"Simply French," the cuisine of Joel Robuchon, by Patricia Wells is simply delicious to cook from and to look at! Joel Robuchon's unique ways of doing things are detailed in such a way that they become easy to do.
That book changed the way I cook is small but significant ways. I really think you'll like it.
This spring I had the opportunity to be in a Master Class with Raymond Blanc, and to get his book, "Simple French Cookery. It is not "restaurant style," but OHBOY! your friends and family will thank you every time you cook from it!