Simplicity At It's Best

Some things are better if fussed with less.....Just stop, don't add anything else, a hard thing to do sometimes. As a chef, you're always convinced there's "one more thing" it needs to "make it".

"When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: to make people happy. Thats what cooking is all about." This quote is posted on the wall of the kitchen at the French Laundry and embodies the core philosophy of the restaurant.

The unpretentious quality of this salad is the very beauty of it. The flavors of watercress and arugula are allowed to come through.

Appetizer Salad
Watercress, arugula, frisee, baby spinach, sherry vinaigrette, Parmigiano-Reggiano, red onions, strawberries.