Remembering the French Laundry

Ages ago, I began the process of moving all my entries into a new version of Movable Type, a process I never completed. There are still about seven months of entries from 2002 that never made the transition, and sit only on my hard drive. One of those entries was my tale of eating dinner at the French Laundry, and many people have emailed asking why they can't find it on my site.

Well I'm happy to say I've reposted it: It's All About Finesse. All the rest of the stuff is still missing, but for all those who've asked for it, and for myself too, I've gotten it back online. I think it's one of my favorite megnut posts of all time. Every time I re-read it, it brings that magical evening rushing back. Hard to believe it was almost three years ago!

Has my Keller devotion waned in that time, you ask? Hardly! I got the Bouchon cookbook for Christmas and have already tried several of the recipes. And not only that, but I've been practicing for a return to one of Mr. Keller's kitchens by eating as much yummy food as possible, including a recent superb outing to Gramercy Tavern in New York City. My hope is to visit Per Se, Thomas' New York City outpost, later this year. Belly — and wallet — beware!