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The French Laundry

  1. controversies
    A Retrial Has Been Ordered in Thomas Keller’s Pregnancy Discrimination CaseThe plaintiff filed an appeal two weeks after the verdict was reached.
  2. controversies
    Thomas Keller’s Discrimination Trial Begins TodayThe plaintiff alleges that the chef’s company forced her out after she became pregnant.
  3. crimes against wine
    The French Laundry’s Wine Thief Will Serve 15 Months in the SlammerHe made off with 110 bottles worth an estimated $550,000.
  4. news you can booze
    Man Pleads Guilty to French Laundry’s $500,000 Wine HeistThe thief admits he stole some of the world’s rarest wines from one of the country’s best restaurants.
  5. Wine Crimes
    Two Men Indicted in Massive French Laundry Wine RobberyThe pair allegedly stole $300,000 worth of rare wine from Thomas Keller’s acclaimed restaurant.
  6. Bargains
    Here’s Your Chance to Buy the French Laundry’s Kitchen (Sort Of)Thomas Keller is selling all of the equipment his team has used for the last decade.
  7. Wine Crimes
    Most of Thomas Keller’s Stolen Wine Has Been RecoveredThe bottles turned up in North Carolina.
  8. Pop-Ups
    Thomas Keller Launches Ad Lib, a ‘Temporary Restaurant’ SpecializingDon’t call it a pop-up.
  9. Cellar Doors
    A Thief Stole Some of the World’s Best Wine From the French Laundry“We are confident that if and when any of the stolen bottles appear in public, they will immediately raise questions and red flags among the wine knowledgeable.”
  10. Temporary Closings
    The French Laundry Served Its Final Dinner for a WhileThomas Keller was working the pass.
  11. Winning
    Dinner at the French Laundry Is Now a Lottery PrizeWith a “special personal gift” from Thomas Keller.
  12. Full Fat
    This Rare Butter Costs $49 Per Pound — and It’s Absolutely Worth ItIt’s Thomas Keller’s absolute favorite, for one thing.
  13. News
    Can Thomas Keller Convince New Yorkers to Pay for Restaurant Tickets?The chef has some major changes planned for 2015.
  14. Lists
    Here Are the 2015 Michelin Stars for San Francisco; Benu and Saison Both GetChefs Corey Lee and Joshua Skenes join the three-star club.
  15. Planned Service Changes
    The French Laundry to Get Upgraded Kitchen and GardenIt won’t be any easier to get a reservation.
  16. Planned Service Changes
    The French Laundry and Per Se Are Getting More Expensive Next YearDon’t worry, though, service is still included.
  17. Booze You Can Use
    A $2,000 Glass of Scotch, a $600 Cigar, and Other Delights From the FrenchThis is for high rollers only, obviously.
  18. Lists
    Manresa Slips Off the World’s Top 50; French Laundry Slips TooThe French Laundry is now 47th in the world, according to the Pellegrino folks, down from 43.
  19. Culinary Tourism
    Seven Small Towns That Are Inundated With Michelin StarsPlaces like Colmar and Knokke-Heist may not be on your culinary radar, but they probably should be.
  20. Empire Building
    Timothy Hollingsworth Plots Casual Taqueria Chain, Post-French LaundryAlso, he’ll be moving to San Francisco or L.A. come spring.
  21. Video Feed
    Watch the Country’s Best Chefs Pay Tribute to Thomas KellerYes, Thomas Keller makes his kitchen staff do double-duty as his caddies.
  22. Chef Evolutions
    Ruth Reichl Once Called Thomas Keller ‘Really Depressed’The most perfect perfectionist of all.
  23. Brand-zino
    Somewhere Between J.Lo’s Nip Slip and Angie’s Right Leg, There WasThe chef gets some great French Laundry publicity during the Oscar telecast.
  24. The Grub Street Diet
    French Laundry Chef Timothy Hollingsworth Spent His Break Gorging on Japanese inSee his informal guide to good eats on Oahu.
