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Tag Archives: Thomas Keller

• Over $300,000 worth of wine stolen from Napa’s French Laundry

Over $300,000 worth of wine stolen from Napa’s French Laundry

A Christmas Day robbery at Yountville’s storied French Laundry restaurant netted a king’s collection of fabulous wines worth at least $300,000. The thieves, who jimmied a door at the wine room on the property, obviously knew exactly what they were going for. Most of the 76 bottles taken were from the Domaine de la Romanée […]

• The French Laundry Finally Unveils Its Stellar Spirits Program

The French Laundry Finally Unveils Its Stellar Spirits Program

Included in today’s Inside Scoop print column is the ceremonious unveiling of the French Laundry‘s long-awaited spirits program. It’s something that’s been in the works for a while, and the 4-star Yountville restaurant has been quietly pouring prized liquors since re-emerging from its winter break earlier this year. The idea of the spirits program, explains […]

• Not about booze, but newsworthy: The French Laundry pop-up in Harrods

Not about booze, but newsworthy: The French Laundry pop-up in Harrods

The French Laundry will bring a taste of US fine dining to the UK this autumn with a pop-up restaurant at Harrods. Opening on 1 October for just 10 days, the collaboration will see the London luxury department store’s fourth floor Georgian Restaurant transformed, bringing in the French Laundry tableware and staff to complement the […]

• Kenzo, Capcom founder, moves bigtime into Napa winemaking

Kenzo, Capcom founder, moves bigtime into Napa winemaking

Kenzo Tsujimoto is widely known in the video game world as the founder and chairman of Capcom (“Mega Man,” “Street Fighter,” “Resident Evil”). He is now on his way to becoming a major figure in winemaking as well. Located at 3200 Monticello Road in Napa on the slopes of Mt. George, Kenzo Estate’s winery and […]

• The French Laundry, Ahead of the Curve, Pairs Beer & Food

The French Laundry, Ahead of the Curve, Pairs Beer & Food

… ‘My friend told Christopher that I was a beer connoisseur. Christopher then offered to pair my courses with both beer and wine. At first I was hesitant, since there were only four beers listed on the menu. Christopher assured us that The French Laundry had additional beers hidden away in the cellar. There was […]

• French Laundry wine list goes iPad

French Laundry wine list goes iPad

“We were taken aback today with word that the French Laundry, of all places, will be taking its extensive wine list to iPads by year’s end. iPads. At the Laundry. Yep. Or perhaps it’s not the most surprising thing, seeing as iPads have become the trendiest thing in wine service these days — notably after […]