we went to yountville for a lunch date at bottega, chef micahel chiarello’s restaurant and the food was amazing and i thought the price is reasonable for the great food and good service… here’s what we had:
Monterey calamari, crisped with Arborio rice flour, aioli nero; we love these calamari – perfectly seasoned, breaded and fried; and i have no clue what is that aioli nero dip; doesn’t really taste anything…
i asked clif to order these tumblers as my valentine’s day gift 🙂
Chef Michael: “I chose these tumblers for Bottega for their easy, hourglass shape (which fits perfectly in hand), and for the way they keep drinks cool longer. Hand hammering the copper gives it unique texture, improves its strength and beautifies the patina. What’s more, copper is naturally antimicrobial, which ensures very “clean” cups for life. Insides are stainless-steel. Hand wash. Imported. 4¾” high; 12 oz.”
then of course we went to napa style store after lunch – yes, it’s owned by chef michael too!
as corny as it sounds, happy valentine’s people!