Places I've gone that have one or two of those Michelin star doodads
  • 1314 McKinstry St
    Napa, CA 94559
    5.0 étoiles

    It's been a couple years since I've visited La Toque at their Rutherford location.  I remembered from my previous dining experience that wine tasting and La Toque's Table menu with wine pairing are a 1-2 knock out combination, that'll send anyone to sleepy town.

    On my most recent visit La Toque with some family, I was much more conscious of pacing myself in terms of wine and food.  I went with the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairing again, which ended up being a wise decision.  Wine pairings servings were good, no one likes forking over the money for wine pairing and getting a tiny portion of wine to go with your dish.

    I thought it was a nice touch La Toque's resident wine steward Yoon, gave a description of each wine he chose to accompany each dish and the reasons behind it.  If you visit La Toque, put your trust in Yoon, he won't steer you wrong.  

    I like the way they prepare their pan fried foie gras.  I'm not a huge foie gras fan, but La Toque does the best job of it from anywhere I've tried.   The foie gras portion can vary, but generally speaking it's quite generous.  

    I recently discovered that La Toque is one of the few restaurant I've been to that have a Michelin Star.  More important than a distinguished French award is that La Toque's food, wine and service seems to be a perfect fit for my taste, so in that respect, it wins top honors.

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