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We got up and on the road early yesterday morning, leaving the house around 8:45 am. Google Maps said it was only an hour and forty-five minutes to Yountville, CA (home of The French Laundry), but I was taking no chances on traffic. As it happens, we arrived about forty minutes early for our 11am reservation, and I spent part of the time walking in their vegetable garden, across the street from the restaurant itself: At 11am on the dot, they ushered us into the main dining room - the biggest room in the restaurant, it had only six tables! (There are only 14 tables in the entire restaurant - full capacity is 62 people.) They brought us the menu, which had a regular nine-course tasting menu and a vegetarian version. Here's a .jpg of the "regular" menu. (I unfortunately forgot to ask them for a souvenir menu to take home, but they had a .pdf on their website). (As you can see, it's not for the faint of wallet. On the other hand, the food is out of this world, and I'd rather have