Join Pursuitist as we take our readers on a photo culinary journey at chef Thomas Keller‘s renowned The French Laundry.
Yountville, California, is in the heart of Napa County. Located in the middle of the Napa Valley wine growing region, Yountville is also the home of The French Laundry, a gourmet restaurant owned by chef Thomas Keller, with a three star rating from the Michelin Guide. Every day, The French Laundry serves two different nine course tasting-menus, none of which uses the same ingredient more than once.
Keller’s fine-dining nirvana awakens the senses with soul-satisfying French-American tasting menus paired with amazing wines and served with formal flair in a setting that oozes class and sophistication. Dining at the French Laundry is an otherworldly event (plan on three to four hours), but the finale is an astonishing meal that you’ll remember the rest of your life.
The exterior of The French Laundry:
Most casual travelers can’t get a reservation unless they’ve booked it months in advance. If you aren’t one of the lucky diners, console yourself with a trip around the restaurant’s culinary gardens. Here are the gardens across from The French Laundry:
Chef Keller’s chickens:
And a few of the chef’s BMWs.
Then, the meal begins… Enjoy our photo tour of the French Laundry experience…
Afterwards, we visited Chef Keller’s kitchen:
Christopher Parr, is the Editor and Chief Content Creator for Pursuitist, and a contributing writer to USA Today, Business Insider — and the on-air host of Travel Tuesday on Live at 4 CBS. He is an award-winning luxury marketing veteran, writer, a frequent speaker at luxury and interactive marketing conferences and a pioneer in web publishing. Named a "Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger” by USA Today, Parr has also been selected as the official winner in Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ 2023 list of the “Top 50 Best Luxury Influencers and Bloggers in the World.”