The French Laundry

Cross a BIG one off of my Bucket list!  I’ve just returned from a weekend in the Napa Valley where, after years of anticipation, I finally had the joy of dining at The French Laundry.

Led by culinary genius Chef Thomas Keller- the only American chef with two Michelin 3-star restaurants- diners spend months trying to score one of the 16 tables at this modest, stone farmhouse, tucked away in the tiny town of Yountville, California where a 4-hour culinary adventure like no other awaits them.

I’ve posted some of my personal photos to share with you below- or as I like to call it “my food porn”.   Special thanks to Chef Thomas Keller, Michael Minnillo, Lauren Van Ness, and the entire dream team at The French Laundry for making it a night to remember.

-Jessica

An Amuse Bouche of Salmon Tartare Cornets to start the evening…

Caramelized Artichoke & Black Truffle Soup…

Oysters and Pearls…

Hen Egg Custard…

Salad of Hawaiian Hearts of Peach Palm…

Rouelle of Dover Sole…

Alaskan King Crab Boudin…

Carnaroli Risotto Biologico with Shaved White Truffles…

Surf and Turf with Japanese Wagyu Beef…

Reblochon Cheese Course…

And an Assortment of Desserts…

Thank you so much Thomas Keller- a wonderful evening was had by all indeed!

If a trip to Yountville isn’t in your near future, check out Chef Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry Cookbook:  featuring stunning food photography, his heart-felt personal stories and all of the recipes created for his restaurant.  A GREAT holiday gift idea for any food lover!

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