Chez Panisse, Berkeley

A culinary landmark.   I went upstairs for the more casual cafe.   Though known for focusing on quality ingredients, I thought the bread was rather standard.   I think this might have been my favorite part of the meal!  Local halibut tartare with cucumbers, radishes, green coriander and ginger.   I eventually tried to recreate … Continue reading Chez Panisse, Berkeley


Central Kitchen, San Francisco

Went here for a birthday dinner date. (= Lovely on the outside! Lovely on the inside! But the seats were uncomfortable as if they don't want you to stay and enjoy your meal. The ginger beer was awesome, makes me want to find and buy some! Got the "Let The Kitchen Decide" and was stuffed! … Continue reading Central Kitchen, San Francisco

Anchor & Hope, San Francisco

      Allagash ‘Curieux’ Barrel Aged Tripel (6oz), Portland, Maine 11%       Ommegang ‘Abbey Ale’, Belgian Style Dubbel, Cooperstown, NY 12oz 8.2%         Raw Oysters from Miyagi, CA, Kusshi, BC, and Blue Point, NY       California halibut, preserved lemon nage, asparagus, hon shimeji mushrooms, kohlrabi, pea tendrils. … Continue reading Anchor & Hope, San Francisco