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Sorry for self-promoting.

Have you visited our sister site, "MouthfulsOfOurselves.com"?

 

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You're a good writer.

This quirky play on a salmon pinwheel had that extra dimension of the kate moss-thin cone for texture interest.

Please continue to self-promote post here, because that report was an utter treat to read. Every word. Especially "Ass Cheese."

 

I'm in the middle of a book called Pig Perfect. Peter Kaminsky writes of a French chef, Jacques Lameloise.

Once, years before, I had eaten at his restaurant. On that occasion, he uttered the most earthy colloquialism I have ever heard. As the cheese course was being offered, Lameloise came out of the kitchen to make chitchat with the diners. He turned to me and pointed to the Epoisses, which had a rich and rotten bouquet: "Try this one. We say is it rassé." Roughly translated, it means "as fragrant as a maiden's ass." Even in the land of Rabelais, I found this a little over the top, but then, I am not from France, a nation that divides the world into two classes: Things You Eat, and Things You Make Love To.

 

Great post, D.

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"Try this one. We say is it rassé." Roughly translated, it means "as fragrant as a maiden's ass." Even in the land of Rabelais, I found this a little over the top, but then, I am not from France, a nation that divides the world into two classes: Things You Eat, and Things You Make Love To.
Or both, he should have added.
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I really enjoyed your review--thanks!

 

I ate at the French Laundry three weeks ago and didn't enjoy the lamb course too much either. It was cooked too much for my liking. We had a delicious lobster course with beets and leeks, and the foie gras torchon I had there was an amazing consistency. I've eaten a lot of foie gras in my life, but that course stands head and shoulders above the rest! It was like eating foie gras for the first time!

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Hey, that's funny you found the lamb less than perfect. Guess we're not off the mark on that call...you just assume nothing could ever go wrong, but Keller's been known to throw a curve ball that hits the catcher in the nuts once in a while. I'll give him a break...this time. The lobster course was everyone's favorite, and I heard other tables making the same claim.

 

Keep Eating!

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  • 4 years later...

Thomas Keller recently confirmed to Nation's Restaurant News that the French Laundry will now have BMW luxury vehicle service provided for area guests. In honor of the alliance, he's created a BMW inspired menu item of pork loin and bratwurst. TK was finishing a round of golf at a BMW sponsored golf tournament in the Chicago area.

 

Diners at The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., will be able to catch a free ride to and from dinner in a BMW ActiveHybrid 7 as part of a new partnership between the luxury car maker and chef Thomas Keller.

 

BMW officials said the partnership was designed to introduce the new high-end vehicle — priced around $107,000 — to guests of The French Laundry, who fit the car maker’s target market.

 

 

Read more: http://www.nrn.com/article/thomas-keller-strikes-partnership-bmw#ixzz0zGw75SwF

 

 

 

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