Today, we will explore a new tropical ingredient and how we can make a cake with it.  That special ingredient is cassava, and it was introduced to me by my friend Wendy.  But first off, what is cassava?????

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Cassava Cake (more…)

Ad hoc

The latest restaurant, “ad hoc”, opened in September 2006 in Yountville with a different fixed price comfort food dinner served family style every night. Originally intended to be a temporary project while Keller planned his lifelong dream restaurant for the location, serving hamburgers and wine, he decided to make ad hoc permanent and find a new location for the hamburger restaurant due to its overwhelming popularity. [via]

Continuing down the street from The French Laundry and Bouchon lies Thomas Keller’s more recent restaurant: Ad Hoc:

Ad Hoc, Yountville, CA
Ad Hoc: “for temporary relief from hunger” (more…)

Bouchon & Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon, Yountville, CA

After the success of The French Laundry, Thomas and his brother, Joseph Keller (currently owner/chef of Josef’s in Las Vegas), opened Bouchon in 1998. Located down the street from The French Laundry, it serves moderately priced French bistro fare, with Bouchon Bakery opening next door a few years later (in 2006 Keller opened a branch of the bakery in the Time Warner Center in Manhattan). Keller has joked in the past that the motivation for Bouchon’s opening was to give him somewhere to eat after work at The French Laundry. [via]