You know you won't get any work done the Friday before Christmas, so why not take a long lunch at the culinary enclave? Here's a rare chance to see the renovated mansion and its lovely, albeit dormant, gardens in the daylight. Chadwick & Co. usually reserve their kitchen-capades for the evening meal, but something--maybe the holiday spirit, maybe the economic death spiral--has gotten into the chef-owner, and he's flinging open the doors for lunch. The yuletide schedule coincides with the arrival of truffles from France, so if you're lucky, the midday menu might include a few shavings of black gold. Food will be lighter and prices lower than the standard Chadwick's dinner, and there will be no pressure to turn the table. It's yours for the day. Who are you kidding? You're not going back to work after this. Call 254-8585 for reservations.
Fri., Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 2008