The French Laundry prix fixe: "The most amazing night of my life"

Discussion in 'Restaurant Reviews' started by live_to_cook, May 30, 2002.

  1. live_to_cook

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  2. athenaeus

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    Wow :eek:

    " It's all about finesse"...
     
  3. kimmie

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    When I bought the book (a present from me to me!) I became absolutely obsessed with Keller and his passion for food. I started digging up reviews and all sorts of clippings (on the net).

    The book was proudly displayed on my butcher block while a lot of the recipes from the book were made, eaten and appreciated by my hubby, friends and colleagues at work.

    Next step I guess is to go there! It's only a question of when for me! :cool:
     
  4. mezzaluna

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    Now I have a new goal in life! Site of our west coast Chef Talk gathering?? :bounce:

    Start saving your dollars in a can today!
     
  5. britcook

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    I've had the cookbook for a while and, assuming I can get reservations, I'll be dining there in October. This review kinda reminds me why we'll be going.
    It was Anthony Bourdain (possibly on this board even) who reckoned that his meal at The French Laundry was probably the best he had ever eaten.
     
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    take me with you... Take me with you.... TAKE ME WITH YOU...
    I can yodle!
     
  7. isa

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    One day I'll get to The French Laundry, La Brea Bakery, Chez Panisse...
     
  8. pollyg

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    It sounds so beautiful.
    The article reminded me of that high you get when you eat somewhere that is totally superb.
    The smile that lasts all night...
     
  9. mezzaluna

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    Yes, Britcook, I recall that comment from Anthony Bourdain from his series, "A Cook's Tour". He also talked about that meal when he spoke here on his book tour. He was absolutely at a loss for words ("Man.... man..... man.... Oh my God....") or words to that effect!
     
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    had the wonderful pleasure of eating at the french laundry over 4 years ago, glad to read that it is still as magnificient as ever.
    one of the top 10 meals I ever had
     
  11. jinmyo

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    I think that Keller's work (through the resto but the book as well) has a potential for envigorating any cook that encounters it. His technique of scraping fish skin with the back of a knife to express excess moisture before firing it is utterly obvious once you hear about it. But it takes hearing it and Keller said it.
     
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    I've always scraped the fish skin with the back of my knife, but I thought it was to make sure there were no scales left. ;)
     
  13. kimmie

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    As posted by Mezzaluna
    Great idea Mez...

    Furthermore, if we are very very nice to Jock this coming weekend, maybe he....;)
     
  14. jinmyo

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    Heh. Sometimes I did. Sometimes I didn't. But once I understood how it would enhance the flavour and texture...
     
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    Hey Jinmyo - nice to see you here. Welcome to Cheftalk.
    Looking forward to your comments!
    Regards,
    Monkey
     
  16. jinmyo

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    Hi, monkeymay. Thank you.

    I'll probably read more than post, at least for a while.