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Ratatouille a la Remy (Confit Byaldi by Thomas Keller)

Ratatouille!  Before I dive into the lists of new recipes I’m dying to try, I wanted to transfer over the ‘Ratatouille a la Remy’ I made almost two years ago from my tumblr.   650 more words


Restaurant Review: The French Laundry

NOTE: This post was originally published in August of 2011 after our visit to this amazing restaurant. It is being republished for Flashback Friday. I still look at these photos and drool a little.  4,140 more words


Restaurant Review: Ad Hoc

NOTE: This was originally posted in October of 2010 after our visit in May of that year. 

Simple yet ingenious. That’s how I feel about the concept behind Ad Hoc in Yountville. 805 more words


The Misguided Gentleman and Soup

“I don’t like soup for dinner,” he proclaimed. “It is too insubstantial.”

‘Twas a shame, because he was otherwise a handsome man, and smart. I nodded, at the same time feeling pity for him. 393 more words

French Laundry, a dozen years ago

French Laundry celebrates twenty years this year. While sifting through some documents, I found a copy of Chef’s Tasting Menu from our Anniversary celebration in 2002. 153 more words



– Candy Champagne

I recently read an article about Thomas Keller’s “15 Lessons from 20 Years of the French Laundry”. It is 20th anniversary of the renowned Napa restaurant this year (and you still need to book a reservation 6 months in advance!). 81 more words

A Garden Party

Chef Thomas Keller held a twentieth anniversary party for The French Laundry in the gardens across the street. Oh, to have been on the guest list… 16 more words