Pete Wells recently downgraded Thomas Keller's Per Se to two stars in a New York Times Review
Esquire published a piece with some thoughtful responses from variety of chefs around the country including Naomi Pomeroy
Thomas Keller responded with a letter to his customers on his website
I thought the whole thing was interesting. I'd love to eat at French Laundry or Per Se, but honestly, I'd never pony up that much money for a meal when I can have a great night out in Portland for less than a hundred bucks a head including pretty good wine, a cocktail or two and a generous tip.