One of the most celebrated restaurants in America, the Michelin Guide San Francisco recently awarded The French Laundry their highest rating of three stars for the sixth year in a row, making Thomas Keller the only American-born chef to have two three-starred Michelin restaurants, in both Napa Valley and New York City.

The daily pre fixe tasting menu is offered at both lunch and dinnertime for a flat rate of $310 without wine pairings, plus optional upgrades like an additional $125 for truffle mac and cheese and $100 for wagyu beef. I also paid $100 to secure a reservation through a sneaky little concierge number on one of these genius tip forums.

Was it worth it? If you're a foodie, hell yes. This is the creme de la creme of dining.

The very definition of food porn.
“OYSTERS AND PEARLS” Sabayon of Pearl Tapioca with Island Creek Oysters and White Sturgeon Caviar
This is what a $125 bowl of mac and cheese looks like. Yes, that's all truffle. The official name of this dish is "CARNAROLI RISOTTO BIOLOGICO” with Parmigiano Reggiano and Shaved Black Winter Truffles from Provence.
Ruined on bacon wrapped scallops for life. More officially, this is the STONINGTON MAINE SEA SCALLOP “POÊLÉE” Spanish Caper “Panade,” Roasted Cauliflower, Meyer Lemon Confit, Wild Miners Lettuce and Brown Butter.
The eight dessert courses seemed never-ending, some sweet, some savory, always on point.