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The New York Times recently reviewed Hotel Luca in Yountville, California, and while it did give the Napa Valley hotel props for its prime location and great staff, the paper didn't exactly give the Tuscan-like spot a ringing endorsement.
On the plus side, the 20-room hotel is off of a road filled with vineyards, offers quick access to the wineries along the Silverado Trail and is a short stroll from restaurants and shops. But even more important, the staff came to the rescue of the reviewer who was hitting some dud wineries. The reporter called the hotel concierge from the road to ask for recommendations, and within a half hour she had made him an appointment at a private winery.
We apologize in advance for any hurt feelings. Living on the Monterey Peninsula (aptly dubbed the land of the newlywed and nearly dead) seemed like a grand idea, but was ultimately a mind-numbingly boring exercise nwhich we ended up enduring for nearly five years in the name of love. (Visiting is a whole different scenario.) We despise golf, dig live music and culture, appreciate diversity and don’t have a trust fund.
We also like to eat out past 9 p.m., which was a difficult feat until restaurateur/hotelier David Fink opened instant restaurant hit, Cantinetta Luca. That single smart business decision played a major part in making our social life on the Monterey Peninsula more tolerable.
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Foodies and lovers of Thomas Keller's culinary skills rejoice!
A luxury hotel across the street from Keller's French Laundry restaurant has been approved by the city of Yountville, Calif., reports Eater SF. The inn is a Keller project and would be run in conjunction with the foodie mecca. From the Napa Valley Address:
The general look of the new inn will be flat roofed buildings with a minimalist, geometric form, built of simple, humble materials said John Frame, the architect. The inn's name was originally submitted as the Aloysius Inn and should break ground next spring.
The inn will have only 20 rooms and a dining/lounge area, although no details are out on that yet. Keller will also have some sort of burger stand opening in Yountville sometime soon so it's safe to say that Yountville can also be known as Kellerville.
Until all these things open however, you will have to settle for just a dinner at French Laundry. Unless you have a Bucket List or just loads of money, then consider the Poetry Inn's birthday bash cooked by Keller himself.
[Photo: Eater SF]