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How Hubert Keller Almost Died After Eating Tuna

Plus Thomas Keller settles claims at Per Se, things you didn't know about Wolfgang Puck and more.

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Hubert Keller recounts a story about almost dying after eating tuna in Tahiti 10 years ago. The chef behind Mandalay Bay’s Fleur and Mandalay Place’s Burger Bar “was on his death bed for six months, fighting a blood infection and a nervous system infection.” It puts a different perspective on “really rough days” for Keller. “I say, ‘There’s much more than that.’”

Thomas Keller’s Per Se will pay $500,000 to settle claims that it pocketed tips meant for employees who worked at private-dining events. While the restaurant got rid of tipping in 2005, it collected a 20 percent service fee in the private dining room and told guests who inquired that it was like a tip.

The Daily Meal takes a look at Wolfgang Puck and offers up five things you didn’t know about him. Of note, he’s played himself on TV shows such as CSI, Las Vegas, The Simpsons, Frasier and Tales from the Crypt and on film in The Smurfs, The Weather Man and The Muse.

Thrillist publishes its list of 17 “most important restaurants and includes places such as L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, Andrea’s, Andiron Steak & Sea, Giada, Bazaar Meat, Lotus of Siam, Raku, Burger Bar and Restaurant Guy Savoy. 

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