10.27.2005

Thomas Keller at the Watergate?

Warning: Completely unsubstantiated rumors ahead...

Could it be true? A San Franciso-based food blogger has sparked a rumor that Thomas Keller, of French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon fame, might be opening a restaurant at D.C.'s own Watergate Hotel.

The rumor has been tossed around over at donrockwell.com, but there have been no solid sources identified. Rumor on the chat thread also claims that Keller was dining at CityZen last week, where his French Laundry protégé Eric Ziebold heads the kitchen. Read into that what you will...

If true, this would be the biggest restaurant news to hit our fair city in a while. D.C. is already poised to gain a few top-notch restaurants, with some of our best chefs, including Ris Lacoste and Michel Richard, branching out.

But there is no hard evidence at present to support this claim. If any pops up either way, I'll post it here.

3 comments:

Warwick said...

Hey, even with the caveat, pretty nice dish, Amanda. Keller in DC would be quality, even if the prices are somewhat criminal. Then again, nothing new for the Watergate. :)

Andrew said...

Amanda,

To my knowledge, the Watergate Hotel is going condo....I am almost positive of this and it will be within the next year or so.

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