The Thomas Keller Gift Guide

The famed French Laundry chef unveils gift baskets for the high roller
Chef Thomas Keller
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Chef Thomas Keller


Thomas Keller, the renowned chef behind Napa’s The French Laundry and New York’s Per Se, has released a curated line of gift sets for the holidays. Ranging from the expensive to the very expensive, they’re a faithful continuation of what you might expect from Keller’s high-end (and notoriously expensive) restaurants: luxurious, smartly arranged, and drool-worthy. They’re marketed as "experiences" instead of simple gift sets, and can all be purchased here.

The Chocolate Tart and Port Wine gift set ($250) contains everything needed to recreate Keller’s chocolate tart at home, with a bottle of Meyer Family port wine thrown in for good measure.

The French Laundry Sparkling Wine & Caviar gift set ($1,000) includes 2 ounces of Petrossian Royal Kaluga Caviar, a small bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut Champagne, a French Laundry buckwheat blini mix, and blini pan, spatula, and two mother-of-pearl caviar spoons.

Per Se’s Black Truffle Risotto gift box ($850) comes with a 3-ounce black truffle from Provence, an engraved wooden truffle shaver, and all the additional ingredients needed to recreate the restaurant’s black truffle risotto at home.

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Keller is also selling autographed first-edition copies of his books Bouchon and Under Pressure for $300.