Before Food Network was a household name, before Iron Chef and Top Chef and Giada and Bourdain, there was Thomas Keller. As owner of some of the best restaurants in the United States, including French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon, the chef played a huge role in elevating American food to a gourmet level on par with that of Europe. On Thursday, you have a chance to meet the man himself when he comes to the Free Library‘s Central Library on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Thursday, October 25. Keller and Bouchon pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel will chat with The Insider’s Michael Klein about Bouchon Bakery, the baking cookbook just released this week. Tickets to the noon event are $15 each, and are available online here.