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French Laundry

  1. Start Saving
    Grant Achatz’s Next Will Debut a French Laundry–Themed MenuIt will “faithfully recreate” a meal that Achatz ate with his father on his first day working at Thomas Keller’s restaurant.
  2. Next Level
    French Laundry’s Kitchens Are Now in Temporary Shipping ContainersMajor renovations won’t slow Thomas Keller’s roll.
  3. Quote of the Day
    That Time Thomas Keller Found Andrew Zimmern Blacked Out in the Liquor RoomThings were different back then.
  4. Chef Shuffles
    French Laundry Vet Tim Hollingsworth Hired By L.A.’s Michael ZislisThe chef will consult on all of the owner’s properties and cook during a guest-stint at Strand House.
  5. Quote of the Day
    Thomas Keller Says There Are No More Iconic Restaurants in S.F.’Maybe it’s people’s [lack of] commitment to restaurants or the need for change.’
  6. Openings
    Now Open: Agricola, Providing Good Reason to Roadtrip to PrincetonThe restaurant has partnered with a nearby farm to cultivate a little bit of the French Laundry tradition in the Garden State.
  7. Chef Shuffles
    Timothy Hollingsworth to Leave the French Laundry, Move to L.A., at the End ofHe’s planning to spend some time surfing, learning video production, and eventually refining the concept for his planned taqueria chain.
  8. Chef Shuffles
    Charles Olalia Promoted to Exec Chef Position at PatinaThe 29-year-old chef traces his roots back to Guy Savoy and French Laundry.
  9. Chef Shuffle
    Sacré Bleu! Le Bec Fin and Walter Abrams Part WaysThe French Laundry-trained chef climbed aboard last summer when the restaurant changed hands.
  10. The Tab
    America’s Most Expensive Tasting Menu Is $1,160 (for Two)That’s really a lot of money.
  11. Chef Shuffle
    Timothy Hollingsworth Leaving the French Laundry; Per Se Sous-Chef Taking OverHollingsworth and David Breeden will work together until the spring.
  12. Foodievents
    French Laundry Chef Timothy Hollingsworth Comes to the City for Special EventIt’s a mix-and-mingle chef demo about holiday appetizers.
  13. Videodrome
    Thomas Keller Can Also Watch His Bouchon Kitchens at the Same TimeThe master chef gets all Big Brother.
  14. Lists
    2013 Zagat Bay Area Rankings Drop, Remain Odd and Irrelevant [Updated]It all makes very little sense, once again.
  15. The Other Critics
    Le Bec Fin Is ‘Exciting and Relevant’; El Jarocho’s Tacos AlRounding up the region’s restaurant reviews.
  16. Booze You Can Use
    French Laundry Will Soon Serve CocktailsAlso, Ad Hoc is adding a full bar too.
  17. Oeno-File
    Meet the Bay Area’s Five New Master SommeliersIncluding one woman!
  18. Let Them Eat Foie
    Now That Foie Gras Is Illegal, Here’s What California Chefs Are StillChefs like Hubert Keller and Thomas Keller are finding equally expensive ingredients to tout on menus.
  19. Celebrity Settings
    Perez Hilton Eats at French Laundry, Tweets 43 Times During DinnerThat’s one way to ruin a perfectly lovely dinner.
  20. Look Who’s Popping Up
    Kevin Kathman Kicks Off AK Supper Club at CapriThe chef’s career has past found him cooking at French Laundry, Daniel, Arpege, and Gordon Ramsay.
  21. Before They Were Famous
    Oh, and Joanne Chang Went to HarvardBoston’s best chefs have killer resumes.
  22. Interviews
    The Reboot Part Deux: Chef Walter Abrams Talks Le Bec-FinThe former French Laundry chef tells Grub Street about what to expect from a newly relaunched Le Bec-Fin.
  23. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Chef Says His Food Is No Less Healthy Than ThomasThe chain’s corporate chef claims, “I don’t see anything on the menu that’s unhealthy.”
