A Temporary Kitchen Worthy of Three Stars
8 April 2015
"Another sequence equally important to the expansion is that of its construction. With a projected timeline that might have killed the project with the length of restaurant closure, Envelope A+D devised Temporary Kitchen, an interim solution that placed The French Laundry’s existing kitchen within shipping containers in the one part of the site not involved in the renovation. With Envelope A+D’s prior experience in projects like Proxy, a Hayes Valley accumulation of curated shipping container storefronts, the Temporary Kitchen solution was a natural—and logistical—fit for Chef Keller. The French Laundry has reopened with Temporary Kitchen, which will serve as the primary chef station during construction, until the expansion is completed in late 2015."