Posts by Tom Plant
It has every element of a fine tequila without a hint of harshness. At $60 a bottle, it’s worth every penny. This is one tequila you’re going to want to sip and savor.
Tom Gore told me that on a recent phone visit. A second generation farmer, his dad moved to the Alexander Valley in 1973 and Tom was born two years later. His 2014 Chardonnay lets the vineyards speak.
The music continued and the smell of smoke from meat being grilled began to waft into the room. You expect Malbec when you attend an Argentinean tasting and we tried two from 2012; La Posta Pizzella from Mendoza and Colome Estate from Salta.
He put that idea on the back burner until he lost his job in 2004 and thought to himself ‘what the hell?’ Starting with $78,000 and a naive stubbornness, M2 was born.
Clearly I needed more French fries, so chef promptly sent out an order of truffle fries ($6.50). The first thing to hit you is the aroma of truffles. They, too, were cooked to perfection and served piping hot.
We checked into our suite and were immediately impressed with how well appointed it was. No attention to detail was spared. The bathroom was larger than many hotel rooms I’ve stayed in and the shower can easily fit two. Walk onto the patio and you’re in the vineyard.
For entrées we opted for the Argentinian style Gaucho steak and pan seared local white sea bass. Each carries a $10 up charge to the $30 restaurant week menu, but they were divine and easily worth the extra money. I challenge you to find a better $40 dinner.