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Thomas Keller does country club with his pop-up Napa restaurant Ad Lib
Thomas Keller does country club with his pop-up Napa restaurant Ad Lib

Thomas Keller has a new restaurant. But not for long. Think of it as a shooting star, crossing the Napa Valley firmament, briefly. How briefly is yet to be decided. The much lauded chef’s flagship, the French Laundry, is getting a new kitchen. In fact, by next week the old one will be torn down; the restaurant has been closed for renovations since Christmas. But in order to occupy his staff during the closure, Keller decided to open a pop-up this January hosted by the Silverado Resort and Spa, a short drive from his Yountville headquarters. The resort, with its antebellum-influenced facade of tall white pillars and a dated interior (carpeting in the bar and folks...

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