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First stop: Off the Grid in San Francisco with some delicious treats from the food trucks. Small kitchens, but some surprisingly big flavors!

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To give life to beauty, the painter uses a whole range of colours, musicians of sounds, the cook of tastes — and it is indeed remarkable that there are seven colours, seven musical notes and seven tastes.

Lucien Tendret (1825-1896) ‘La Table au pays de Brillat-Savarin’

Bouchon - Yountville, CA

Restaurant: Bouchon Restaurant - July 13, 2013

Address: 6534 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
Phone: 707.944.8037
Website: http://www.bouchonbistro.com
twitter: @BouchonYV

  • Food: French bistro
  • Attended: Lunch
  • Decor/Ambiance: Contemporary French bistro, lots of natural light
  • Cost: $$
  • Rave Factor: 5 Stars
    5 Stars

Service:  3/4    Food:   4/4   Presentation:  3/4   Concept:  4/4    Value: 4/4

Review: 

Going into Bouchon, by highly decorated American chef Thomas Keller, one would have high expectations: and it did not disappoint. Situated next to the famous Bouchon Bakery, this restaurant sits in a red brick building right across from Chiarello’s Bottega with ample entertainment, shops, art galleries and beautiful scenery. Bouchon serves as a great spot for French bistro lunch fare and, in rare form amongst other restaurants in Yountville, is open until midnight.

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Arcadia - Marriott Hotel, San Jose, CA

Restaurant: Arcadia Restaurant - October 23, 2011

Address: 100 W. San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408.278.4555
Website: http://michaelmina.net/restaurants/locations/arsj.php?restaurant_id=9
twitter: @ArcadiaSteak

  • Food: Modern American, Steakhouse
  • Attended: Dinner
  • Decor/Ambiance: Contemporary, dark woods, leather, and glass
  • Cost: $$
  • Rave Factor: 5 Stars
    5 Stars

Service:  3/4    Food:   4/4   Presentation:  3/4   Concept:  4/4    Value: 4/4

Review: 

This restaurant was fine in food and in service. The food was seasoned very well and the presentation was simple. We’ve always been a fan of simple foods: nothing fussy, where the main ingredient can really shine through. The service was great and the atmosphere was romantic. Great date night place!

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