A few weeks ago my parents and I traveled to San Francisco for a weekend trip. Of course the trip was all about food. Our days revolved around where we were going to eat, so of course we had to head out to Berkeley for a day. The reason for that was Chez Panisse. Chez Panisse is owned by chef Alice Waters, the concept is to have a daily changing menu with the freshest ingredients possible. Alice Waters really brought the trend of farm to table to life and for good reason. Her restaurant is beautifully done and fits perfectly in Berkeley. If you ever have an opportunity to go I highly advise doing so. Here is what my parents and I ate for lunch...
Roasted Beet, Grapefruit and Herb Salad with Nigella Seeds
Baked Andante Dairy Goat Cheese with Garden Herbs
Grilled Chicken Breast with Butternut Squash and Red Wine Panade, Little Turnips, Wild Mushrooms and Sage
Rigatoni with Rapini, Pancetta, Ricotta Salata and Toasted Breadcrumbs
Braised Lamb with Rutabaga Puree, Snap Peas, and Black Olive Tapenade
Ginger Cake with Meyer Lemon Cream and Candied Kumquats