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Chef's Counter at Meadowood [Saint Helena]

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cobpdx Mar 30, 2013 09:13 AM

Any recently opinions regarding the regular tasting menu at Meadowood vs the Chef's Counter Menu (20 courses!). Have a reservation in late May and trying to decide which one to do. We have never been to the restaurant, by the way.

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    tjinsf Mar 30, 2013 06:03 PM

    Done both, I think the regular tasting is great for a first visit and you will probably get invited to visit the kitchen when you are doing the regular tasting in the dining room.

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      cobpdx Mar 30, 2013 09:14 PM

      Thanks for the input. Leaning towards the regular menu, but our other meals are not all that big, so .... there may be room for the chef's.

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      cobpdx Jun 4, 2013 01:07 PM

      Back from our trip. Here is the link to my review:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/904359

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        sfdoc Jun 24, 2013 11:15 AM

        The snack menu at the bar has to be one of the best values in the valley. They take reservations for this and it is only $20 for a succession (I had 6) of substantial amuse bouche style snacks. Cocktails are $18 and the by the glass list is very expensive (reds $25 - $125/glass, whites a little less). The wine list itself is extensive with several bottles in the $50-60 range. I ended up buying a bottle, having 2 glasses and they happily corked it up for me to take with me.

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          cobpdx Jun 25, 2013 09:04 AM

          Thanks. I wondered what was going on at the bar and once we had finished dining, I thought that I might have rather spent the evening there. I still would leave it on the list for next time based on your description.

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