The Best of the Best 2003: Dining - The French Laundry

  • Scott Haas

Easily bored, chef Thomas Keller continues to challenge himself and the world of gastronomy. Whether it is cauliflower panna cotta with Beluga caviar or his version of coffee and doughnuts (cappuccino semifreddo with miniature cinnamon-sugar doughnuts), you can taste the mischievous efforts of a chef who continues to evaluate what makes things flavorful. But this is not a chef who cooks for his own amusement; dining at The French Laundry in the Napa Valley town of Yountville, Calif., is an experience of gustatory pleasure that borders on sinful.

The French Laundry, 707.944.2380

Read Next Article >>
Photo by Lila Photo
The eighth annual festival will include dinners, cocktail parties, tastings, and more…
The winner of the competition is given the opportunity to study under a master chef…
Photo by John Farrell
The high-end restaurant chain has opened its 11th location, providing surf-and-turf fine dining...
Chefs David Bouley, Dean Fearing, Pierre Gagnaire, Nancy Oakes, and Wolfgang Puck nominated this...
The food and hospitality staple of California wine country is hosting 12 holiday charity dinners in...
Dining tables are overtaking gambling tables as Sin City’s hottest spots…
Photo by Ted Morrison
In the Piedmont region of Italy, where Cristiano Cremi­nelli’s family has been curing artisanal...
Photo by Deborah Jones
Chef Thomas Keller and a coterie of fans toast the legendary restaurant’s 20th anniversary…
The experience take places from July 30 through August 30 and joins together the visual and...
Santa Maria–style barbecue and other Southern California fare were among the event's culinary...