One perfect day in Yountville, CA

Visit this this quaint, upscale town during Napa Valley's off-season for great deals on lodging, wine tasting, and small-town R&R.

Sara Schneider

Worship at the altar of Thomas Keller
It's the French Laundry celeb chef's town—we just eat in it. When we're lucky. Here are 3 killer Keller spots that won't break the bank

When the tiny takeout hut behind Ad Hoc reopens in April, don't walk but run there for the chicken box lunch with veggies and cornbread (at left). It will set you back only about $17. $$; closed Sun; 6476 Washington St.; 707/944-1565.

Bouchon Bakery
Try one of the butter-crisp scones or nab a slice of the famous ham quiche for breakfast. It involves as much cream as a custard will bear. $; 6528 Washington St.; 707/944-2253.

Ad Hoc
One menu each night, served family-style—the chef's way of inviting us to Sunday dinner. Hope for deliciously old-fashioned chicken fricassee. Closed for renovations until spring; $52; 6476 Washington St.; 707/944-2487.

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