chez panisse

Discussion in 'Restaurant Reviews' started by cookm, Aug 29, 2000.

  1. cookm

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    Hey, i just got back from Chez Panisse. What a meal! Started with panzanella, and my friend had a beet and avocado salad. next course, a pizza with nettles and wild greens. For entree, I had a summer cassoulet with duck confit, sausage, and fresh beans. My friend had a polenta cake that was put in the wood burning oven with haricot verts, chanterelles (hi shroomgirl), and arugula. We had 3 desserts: a lemon creme brulee with gingersnaps, a bittersweet chocolate pave with chantilly creme, and a nectarine raspberry cobbler. I also had a Bandol Rose. My friend had a tisane--an infusion made with fresh mint and lemon verbena. It was a wonderful meal.
     
  2. shroomgirl

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    I remember Chez Panisse from 8years ago....UMMMMMM Acme breads, nicoise olives on the table, grilled tuna salad nicoise, mixed berry pie. I walked into the cafe for lunch on a whim and actually got seated.
     
  3. cape chef

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    it's been 11 years since I ate at alice Waters wonderful restaurant.when I was at the school for american chefs at beringer vinyards my class mate was a sous chef there.all I can remember was the smells coming from the kitchen,broccali rabe being sauteed on the line out side the main kitchen.baskets of heirloom tomatoes, a custamer playing acoustic guitar. my first taste of ramps. the best goat cheese I ever had , and ofcourse acme bread
     
  4. cookm

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    Hey, what are ramps? I saw that ingredient in one of Charlie Trotter's books. I've never seen it up close and personal.


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  5. cape chef

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    Hi cookm
    Ramps are wild leeks, very thin,only around in the spring (out east)very delicate leek-garlic flavour.