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Old 08-10-2008, 02:28 PM   #11
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awesome read, thanks a million for posting this! Many kudos!
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:53 PM   #12
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Nick, that was an incredible article!

That you knew so much about what you were experiencing, and your ability to express your appreciation of it all in writing is really impressive!

I fear that such a place would be wasted on me, but it was fun to read how much you savored it!

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Old 08-10-2008, 07:14 PM   #13
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Thanks guys, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my review. Writing is not my area of strength, but I tried to express what I experienced. I wanted others who haven't been there to have a sense of what The French Laundry is like (at least through my perspective).

We also ate at Bouchon for lunch the day before. It was good, but not anything to write home about.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:15 PM   #14
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Your writing is a lot better than you give yourself credit for.
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:11 PM   #15
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Nick, I admit I skimmed some of it. From start to finish, how long did your meal take? I apologize if you mentioned that already. One more thing:

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like two hogs having put down nine courses and seven glasses of wine each
LOVE that phrase! I'm so very jealous of your experience it makes my head spin!
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Wow! This was great!
Thanks.!!
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:51 PM   #17
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It was between 2 1/2 and 3 hours, but seemed less than an hour.
I can't wait to go back!

We may try and go to Per Se in New York City sometime next year to try the East Coast Keller experience.
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Old 08-10-2008, 09:04 PM   #18
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All I can add to the above is WOW!!
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Old 08-11-2008, 12:05 AM   #19
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Fantastic review!

It's funny, I live less than 30 minutes away and I have never gone. It's probably one of the only places in this area I have not eaten at. I always plan to but haven't got around to it.

Bouchon is decent, I agree with Nick in this case. It's nothing to write home about but it's a cheap way to get the 'Keller' experience.
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Old 08-11-2008, 08:12 AM   #20
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While you expressed your feelings about the whole experience; food, servers, buildings, grounds, ambiance, you wrote with your head. And that made for an easy to follow story that kept me in and involved and looking forward to the next part. You seemed to tell it exactly as you experienced it. Opening simply, then getting more complex, then easily sliding out, saited.
I'm glad you were treated well and were given some extra attention.
Thank you for sharing with us.
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