AFTERNOON Head to the Carneros Inn's scene-y Boon Fly Café for bacon Bloody Marys and the heavenly smoked-salmon flat-bread, but save room: Tonight's dinner is a doozy. (FYI, this fancy hotel feels like its own charming mini-town, with 86 picturesque cottages over 27 acres. Rooms from $535.
EVENING No matter how many raves you've heard, Thomas Keller's three–Michelin star French Laundry won't disappoint. (Have your hotel concierge hook you up—the restaurant starts taking reservations two months out.) Settle down for nine world-rocking courses, from oysters and caviar surrounded by "pearls" of tapioca to pork jowl with royal Blenheim apricots, Sicilian pistachios, and whole-grain mustard jus. Ogle the 120-page wine list, with its $8,000 Screaming Eagle, but know that you can also BYOB for a $75 corkage fee.