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WebFoodPros.com: WanaBe a Chef: french laundry
By Zobby (Zobby) on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 03:41 pm: Edit

hi all,
i'm relatively new on these forums... hope to be starting school next spring (in a year). in the meantime, i am absolutely *dying* to go to the french laundry. i'll be turning 30 on 4/11 and hubby and i wanted to go.
heard it is next to impossible to get res there.
any advice?

By Tortesrus (Tortesrus) on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 10:42 pm: Edit

Yes. It is difficult to get a reservation. People
recommend calling as soon as the lines open up.
I went to St Helena last January for a class-stayed in Yountsville near the French Laundry- although I was not able to get a prior reservation, I called when I got into town and picked up on a cancellation.It was everything I'd expected plus! Definately make every effort to go!You won't be disappointed.

By Ladycake (Ladycake) on Wednesday, January 08, 2003 - 11:18 am: Edit

Great place, one of my old culinary school pals used to live in Yountville when he worked at Domaine Chandon. The Laundry guys have another place, less formal (?) if you can't get in there. I hear it is wonderful too. I can't recall the name just now. If you're interested I'll look it up.

By Tortesrus (Tortesrus) on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 10:38 am: Edit

I believe it's called Bouchon- (sp) looked like a great Bistro-

By Corey (Corey) on Thursday, January 09, 2003 - 12:03 pm: Edit

sounds like the small dog my girlfriend had once.

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 12:50 am: Edit

i thought Bouchon was the word for something having to do with the person taking care of the horse's, or where he stayed, ...the house.
my french is terrible, so please excuse me if this is incorrect.
I would like someone to say if they know.

By George (George) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 10:40 am: Edit

A straight translation is "stopper"

There are lots of restaurants called Bouchon also.

That does not rule out that it could have some idomatic use to do with horses.


By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 10:44 am: Edit

maybe I thought it has something to do with tack.
ya know for horses, there was a french rest down the street from me and they had the place covered with photos of horses, carrige's(sp), ect., and it was called BOUCHONS.
not bad food but nothing to write home about.
tonight, just as a side note I'm having dinner at Chianti, ( kee-on-te')
one of my all time favorite rest's here in LA.
best pasta in town and some of the best rest pasties I've every had.
been going there for over 20 years.
it's been open since 1928!
now they are doing something right.

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 10:45 am: Edit

ok. thanks.

By Cheftim (Cheftim) on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 01:21 pm: Edit

Result of search for "Bouchon" in an French to English Dictionary:

1. tire-bouchon

1. liège, bouchon de liège [M]

1. tire-bouchon

electric plug
1. bouchon [M], prise de courant mâle

1. bougie [F], bougie électrique [F]
2. bouchon [M], prise de courant mâle

1. bouchon [M], prise de courant mâle

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 02:55 am: Edit

thanks Tim.
must make a correction....
that rest has been in biz since 1938, not 1928.
dinner was great!, forgot the dish name, simple,
2 colors of pasta, light cream sauce, shrimp, scallops, parma. cheese, fresh. followed by coffee and tiramisu'.
oh and started with a salad. 75.00 bucks, for two.
not bad for LA.
took a broad, met two others while eating, good food and 3 broads!
can't beat that with a stick.
they are laughing as i write this, i brought them home with me to show them my cook book collection, (ya right) gotta go.........

By Chefhdan (Chefhdan) on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 08:52 am: Edit

But what did you bring home for Elwood ???

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 11:53 am: Edit

elwood got to stay in the kitchen all night, with a roasted knuckle soup bone.
he gets wierd when,...i have overnight company.
i don't know why.

i love LA............

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 02:44 pm: Edit

It's 'cause your getting "it" (edit by moderator) and he's not!!!!!!!!

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 09:53 pm: Edit

YES!!!!!....getting it!
he got some in Simi, it was my turn.

By Chefmanny (Chefmanny) on Monday, January 13, 2003 - 06:06 am: Edit

How come eggs get laid all the time and they don't get edited?
Spikes gets it and ZAP!

By Chefspike (Chefspike) on Monday, January 13, 2003 - 12:30 pm: Edit

ya well, we must not offend others.
its all in the context of how ya say it.
hows the family Manny?
everything ok down there in Flor-e-da ?

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