  25. Kerfuffles
    Occupy Protest Descends on French Laundry, SWAT Team Is SummonedThe protest lasted about an hour, and was prompted by a rumor that JPMorgan Chase was in the house.
  26. Other Cities
    Sam Sifton Signs Off, Calls Per Se the Best Restaurant in New YorkThe French Laundry spinoff gets its four stars renewed.
  27. The Other Critics
    London Critic Is Mostly Impressed With French Laundry Pop-UpMight the London critics be harder to please than Michelin?
  28. Sneak Peeks
    Keller Tweets First Shot of London’s French Laundry Pop-UpIt’s a blue door!
  29. Video Feed
    Watch a Clip From a New Thomas Keller DocumentaryThe fawning half-hour doc is airing only in Southern California at the moment.
  30. Pond-Hopping
    Keller Will Take the French Laundry to EnglandIt will be a ten-day pop-up in Harrods.
  31. Interviews
    Thomas Keller Has a System for Watching American Idol, Craves“This is my first year being really into it … I DVR each episode so that I can fast forward through Randy Jackson, J.Lo, and Steven what’s-his-name.”
  32. Lists
    Noma Still the Best Restaurant in the World; French Laundry SnubbedThe winners (and a notable loser) from this year’s S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards.
  33. Nonstaurants
    Thomas Keller to Open London Pop-Up Inside HarrodsBut he’s in no hurry to open a real, live restaurant there.
  34. Seriously?
    Christmas Carols and French Jokes at the French LaundryExcuse me, waiter. There seems to be a choir in the dining room.
  35. Foodievents
    What You (and We) Missed at the French Laundry Holiday PartyWe still haven’t been invited, but it sure looks fun.
  36. Video Feed
    Achatz Honors French Laundry’s ‘Sweet Sixteen’It’s a pretty intense tribute to Thomas Keller.
  37. App-etizing
    French Laundry Wine List Goes Paperless… With iPadsThomas Keller’s always been forward-thinking, but c’mon now.
  38. FYI
    Man Offers $300 For French Laundry Res
  39. Trends
    Putting the Feet Before the Belly: How Pork Trotters Became Such a ThingA look at how pig feet took over menus around the country.
  40. Party Chat
    Thomas Keller Will Gladly Wear a Superman Cape If a Domineering Woman Tells HimThe French Laundry and Per Se chef talks about accessibility, superheroes, and what he likes to eat.
  41. Lists
    Gary Danko Tops Zagat Survey For Seventh Year RunningSince 2005, Gary Danko has been #1 in the eyes of Zagat readers.
  42. Quote of the Day
    In Re: French Laundry’s BMW Chauffeur ServiceKeller explains the whole corporate partnership thing, and why they don’t need cars at Per Se.
  43. Back of the House
    A Look ‘Behind the Stove’ at The French LaundryThe ‘Chron’ goes deep into the back of the house at the Napa Valley restaurant
  44. Funnies
    No Joke: Thomas Keller Strikes Corporate Partnership, Puts BMW-Themed Dish onNaturally, it features bratwurst.
  45. Marketing Gimmicks
    Will Thomas Keller Do for BMWs What Batali Did for Vespas?The chef has inked a new partnership with the luxury brand.
  46. Openings
    LaBan Predicts JG Domestic Will Be on Par With Keller’s French LaundryThe Inquirer’s food critic has high hopes for the Iron Chef’s next venture.
  47. Interviews
    Interview: Jordan Kahn Offers An Early Dose of Red MedicineDespite the growing hype, the chef is more concerned with feeding his hard-working peers.
  48. Bookshelf
    Guardian Lists Top 50 Cookbooks of All Time, Snubs Thomas KellerThey also left off Mark Bittman. Seriously?
  49. Neighborhood Watch
    Washbag Closes, Red Velvet Fried Chicken at American Cupcake, and MoreA new sushi restaurant in Laurel Heights, a venerable old bar and grill shutters, and more.
  50. The San Francisco Diet
    Timothy Hollingsworth Ate Some *Really* Spicy Sh*t in SydneyThe French Laundry chef files a San Francisco Diet all about his trip Down Under.
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