Thomas Keller's acclaimed restaurant The French Laundry is getting a makeover. The Yountville restaurant is getting a bigger kitchen and a garden and will close "for an undetermined period, likely later this year," the Napa Valley Register reports.
To make way for the remodel Keller "is negotiating with management of Silverado Resort and Spa to open a “pop-up” restaurant in the space that has housed the Royal Oak Restaurant for decades," according to unnamed sources the Napa Valley Register interviewed.
Details remain scarce about the renovation project but it won't impact the restaurant's dining room which will continue to seat 62 diners.
S.Pellegrino and Food for Soul, the non-profit organisation founded by Lara Gilmore and chef Massimo Bottura, form a new global partnership to drive social and environmental change and promote a sustainable food culture.