in Yountville, CA. I was in Napa recently for the wedding of some dear friends. The concierge at the soon-to-be-married couple's resort was able to score a reservation for us-which if you know anything about reserving here is a feat unto itself. The dinner was impressive, but perhaps my palate is not yet refined enough to have appreciated all that was served. And by all, I mean 11 courses over 5 hours! I enjoyed the meal very much (the company more), but for such a well-respected restaurant (Anthony Bourdain called it the best restaurant in the world) I was expecting to be overwhelmed by delicious flavors. The food was very good, the service attentive, and some courses amazing, but overall I could not help but feel a bit disappointed in the experience. That many courses and the time we were there was just a bit much. I know that my friend who joined me on the trip agreed with me.
My husband is very much looking forward to next week's recipe, Salmon with Basil Tapenade. Until then, hope you all have a wonderful week.