A Special Guest at Bottling

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.