@crustaceanbh dinner for Salon. My favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Elizabeth An, who runs it (her mom is still in the kitchen!), and her husband Gordon had dinner with us, which was sublime. I met Elizabeth and her sister Catherine 20 years ago, when they gave me a ride home from an OG wine dinner at Patina (downtown in Disney Hall), in Catherine's little convertible (i scrunched in back -- this was pre-uber); but I had been going to Crustacean since it opened. Now, finally after a lengthy redo and then a pandemic shut-down, this incredible place is blazing again. We had the usual suspects of Salon -- which paired so well with the tasting menu Elizabeth and her chefs created. The 1985 Anniversary Antinori (only made in Magnum) was a very interesting red interlude. WOTN: As usual, the 96 (with special mention to the 88, 99 mag and 12). Photos by Joseph Wong.