Thomas Keller Comes to Beverly Hills For KCET

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It goes without saying that acclaimed chef Thomas Keller, the man behind Napa’s The French Laundry, New York’s Per Se, and Beverly Hill’s Bouchon, is quite a busy man. It seems newsworthy, then, that somewhere between managing his restaurants, preparing the US team for the 2013 Bocuse d’Or World Cooking Contest, and amassing a collection of awards (we’re talking a James Beard Award, Michelin Stars, and accolades from numerous restaurant critics, including our own Patric Kuh) he is able to squeeze in a visit to Los Angeles.

Keller will be in town on June 12 and 13 to support KCET Uncorked!, a pair of dinners at Bouchon Bistro, the proceeds of which will help support the newly-independent KCET public television station.  On June 12, Santa Barbara winemaker Jorian Hill’s will pair his with a menu of French culinary specialties crafted by Bouchon Chef de Cuisine Rory Herrmann, while Chef Keller will be in attendance for a personal tour of Bouchon’s kitchens. Tickets for that event will go for $250. For those with deeper pockets, Thomas Keller and his team will prepare an exclusive six-course chef’s tasting menu to be served along with wines from Rusack Vineyards on June 13. The cost: $2,500.  That’s certainly a steep price, even for those who love to support their public television (Go Huell!). But we’d put our money on T.K. being the one chef able to serve a meal worthy of a cool two-and-a-half grand.

 

Sunday, June 12, 7:00 p.m.
$250 per person
Monday, June 13, 5:30 p.m.
$2,500 per person (limited to 60 guests)
Bouchon Bistro
235 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(323) 953-5357 or www.kcet.org/tickets