Posts Tagged ‘ The French Laundry ’

Thomas Keller, chevalier

June 9, 2011

Chevalier Thomas Keller

April 19, 2011
Chevalier Thomas Keller

Chef Thomas Keller joined a select group this year when he was named a chevalier by the French Legion of Honor. Only two other Americans who work in food have received that honor, Julia Child and Alice Waters. Keller celebrated the award at a recent ceremony at his Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry...
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Star-studded dining

October 26, 2010
Star-studded dining

The new Michelin Guide rankings are out for the San Francisco Bay area and there are two surprises. One is that The French Laundry finally has company in the three-star bracket with The Restaurant at Meadowood also making it into that hallowed rank. Congrats to Chef Christopher Kostow and his innovative cuisine. The other is that Chez Panisse in...
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Travels in France

Lovely Languedoc

  I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do...
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Carcassonne: A Fairy Tale City

The ancient walled city of Carcasonne had me before hello. Just driving up to the fantastically fairy-tale expanse of walls, turrets and towers was...
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Languedoc dogs

Look out, winery dogs of Napa Valley. Yes, I know you’re cute and featured in all sorts of books and articles, but let me...
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Swept away by cassoulet

Ever get annoyed by people who go to the South of France and proceed to rave over the victuals? Well bite me, because today...
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Top 5 differences between hiking in Berkeley and the South of France

Somewhere between the vegetable gazpacho and the duck confit, I realized my hike in La Clape, part of the Languedoc wine region of France,...
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Party like a paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival

Two things are vital if you want to chase stars at the Cannes Film Festival. First, you need to know a clued-in and friendly...
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