Sunday, February 22, 2009

West Coast






6 comments:

Ted said...

#1 Son was a toddler when we were in Berkeley, so we didn't go to Chez Panisse, the restaurant. We did go to their bistro, which was very good. Tolerant of toddlers, too.

mdmnm said...

Hey Ted,

It was really, really good. I'm sure the bistro is just as nice. Bonus for the toddler-bound!

LC said...

My old stomping grounds, but I was too young and stupid to go to Chez Panisse more than once (and that was when my folks visited). Where's the oyster shot? Reminds me of bloodies and crabs on the deck of Sam's. Love that area.

mdmnm said...

Langdon-

The oysters were at a little roadside stand on Tomales Bay. Nice oysters. The ones at Point Reyes weren't as good.

Beverly said...

OMG...

Chez Panisse, Berkeley, Tomales Bay, Point Reyes... [sigh]

You're making me sooooooooo homesick. Not much really interesting in the resteraunt department in way SouthCentral Colorado.

Do you know much of Alice Waters? She is (or was?) an awesome lady who did wonders for her community, gardening for cooks and food in general. Plus, she's made some wonderful cook books; you'd like 'em!!!

mdmnm said...

Beverly,

I'm fortunate to have access to Waters' "Simple Food" and just got the "Chez Panisse Cafe Cookbook". I've read a fair bit about Waters' career and agree that she's probably one of the most influential chefs and voices in creating modern American cooking.