  24. Interviews
    Nicolas Fanucci Talks About Rebooting Le Bec-FinIn the second chapter of Philly’s most famed restaurant, former French Laundry general manager Nicolas Fanucci will bring back some of the Le Bec-Fin glory.
  25. Rumor Mill
    Thomas Keller Headed to Miami?It’s still in the rumor stage.
  26. Oeno-File
    America Has Four New Master SommeliersOut of the 63 who took the test, only four made it this year, and they’re all from the West.
  27. The Great Outdoors
    French Laundry Opens Up Its Courtyard for Al Fresco DiningThe new table seats eight to twelve.
  28. Coming Soon
    Le Bec-Fin to Relaunch in JuneWhen it reopens, the once great restaurant will be helmed by French Laundry alumni.
  29. Lists
    Manresa and The French Laundry Both Crack Pellegrino’s Top 50Also, Coi rises seventeen places to 58.
  30. Chef Shuffles
    French Laundry Snags Pastry Chef From NomaRene Redzepi tweeted the news.
  31. Front of House
    The French Laundry Gets a New General ManagerMichael Minnillo is a fourteen-year vet of the Thomas Keller Group.
  32. Chef Shuffle
    French Laundry Vet Walter Abrams Will Helm Le Bec-Fin; Talula’s Alum GoingThe French Laundry vet will head Le Bec’s kitchen when the restaurant opens later this spring.
  33. Closings
    Say Au Revoir to Le Bec-FinIt’s truly the abrupt ending of an era.
  34. Quote of the Day
    Michael Pollan Says Eating at the French Laundry Is Too Much WorkHe calls it ‘a four-hour ordeal.’
  35. Front of House
    The French Laundry Loses a Manager to PhillyFanucci will be coming in at the once iconic restaurant as a partner.
  36. Oh By Georges
    Say Au Revoir to Georges Perrier at Le Bec-FinSupposedly the deal’s been in the works for months.
  37. Lists
    Like Zagat, AAA Discovers Manresa for the First TimeAlso, they’ve totally ignored the Restaurant at Meadowood yet again.
  38. Neighborhood Watch
    Morph Says Goodbye; Ruby Skye to Serve Food on New Year’s; and MoreAlso, Three Twins Ice Cream pops up again.
  39. Mediavore
    A Look at the French Laundry Holiday Party; Jewish Food Going ArtisanalThe fire department wasn’t invited, but they showed up!
  40. Mikey Likes It
    Are Marlowe’s Baked Oysters the Best in the City?Mr. Bauer certainly thinks so.
  41. Gastronomics
    Gastronomics: How Chefs Learned to Monetize Veggie PedigreesFelix Salmon looks at how the rise of bespoke produce gave restaurants the opportunity to sell relatively inexpensive ingredients at premium prices.
  42. Video Feed
    French Laundry London Pop-up Gets Its Own Sizzle ReelThomas Keller would like to remind you that his food is really quite exquisite.
  43. Rumors
    A French Laundry Follow-Up in Malibu? Come On!Now that Wolfgang Puck has abandoned the idea, incredible rumors fly.
  44. Lists
    So, Which Restaurants Have the Best … Doors?Designer David Rockwell has got some thoughts.
  45. Menu Changes
    Grant Achatz Is Going to Just Start Cooking Other Chefs’ FoodHe’s mulling menus inspired by the French Laundry and El Bulli for his Chicago restaurant Next.
  46. Hopelessly Delayed
    Vita, Laura Cunningham’s Aborted Yountville Project, Files for BankruptcyWe’re not sure this spells any kind of hope
  47. Deals
    Want to Eat at the French Laundry Tonight?A Midwestern chef in town has an extra seat at his table.
  48. Bookshelf
    L.A. Times Festival of Books: What’s In It For Foodies?Duff Goldman and Thomas Keller are sharing the same stage, but fortunately not at the same time.
  49. Food Politics
    Even the Bananas at the French Laundry Are FancyThomas Keller’s kitchen is serving Gros Michel bananas.
  50. Price Check
    Benu Does $500 Dinner, French Laundry Raises PricesThe regular tasting menu at Benu will run you $270 including wine, the same price the Laundry just went up to.