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


Bouchon Santa Barbara

Went on a brief trip to Santa Barbara back in 2014 (I know, it's been a while) and found this beautiful place!   Bread and butter to start.  Served warm, as it should be.   The Market Salad was good.  Fennel, herbed chevre, almonds, and a fennel vinaigrette.   The Market Soup was perfect for the … Continue reading Bouchon Santa Barbara