I've got the opportunity to take my wife to the French Laundry for our anniversary.
This is probably the only chance we will get to go there and I'm curious as to what the wine list is like, particularly with regard to prices. What is the mark-up? Are there good wines at a reasonable price (by which I mean less than $100, preferably significantly less)
I understand that corkage is $50. I have a reasonable cellar, mainly Californian and Australian wines priced in the $40-$100 range. What's the cross-over point whereby it becomes worth bringing your own wines as opposed to ordering off the list? Typically when I go out I order sparkling and/or white wines off the list and bring older red and dessert wines
Presumably there is a wine pairing option? How much does it cost, and what sort of wines do they pour? Would you recommend it?
Including tax, tip, corkage, wine etc. what should I expect this evening to cost?
Any advice would be appreciated.