so i took a last minute side trip to berkeley on my way back from oregon trying to get home to LA. i have lawys wanted to go to chez panisse and was able to get a reservation at the cafe, which is located upstairs versus the restaurant downstairs. wanted to share my meal experience with you guys. my meal started off with a salad of canaard farm rocket with persimmons and a balsamic vinagerette. canaard farm rocket is a bitter, nutty, peppery field green similar in taste to arugula. the salad was perfectly dressed and a nice accompaniment. to accompany my main dish, i had a nice glass of chignin from france, 2003 (white wine). i had the butternut squash and sage ravioli with warm nettles - that was delicious. nettles is a green vegetable, something i had never experienced before. the pasta was lightly tossed in olive oil and was sprinkled with parmesan cheese. i couldn't resist dessert- i had sierra beauty apple-cranberry crisp with anise vanilla ice cream. YUM YUM. tart and delicious, a perfect way to end the meal. i cappedit off with an herbal infusion of spearmint called tisane and walked out the door. overall the service was excellent, food to die for, really want to go back again!