I think that the French Laundry has a very good scam going. I have always noticed that the first 2 bites of many dishes at any nice restaurant are the best. It is after that that we get more analytical about what we are eating. Most of the portions at the French Laundry are only 2 bites. Chef Keller is very talented but not nearly as talented as his reputation. Maybe more restaurants should serve 9 course meals of only 2 bites per course. I would be interested. I get bored easily too.