Michael Pollan Says Eating at the French Laundry Is Too Much Work

Not a Keller fan.
Not a Keller fan. Photo: Melissa Hom/NY Mag

“I don’t have a lot of patience for that kind of food, where it becomes the center of the whole experience and you can’t have a sustained conversation because the waiter has so much information to impart … I don’t know, it felt like work.” — Michael Pollan, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday at the French Laundry, and calls it “a four-hour ordeal” followed by a day of recovery. Hope he didn’t say this to whoever was paying! [Denver Post via Eater]