Going to The French Laundry is a great experience. I did it once and really loved it. Yes that's the bill for our dinner from 2009!
The kitchen rules help explain why it is well worth the price. Most are focused on quality and the experience and might not be too much of a suprise. This one might be:
Closed Circuit TV
On one wall is a giant closed-circuit TV screen that connects the French Laundry's kitchen to Per Se's kitchen, in New York, so chefs at both award-winning restaurants can see their colleagues 2,500 miles away and feel a mutual sense of purpose, says Keller. “Some people think it's like Big Brother, or you're watching them. No, it's not at all,” he says. It's about “connectivity.”