The French Laundry, Per Se

Maria Nguyen

" I wanted the two restaurants to be connected, but to have their own personalities.

We picked a few dishes from chef Thomas Keller’s new cookbook The French Laundry, Per Se to inspire your holiday cooking this year. The new book celebrates the unique yet overlapping personalities of his restaurants, The French Laundry in Napa Valley and per se in New York City, with recipes, stories, and philosophies.

The French Laundry, Per Se $49

Cream of Matsutake Soup © Deborah Jones Photography

Charcoal Grilled Honeynut Squash © Deborah Jones Photography

The Whole Bird w/ poached chicken, crispy skin, and sauce supreme © Deborah Jones Photography

Venison Rack Roasted over Grapevines w/ endive, date marbles, and grape beurre rouge © Deborah Jones Photography

Rhubarb and Custard w/ rose water whip, green tea sponge cake, Turkish delight, and rhubarb fritters © Deborah Jones Photography

Strawberry Tea w/ soba and matcha cream, yogurt, candied hibiscus, and mara de bois strawberry dipped in herb gel © Deborah Jones Photography