Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant
As you sit under the changing colored lights of Plumed Horse's dining room and the champagne cart rolls up, you quickly realize this is one of the great fine-dining restaurants of the Bay Area.
Chef-owner Peter Armellino serves the best abalone dish we've ever had: Davenport shellfish, grilled and accented by California caviar, smoked oysters and fennel bisque. Another stunner: black pepper and Parmesan souffle doused in lush uni and Dungeness crab fondue. À la carte dishes run $17-54, while nine-course tasting menus are $125, plus $98 with wine pairings.
The wine selection is equally impressive, with a range of treasures: from a young, balanced 2012 Kistler Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast to amazing French burgundy 1994 Domaine Robert Arnoux 1er Cru Vosne-Romanee. Madeira lovers, take note: the impressive selection here dates back to 1863!