Thomas Keller’s Oysters and Pearls from Counting Calories in America's Best Restaurants Slideshow

Counting Calories in America's Best Restaurants Slideshow

Arthur Bovino
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Thomas Keller’s Oysters and Pearls

Thomas Keller’s signature dish at the famed French Laundry, oysters with pearl tapioca and caviar, contains 349 calories per serving. That’s a lot for a small dish, but seems small considering the amount of cream and butter. Here's how calories were portioned in the recipe for Oysters and Pearls published in The French Laundry Cookbook.

 

Calorie Breakdown
Pearl tapioca: 5 calories
Milk: 260 calories
Oysters: 50 calories
Cream: 1026 calories
Crème fraîche: 220 calories
Egg yolk: 219 calories
Shallots: 11 calories
Vinegar: 4 calories
Butter: 815 calories
Caviar: 75 calories
Chives: 1 calories

 

Total = 349 (divided by eight servings)