Ad Hoc is superstar chef Thomas Keller’s newest addition to Yountville, California’s Washington Street—we suspect it’ll be renamed Keller Drive soon enough. Keller’s combination of a set daily menu, family-style servings, and a relaxed staff makes the restaurant worth visiting. Our recent meal ended with a Basque-style cake that would leave a Bilbao grandmother jealous. Chowhounds are in love with Ad Hoc’s fried chicken—they think it is perfection.

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