the Chez Panisse kitchen
How often do you get a chance to dine at a legendary restaurant.. at a restaurant that changed the way we eat? On Friday we were fortunate enough to eat at Chez Panisse, the restaurant Alice Waters turned into a food Mecca for organic, biodynamic dining in 1971. It did not disappoint. Set in the hippie, laid-back autumnal San Franciscan suburb of Berkeley, Chez Panisse delivers dishes packed with heavenly produce and mature restraint from its chefs. The ingredients are definitely the stars. I wish you could have all been there with me!
organic lamb racks trimmed and ready to go into the oven
the meal begins with a selection of house-marinated olives
Chez Panisse filters and carbonates its own tap water
water bottles are etched with the Chez Panisse logo
First to the entrees or appetisers as they call them in the States.
Bellweather Farm ricotta with salsa rosa and greens toast with egg
Sonoma Farm chicories salad with creamy lemon dressing and Dungeness crab toast