December 11, 2012
After his interview/talk at the JCC on Saturday night, Thomas Keller (successfully) dined at Frances according to this sighting from the Dapper Diner (other tweets mention he dined with the Chronicle’s Michael Bauer, who interviewed Keller that evening).
November 22, 2011
Vis-à-vis a post on Facebook from chef James Ormsby, I learned Thomas Keller came in to Saison to dine last week. Chef Joshua Skenes said the kitchen was super excited to have him in: “As young cooks, we were all inspired so much by his book—we were raised on it.”
November 16, 2011
TK and his party ended up dining at Bar Tartine instead, thanks to a glowing reco (and phone call) from Paul Einbund at Frances.
October 12, 2010
And chef Alexander Ong at Betelnut was honored to cook for the 95th birthday of Chuck Williams. Ong made Williams’s favorite, the beggar’s chicken, along with pig, cumin lamb, and Chuck polished off two scoops of vanilla and strawberry ice cream for dessert.
December 8, 2009