I would say there are a handful of things in my life that haunt me. The cancelation of Perfect Strangers, my monthly Amazon purchases, and...

The One Meal That Haunts My Dreams: Single Thread Farms

 I would say there are a handful of things in my life that haunt me. The cancelation of Perfect Strangers, my monthly Amazon purchases, and not buying Bitcoin when it was $1.58. But one situation in particular that stands out in my mind was my meal at Single Thread Farms. It has been about 3 years and the meal continues to play over and over in my head like a newly released Justin Bieber song on a Summer day.

Now just like everyone else, I love fancy shit. Vintage Porsches, expensive watches, banned cheeses from Foreign countries. But, Fine Dining was just one thing I never got into. While I appreciate the food, it's the overabundance of hospitality that gets on my nerves. You see, I have something called a " Resting Brooklyn Face" (old Brooklyn, not New Brooklyn) which people tend to think I am pissed off when I'm actually just fine. In my past experience such as Del Posto, Nakazawa, and 11 Madison Park I felt the servers were trying to overcompensate on services due to my "Fuck you" demeanor and honestly it was just annoying. I don't trust nice people.

In April of 2019, I found myself in Napa Valley, California, and knew I wanted only 2 things, in-n-out and to give another shot at fine dining. I didn't want to go the typical route and just go to Thomas Keller's French Laundry like every other schmoe with a food blog and a heartbeat but instead opted to try something different in the Sonoma Valley Called Single Thread Farms.

Single Thread opened up on the ground floor of The Single Thread inn 2016 serving up Japanese-influenced cuisine. Single Thread quickly racked up rave reviews from the food world including 3 Michelin Stars and the 50 Best Restaurants in the world.

Upon entering the restaurant you whiz past their kitchen which is open, yet kind of closed off from the rest of the dining room. The dining room is paneled with dark wood, lantern-type lighting, and probably the most comfortable chairs I have ever plopped my ass in. 

I am not even going to attempt to try and remember what was served to me during dinner I have a hard time trying to remember what I ate for lunch, let alone something I ate 3 years ago. Hopefully, the photos below will give you an idea, a boner, and maybe you will understand why this meal haunts me daily.

As you can see, everything was incredible, from the food, the wine, and even the services. The staff must have been classically trained Ninjas because I never once saw someone fill up my glass of wine, yet my glass was never empty. I actually was able to enjoy my meal and not be asked if "everything is okay over here". Everything and anything was on point at Single Thread Farms and this is why this meal goes down in my book as the best meal I have ever had in my life, ever. 

Single Thread Farms