Thomas Keller comes home to LA, brings his seven Michelin stars

Reunions are ripe opportunities to show everyone how awesome you've become -- after all, if you weren't then how did you get this Ferrari? And these hair plugs? Returning home, the man, Thomas Keller, with Bouchon, open for reservations today.Set to take ressies for its Nov 18 debut, Bouchon's the first LA restaurant from uber-famous, seven Michelin-starred chef Thomas Keller, who was born in SoCal but gained fame in NYC and Napa Valley, where he still airs out his French Laundry. Bouchon's got a bistro vibe similar to the same-named spot in Yountville, with a mosaic floor, zinc bar, antique light fixtures, and a large patio; food runs French, with meat-centric options including duck leg confit w/ Brussels sprouts; red wine braised beef short ribs w/ carmelized Savoy cabbage, glazed sweet carrots, and jus de bœuf; and a potato puree/caramelized apple blood sausage, which is just completely ghoulish to bob for. If fish's more your thing, they're serving up a massive seafood platter, as well as cod brandade w/ tomato confit & fried sage; Maine bouchot mussels w/ white wine, mustard, and saffron; and pan-roasted trout w/ almonds, beurre, and haricot vert, also a move you can do in Tony Hawk if you've managed to snag all the video cassettes.Bouchon's also got a full bar and a bunch of craft beers, as well as a wine program with the unique feature of occasionally inviting SoCal vintners to specially blend a single barrel of vino exclusively for the restaurant, which they'd only do for someone so completely awesome, with a full doll-like head of hair.