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$300K in Stolen Wine Found on Opposite Coast

Stash from California's French Laundry recovered in North Carolina

(Newser) - Nearly 80 bottles of wine valued at least $300,000 made it clear across the country after being stolen from a posh California restaurant, but the vino is back in safe hands now. The Napa County Sheriff's Department says wine stolen from the world-renowned French Laundry in Yountville, Calif.... More »

Thieves Grab $300K in Wine From Famed Restaurant

Renowned California restaurant 'The French Laundry' is hit

(Newser) - Burglars who knew their wine made off with nearly 80 bottles from a high-end California restaurant. How high-end? Figure at least $300,000 worth of vino, reports the Los Angeles Times . The break-in occurred Christmas Day at the Michelin-starred French Laundry in the Napa region, and some of the bottles... More »

El Bulli Repeats as World's Top Restaurant

Catalonian chemistry lab keeps Britain's Fat Duck in No. 2 slot

(Newser) - For the third year in a row El Bulli, the restaurant-cum-chemistry lab outside of Barcelona, has been named the world's best restaurant. Feran Adrià's "gastronomic temple" got the top gong from a group of 700 chefs and critics. For Bloomberg's food writer El Bulli is "highly technically... More »

Now Taking Reservations for Sometime Next Year

The country's hardest-to-get dinner reservation is in ... Pennsylvania?

(Newser) - Move over, French Laundry. The US' most in-demand dinner seat is in "flyspeck" Kennett Square, Pa., 35 miles from Philadelphia, Portfolio writes. Talula's Table takes reservations for its single, 12-seat table one year in advance. "My parents paid me $30 to stand out here," says one teen... More »

Mouth Cancer Strikes Top Chicago Chef

Alinea master gourmet Achatz may lose taste from treatment

(Newser) - Award-winning Chicago chef Grant Achatz, owner and head chef of top-rated restaurant Alinea, has a squamous cell carcinoma in his mouth, he announced yesterday. While doctors believe his long-term prognosis is good, it is possible that the chemotherapy necessary to treat the cancer will deprive Achatz of his sense of... More »

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