The French Laundry Approved for Expansion


Thomas Keller posted a celebratory shot of the news of The French Laundry's expansion to his Twitter.

The French Laundry is about to get a whole new look. Thomas Keller’s famous, award-winning Napa Valley restaurant just got approval from the town of Yountville, California, to undergo a major expansion and renovation. According to the Yountville town council meeting agenda, the approval was for a “kitchen expansion and new entry approach, paving and landscaping for the parcels located at 6640 Washington Street.”

Thomas Keller’s culinary empire is pretty busy these days.  We reported last month that Chef Keller also got approval to open up a gourmet ice cream shop called Bouchon Creamery, which will offer 12 flavors of ice cream, sorbet, and frozen yogurt.

We reached out to Thomas Keller Restaurant Group for more information on the plans for The French Laundry’s new look, but have yet to hear back.


Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi