French Laundry $300,000 Worth of Wine Stolen From Restaurant You'll Never, Ever Get Into

12/31/2014 8:42 AM PST

French Laundry -- $300,000 Worth of Wine Stolen From Restaurant You WIll Never Get Into

In the 1%-iest crime of 2014 ... thieves made off with $300,000 worth of wine from French Laundry ... the Bay Area restaurant that is known to be the hardest place in the country to get a table.  

Thieves cracked open a door to the wine room on the property and made off with 76 bottles ... some of which retail for as much as $15,000.

The alleged break-in took place on Christmas Day after the restaurant served its last meals on Christmas Eve before a planned six-month closure for repairs. 

Chef Thomas Keller posted about the crime on Facebook, saying, "The French Laundry wine program is, as many of you know, singular and distinct. We look forward to rebuilding our cellar in the meantime and plan to get to the bottom of this disheartening act immediately."