SanFo faux pas

My dear friend Adi Wang, an heir to a big Chinese fortune in case you’ve forgotten, was in San Francisco and all his affluent Chinese friends were scrambling to entertain him as always.

One of his richest and most chichi friends, with real NoCal social clout, invited him to dinner — a reservation that she had made two months before and which would cost at least USD $ 240.00/xx a head, without wine — at the uberchic, difficult-to-get-a-table “French Laundry,” the famous Yountville, Napa Valley restaurant of renowned chef Thomas Keller.

When told that dinner the next evening would be at the “French Laundry,” Adi Wang snapped:  “Wala pa naman akong ipapa- ‘dry clean’ ah!!!  At puro Italian ang mga damit na dala ko ha, walang French!!!”  [ “But I’m not having anything ‘dry-cleaned’ yet!!!  And all the clothes I brought are Italian huh, nothing French!!!” ]

Bwahahahahah!!!   😛   😛   😛



  1. juja said,

    August 16, 2007 at 10:13 am

    More Adi Wang stories! I hope his friends are looking out for him, though. He seems too gullible.

    PS Love love love your blog.

  2. August 15, 2007 at 6:15 am


    I do too. I love His Money even more. *lolsz!*

    Toto Gonzalez

  3. violet said,

    August 13, 2007 at 9:44 am

    i love adi wang :}

  4. Garganta Inflamada said,

    August 12, 2007 at 7:54 am

    well sure, you or your host were out $300+ for ONE friggin’ meal! Suckers are born every day! 🙂


  5. Mangaranon said,

    August 11, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Eating at French Laundry was one of my memorable dining experiences!

  6. Garganta Inflamada said,

    August 10, 2007 at 8:40 am

    If u got me on Adi Wang’s guest list for the French Laundry, I would’ve straightened a few of his misconceptions. Maybe got him to open a competitor across the street with an establishment actually called The CHINESE Laundry — with all the stereotypical accoutrements of a Chinese Laundry — but the restaurant is uberupscale — and you can actually lead your laundry before the meal — and there is a bet — depending on how the stock market did that day — get charged inversely for your laundry. That’s a more exciting idea than that simply boring, overrated FRENCH Laundry. Maybe someone will take me there.


  7. edouard said,

    August 10, 2007 at 5:17 am

    That is simply hilarious! Anyhow, the French Laundry is not just an uberchic restaurant, it is an experience. It is worth the wait and money. On a side note, Gary Danko’s in San Francisco is also great!

  8. August 9, 2007 at 4:29 pm



    I miss you!!!

    Toto Gonzalez

  9. divina said,

    August 9, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Dear Toto,

    At last you are writing again!

    I love this series. Keep it up.

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