He’ll be checking his list and checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice… That’s right! Thomas Keller is coming to Toronto (you weren’t thinking about someone else now were you?
For those who don’t recognize the name, Keller is one of the top chefs in the world. He owns multiple restaurants including French Laundry (California) and Per Se (New York) which are typically both featured in the top 10 restaurants in the world. Ad Hoc is a scaled down and more affordable (yet still not cheap – dinner is around $50 a person without beverages) version.
Ad Hoc has an emphasis on casual, community and family style dinner. It is open 5 days a week (plus brunch) and has a menu which changes daily depending on the season and market offerings. The menu appears on the website every day.
Here’s Keller giving a small introduction to Per Se and his view of it:
Keller is in Toronto to promote his new cookbook, Ad Hoc at home. The offering appears to be accessible recipes for many of us who could find some of his previous cookbooks intimidating thought exciting. He will be interviewed at the Toronto Reference library. Tickets are $80 and include an autographed copy of the cookbook. You can buy them by visiting or calling the Cookbook store.
I’ll be in attendance so if you’re there let me know and say hey!