I’ve never been to the French Laundry. I like me a fancy restaurant and the prices don’t offend me; it’s just never come up. Also I feel like things that are that fancy are challenged to ever be “worth it”. I have a lot more consistent and interesting experiences one tier down.
This is a new brand and a new strain for me. No surprise on the strain. If you read the label in the pics above you’ll see that they cross bred two of their own CA based names and came up with it. I think they try to tie it to being like charcuterie? I wasn’t paying very much attention. The branding is decidedly silly. Fortunately, the silliness stops at the box. This is really nice grass. It almost has like a chocolate or mole smell rather than the more citrus-y stuff I have been finding. And really big purple streaks if you look in the more close up pics.
This bud has a kind of sleepy high. For some reason I also felt at first like my eyes were on springs – like those wacky novelty glasses you can buy. But that went away. Then I think I felt like Eric Stoltz in Mask for a second. Can I say that? I mean I did but was it offensive? I’m just saying my face felt like it hit a brick wall. I’m not trying to trash on Rocky or anything. That was his name, right?
I feel like Eric Stoltz is probably not one of those “fun to meet” celebrities. Except in very specific and rare situations. But like that’s not a guy that takes a selfies at a restaurant, right? He just seems sensitive. Also all that stuff where he got kicked off Back to the Future seems telling. Though if course people grow and he was a kid back then. I’m sure he’s reasonable now. Is he even in stuff anymore? I feel like he and Topher Grace could totally play a believable father and son. They have the same puppy dog eyes.
So yes I like this here French Laundry. Despite its silly box and gold logo. Why do they always pick gold on black? It’s a very strange and consistent aesthetic across a number of different brands. Like also Team Elite Genetics and I think another one I’m doing in a few days call Cream of the Crop.