In celebration of John’s 66th birthday, we go up to Napa for dinner at La Toque. It is nice that the restaurant is connected to the Westin Verasa so that we can just ride the elevator down to the restaurant and back up to our room afterwards. We decide to have the chef’s tasting menu which is nine small plates. We also get the wine pairing. Most of the dinner is very good. There are a couple of dishes that we like less but we are on the whole quite pleased. The service is outstanding. Here is what the tasting menu consists of –
And of course we are sent away with a little baggy of cookies in case we wake up in the middle of the night hungry.
I know this sounds like a lot to eat. And it is but the portions are very small. There is about three full spoonsful of soup in the first course and tiny bites of fish etc. Although there is a lot of wine, these are also small pours and have been drunk over three hours. Nonetheless, I am really glad that all we have to do is find the elevator and go to bed.
John has now informed me that he is planning on eating healthy and getting more fit in his 67th year. Oh, joy.