Lunch at Chez Panisse

h1 May 2nd, 2006

Today I went to Chez Panisse Cafe for lunch with my friend Minna. I hadn’t been back since i stopped working there in December. Fantastic meal! and it was really really nice to see all those friendly faces. i should go more often.

what we ate:
4 appetizers-

Washington State oysters on the half shell with mignonette sauce
Champagne to wash them down

Roasted beets, carrot salad with cumin and lime, and herb jam on flatbread
Bourgogne Vezelay, La Chatelaine, Domaine de la Cadette, France

Cardoon and frisée salad with grilled anchoïade toast

Asparagus with lemon cream, chervil, and bottarga di muggine

2 entrees-

Pan Fried Alaskan halibut with pickled vegetables and parsley mayonnaise

Grilled Hoffman Farm chicken al mattone with Belgian endive, potato-celery gratin, and salsa verde
Westrey Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

2 desserts-

Pineapple sherbet with kumquat confit and gingersnaps

A bowl of Jim Churchill’s Pixie tangerines and Black Sphinx dates

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