Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chef Thomas Keller

Its an honor to write about chef Thomas Keller, the legendary American chef. 

A bit about chef Thomas Keller:
Thomas Keller (born October 14, 1955) is an American chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer. He and his landmark Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry in Yountville, California, have won multiple awards.

In 2005, he was awarded the three star rating in the inaugural Michelin Guide for New York for his restaurant Per Se, and in 2006, he was awarded three stars in the inaugural Michelin Guide to the Bay Area for The French Laundry. He is the only American chef to have been awarded simultaneous three star Michelin ratings for two different restaurants.

More about chef Keller can be found:

I ate in Per-Se and it was a great experience. Yes, it was expensive. How was the food people ask me, do you know how much you paid for every bite? Its hard to enjoy a meal if you think this way. Even if you eat a burger for $10 you dont want to pay 50 cents for every bite you take. 
The dinner in Per-Se was perfect which is a good and not so good thing. Everything was done perfectly but there were no real surprises. As I wrote, perfect or maybe too perfect?

But there is no doubt chef Thomas Keller is an amazing chef and a food icon.
I enjoyed finding out about his part in the movie Ratatouille and decided to try his recipe.

More details to come...
By the way, the word legendary makes me smile thinking about HIMYM :)


  1. "¿Do you know how much you paid for every bite?" Lol, that's hilarious, I've never heard of anybody making maths about the money they spend on every bite.
    I don't really get the perfect-too perfect part, was it not so good because it was all you could expect and that didn't surprise you?

    Anyways, nice blog. I found it thanks to some spam page in my traffic sources and the research I made about it. So I found your comment and saw that you got caught by that, too.
    I hope nothing bad happens with that. But something good had to came out of that: I found your blog (;

    Take care and keep going.

    (sorry, my english isn't that great, I hope you can understand me anyway =) )

    1. Hi,
      Your English is great amigo :)
      Let me try and explain again the "perfect - too perfect" thing.
      When you pay so much money for a meal you expect to be wowed. The food and services should be superb - and they were. This is the perfect part.
      The too perfect is there were no twists. I knew what I am going to taste and what is going to be the texture for almost every bite I took. I wasnt surprise. And this is something I expected to be...

      Thanks for your comment and good luck handing the spam.
      Lady V.