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Did Thomas Keller just launch the most expensive kids' meal in L.A.?

Did Thomas Keller just launch the most expensive kids' meal in L.A.?
A salmon dish at Bouchon in Beverly Hills. The restaurant has launched a new kids' menu with a version of the salmon dish, with spinach, for children 12 and younger. (Cheryl A. Guerrero / Los Angeles Times)

When it comes to kids' menus, the options are slim. Chicken fingers, pizza and macaroni and cheese seem to be repeat offenders.

But what if Thomas Keller, chef-owner of the French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon, made a menu for kids? 

Keller has launched a new children's menu at Bouchon, his Beverly Hills bistro known for white tablecloths, French food and an attached bakery below the restaurant.

Instead of chicken fingers, kids 12 and younger can order chicken paillard with French fries cooked in peanut oil. Fish sticks are replaced by salmon with spinach. And instead of goopy macaroni and cheese, there's elbow macaroni with tomato sauce. There's also croque monsieur, and you can order a side of fries or seasonal vegetables.

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The only catch? The salmon and chicken are each $19. The fries are $7, and the croque monsieur is $15.

This may actually be the most expensive kids' menu in all of Los Angeles.

I'm just a big kid who likes oysters and martinis. Follow me on Twitter @Jenn_Harris_

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