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Oct. 22nd, 2007

05:32 pm - Foodie geek-out

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Thomas Keller was on our flight home from JFK to SFO last night.

Yes, THE Thomas Keller.

In case you don't know who I'm on about: http://www.frenchlaundry.com/tfl/tflthomaskeller.htm

As we passed him (standing with his 2 staff, one of whom had been seated in the seat in front of me on the plane) at the off-site parking shuttle stop, on our way to the long term parking shuttle stop, I asked him if he was the famous Thomas Keller, and he said no. :P

I don't know if he was lying because he didn't want to talk to a fan of his work at 1am on a darkened SFO sidewalk, or if he was being modest. ;-)

It was an Ad Hoc meeting! ... well, perhaps not even a meeting Per Se. (Sorry! Bad Keller puns! Capitalisation hints at the horrific puns).

Current Mood: geekygeeky

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From:crankyfool
Date:October 23rd, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)

OMG!

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Dude, it's like ships passing in the night! Guess where I am!

Thomas Keller's bed!

No, kidding, in NYC, arrived yesterday for Interop.
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From:mavjop
Date:October 27th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)

Re: OMG!

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So, speaking of Keller, urox and I went to Ad Hoc! This evening! AAAAAAUGHLGLGLGLGLGL... YUM!
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From:crankyfool
Date:October 28th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)

Re: OMG!

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Amusingly enough, we stayed at The Hudson last week for Interop. We only found out on Thursday that Per Se was literally half a block from us, so we visited Per Se at dinner on Thursday.

I'd highly recommend the experience.
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From:mavjop
Date:October 28th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)

Re: OMG!

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Wow! Per Se? On a whim? Geez. Lucky barsteward. :)

Of course, we went to Ad Hoc on somewhat of a whim. We only called at 4pm or so yesterday, and had the option of either 6pm or 9pm (the latter being a cancellation). We went for the latter, it being physically possible. =)
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:October 28th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)

Re: OMG!

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Actually, visiting Per Se on a whim was very easy -- I'd have expected it to be harder.

Of course, I suspect if we had actually wanted to eat there, rather than simply look at the outside of the restaurant and read the menu, it may have been non-trivially harder. And more expensive.

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From:mavjop
Date:October 28th, 2007 02:41 am (UTC)

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Hah! You tease, making me think you got to eat there.
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