Living in Healdsburg has its advantages, great food and great wine. It also happens to bring chefs from around the country.
As it happens, Cousin Marco and I were enjoying a drink at Cyrus the night before bottling. We're talking with a couple guys from Pittsburg at the bar, when I catch some food chatter from the end of the bar. Sure enough, the other two gentlemen wrap food into the conversation and next thing you know, we're talking to a former sous chef from L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Jenny. Super cool, because I've eaten at both the NYC and Vegas establishments. While I don't think the food in Vegas is fantastic when compared to the original establishments, L'Atelier was quite an experience...expensive, but good.
Just so happens, Jenny is a good cook and can work a manual bottling press pretty well to. An absolute trooper, getting her hands dirty, helping out, taking pictures, and even sat on the ground with the rest of us and ate a sandwich and potato chips from Safeway. Thanks Jenny for all your help on bottling day. You're welcome in Healdsburg any time.