Of all the crazy news reports and columns about last week's Department of Health kerfluffle at Per Se, Steve Cuozzo at the New York Post delivers the best takedown of all -- calling the violations "criminally ludicrous."
If nothing makes you hungry for a perfectly seared steak like a restrained woman lying spread eagle on her back with her bra showing, then congratulations! Nick Varano is opening the restaurant for you!
Far from the academically/mildly interesting lecture series that most people expected, Thomas Keller Day at the Culinary Institute of America became, for two hours, an actual cross-section of life at The French Laundry. Thanks to photos from the CIA, we’re now really able to show you what we meant when we said that Thomas Keller, Grant Achatz, Jonathan Benno, The Mast Brothers, and a cast of dozens staged a re-enactment of service: we mean that their play, “Sense of Urgency,” really did re-enact service.