Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Peas! Spring is here.


LUNCH WITH AN OLD FRIEND in the Café Chez Panisse today, and spring has definitely sprung. The salad (cardoons, mâche, mackerel on toast) was an intriguing study in textures and colors (my photos never do justice); Lindsey’s Steelhead Romescu with potatoes, turnips, and cress was even bolder and more intriguing (and made me think of Barcelona); the penne offered up my first peas of the year with little chunks of asparagus, a light dish, with just enough tasty cream to bind it. Tangerines and dates; then appletart with ice cream.

Pinot grigio from Slovenia

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