- a spread similar to thousand island dressing.
- one slice of tomato (two if one won't cover the entire bottom bun)
- a portion of lettuce
- onions are always offered when you order. They come as a fresh slice by default, but chopped and grilled onions are available by request. The amount is constant regardless of the number of meat patties unless you ask for extra or lite of a condiment.
Animal Style is the most popular "secret" style. In addition to the standard toppings, animal style burgers include:
- extra spread
- extra grilled onions
- mustard fried onion each meat patty.
You can also customize your fries. Here, Jim and I split a basket of fries, animal style.
- Overture, Fresh goat cheese warmed table side over Himalayan rock salt. Andante Dairy, Sonoma County.
- Brillat Savarin (cow) Fromagerie Delin. Normandy, France.
- Tomme de Chevre (goat) Ossan. Pyrennees, France.
- Soumaintrain (cow) Fromagerie Gaugry. Burgundy, France.
- Appenburger (cow) Halbhartkase, Appenburg Switzerland
- Blue D'Auvergne (cow) Rodolphe Le Meunier. Auvergne, France.
Mandy - Cart "a Glace." Ice Cream sundae hand "churned" table side using minus 320 degree Fahrenheit nitrogen. Chocolate sauce, almonds, whipped cream, cherries on top.
Jim - Root Beer Floating Island. Frozen root beer meringue, sassafras caramel, vanilla ice cream sauce.
If it wasn't such a fancy place, or if they had not seated us in the middle of the main dining area and entry way, I would have photographed every course and the amuse buche, and the three extra sweet nibbles they brought to us at the end of the night. I felt like waiving my white napkin over my head and yelling "I surrender."
Chef Jesse Wiley Mallgren is a true genius - he said he never went to culinary school. Wow, what a gift he has!!!
Jim and I being silly on the bus.
Our first stop of the day was Robert Mondavi, the godfather of winemaking. They have an excellent tour, making this winery the Disney Land of Napa. Serioulsy, they take you through the vineyard, explaining the planting and growing process, then you go to the wine making facility and see what goes on after harvest. The tour ends with a grand tasting of estate wines.