Yountville's Moveable Feast (December 1, 2009 – February 28, 2010)
Beware of these "deals." I was up in the area earlier this week. Went to Bistro Jeanty for $1 oysters at the appointed hour, they apologized and said that they didn't get any oysters in that day.
We then headed to our reservation at Ad Hoc, again at the right time, and said we were there for the Moveable Feast offer. They said that it is only available if booked through the hotel. Of course, there is no mention of this on the website or flyer.
Feeling a bit put off, but recognizing that $10 isn't a big deal for us (but apparently it is for them). We had dinner anyway. It started off well, with a very good hearts of romain salad, but the main course was a plate of below average bbq. Tender yet almost flavorless ribs and brisket, that could not be saved by the succulent shimp and slaw that came with them. I've been to Ad Hoc several times now, and as much as I have enjoyed their vegetable dishes, there's nothing particularly outstanding that would motivate me to return yet again.
With BJ I think it was just bad luck, they were sincere and fixed us some good drinks. But after having two strike outs, I would strongly encourage you to call and confirm before relying upon any information in the yountville.com flyer.
6476 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599
Don't know of some of these are regular options but they sound like good deals
Bistro Jeanty – Fresh Shucked Oysters or Foie Blond Pate Special. $1/ea. (3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Mon. – Thurs.).
Bouchon Bakery – Complimentary chocolate bouchon with purchase of any coffee.
Bouchon Bistro – Late night offering with choice of Soupe a l’Oignon or ½ dozen freshly shucked oysters followed by a Croque Madame. $20/person.The croque itself is about $16. I'd suggest the oysters because of how rich the sandwich is in addition to a mountain of fries. Getting onion soup with that would probably killl you Actually this is so much food that two could share it ... so $10 each ... deal.
So do you havve to buy some sort of passport thing? I can just imagine going to Bouchon Bakery and trying to score the free bouchon and getting a haasle
You can either stop by the Yountville visitors' center or print out the PDF file with Hemingway's picture - I thought the passport thing would be a credit card size piece of paper, but I guess not.
When I spoke to the lady at the Yountville CofC, she said that you can just mention that you want the moveable feast, but I'm guessing not every server at every restaurant might know what you're talking about.